Swiss start-up Jedsy has entered a partnership with Germany's Asklepios Kliniken to explore the use of its delivery drones in the healthcare sector. The details of the collaboration were shared at the UP.Summit.
Jedsy, co-founded by Herbert Weirather and Mirko Cesena, focuses on the concept of direct drone deliveries. Their drones are designed to dock at a recipient's window or balcony, aiming for increased speed and precision in medical supply delivery. The drones are equipped with docking stations that also function as charging hubs, a feature Jedsy believes could optimize the delivery process.
Asklepios Kliniken, established in 1985, manages around 170 healthcare facilities across Germany and employs over 67,000 professionals. They have consistently focused on a patient-oriented approach in their services. Their division, Medilys, which specializes in laboratory and diagnostic services, will collaborate with Jedsy to test and implement this new method of delivery.
The partnership aims to set up new drone-based delivery routes, with plans to explore the possibility of adding 49 more connections. This approach could provide an alternative to traditional vehicular delivery methods in healthcare logistics.
Both Jedsy and Asklepios have expressed interest in aligning with the European Green Deal's objectives. By integrating Jedsy's drone technology into their supply chain, the partnership aims to reduce CO2 emissions. Reports suggest that using drones for delivery could result in a significant reduction in carbon emissions compared to car-based deliveries.
In line with global sustainability efforts, the commitment of both companies to the European Green Deal indicates their consideration of environmental factors in healthcare logistics. Asklepios was recently nominated for the 16th German Sustainability Award, emphasizing its ongoing efforts in the sustainability realm.