AVPL International Partners with IIT Kanpur to Revolutionize Global Agriculture with Advanced Drones

Revolutionising Agriculture - AVPL International and IIT Kanpur Partner to Propel Advanced Technology Drones

Bangalore, 11th June 2024 – AVPL International, a leading homegrown drone company, has joined forces with the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), marking a pivotal step in advancing drone technology for global agriculture. This collaboration, cemented by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), aims to develop state-of-the-art drones equipped with advanced technology to address challenges faced by large-scale landholders in India, Australia, Austria, and various European nations. By leveraging the expertise of IIT Kanpur’s Department of Electrical Engineering, these drones will expand the horizons of drone applications in agriculture and beyond.

The MoU underscores a shared vision between IIT Kanpur and AVPL International to utilize drone technology for agricultural applications, tackling issues such as seed broadcasting and agrochemical spraying. Key stakeholders, including Prof. Amrendra K Singh, Prof. Tarun Gupta, and Prof. Ketan Rajawat from IIT Kanpur, along with Preet Sandhuu, Founder and Chairman, and Mr. Himanshu Sharma, CEO of AVPL International, were present at the signing ceremony. Dr. Piyashee Mallik and Ms. Reema Mittal served as witnesses.

“Leveraging the extensive heritage of pioneering research at IIT Kanpur, we are set to develop drone solutions that not only fulfill but surpass the advancing demands of agriculture globally. Our shared vision encompasses not just the development of cutting-edge technology, but its seamless integration into the fabric of agricultural practices, enriching efficiency, sustainability, and global agricultural outcomes. We are excited to embark on this pioneering advancement that will transform agricultural practices,” stated Ms. Preet Sandhuu, Founder and Chairman of AVPL International.

AVPL International will also be allocated a dedicated space within Techno Park, IIT Kanpur, fostering an environment conducive to innovation and collaboration.

Prof. Amrendra K. Singh, Professor-in-charge of Technopark at IIT Kanpur, emphasized, “This partnership is of strategic importance in addressing agricultural challenges, delivering the diverse benefits of drones as cost-efficient and versatile tools to the global agricultural industry.”

Mr. Himanshu Sharma, CEO of AVPL International, highlighted the symbiotic relationship between AVPL’s manufacturing expertise and IIT Kanpur’s advanced drone technology. He expressed confidence in the collaboration’s potential to produce drones of unparalleled quality, tailored specifically for the complex demands of agricultural tasks. He articulated his vision of these drones not only meeting but surpassing industry standards, ultimately enhancing agricultural productivity and sustainability on a global scale.