Tinamu Labs technology enables safe use of computer-controlled drones in all environments. Through the Microsoft for Startups program, Tinamu Labs gains direct access to the latest Microsoft technologies, global expertise, and the customer and partner ecosystem.
ETH spin-off Zurich-based Tinamu Labs offers an automated end-to-end drone-based solution that enables inspection flights to be performed automatically, even indoors and in environments difficult. The system is based on patented technology and operates independently of GPS. Data collected during inspection flights is analyzed using advanced Microsoft cloud technologies and delivered to customers with the highest level of data privacy.
Tinamu’s solution has been well received by the market, especially due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has increased the need for automated remote inspections without human intervention on site. Among the first customers is the energy group Axpo, while various companies in the energy, mining and trading sectors are also evaluating the solution for possible remote inspection, predictive maintenance and asset monitoring.
Tobias Nägeli, Co-Founder and CEO of Tinamu Labs, says: “We are very happy to be part of the Microsoft for Startups program. It gives us direct access to trusted cloud services that allow us to analyze customer data while ensuring absolute data confidentiality. As I had already had a close relationship with Microsoft Research in Cambridge during my PhD, it is even more exciting for me to be able to work closely with Microsoft Switzerland in a professional manner. “
Andrew Reid, Head of Microsoft’s Swiss Startup Program, said: “The technology and value proposition that Tinamu Labs offers to the growing market is very attractive and has won us over from the start. We were also very impressed with the team, who have a very strong expertise and are very focused, but still very open to learn and share to move together to the next level. We believe these are the ideal preconditions for future success. “
Microsoft for Startups in Switzerland program enables B2B startups to scale by accessing and supporting cutting-edge cloud technologies, making direct connections with engineering and business experts, and exposing themselves to a global network customers and partners.
Tinamu Lab was founded at the end of 2018 by David Lanter, Daniel Meier, Samuel Oberholzer and Tobias Nägeli as a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). The team combines more than 15 years of experience in drone control and computer vision and enables secure and reliable image capture with drones. Drones can now be commercialized not only in established markets, but also in new markets for image and data acquisition, interior inspection and warehouse management.