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Elin Leander, Andreas Gazis and Britta Lönn test drones in Tyresö. Abbas Reyhanian: Abbas Reyhanian

Can drones help reduce waste in Tyresö? A pilot project will find out.

It is the foundation Keep Sweden Clean who wants to test if drones are good at measuring junk.

“It feels like there is a great potential that they can cover large areas in a short period of time in a completely different way than our manual rubbish measurements, which are more time consuming,” says Britta Lönn, project manager at Håll Sverige Rent, who lives in Tyresö.

Introducing Somya, co-founder of startup Skarl

On today’s show, we talk to Somya, co-founder of Skarl, a startup that is part of Urban ICT Arena. Skarl has entered the arena and been active for a while. Somaya tells us a bit about that, how Skarl’s involvement started and what they have done lately.

Call for applications: Participate in the humanitarian drone test corridor

The new Humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor in Malawi is an exciting innovation that UNICEF has pioneered in partnership with the Government of Malawi. In December 2016, the Government of Malawi and UNICEF announced an agreement to create a testing corridor for humanitarian use of drones.

UNICEF and the Government of Malawi launch Africa’s first humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor

July 2017 – All roads led to Kasungu Aerodrome in Kasungu District on Thursday 29th June 2017 as the Government of Malawi, with support from UNICEF, officially launched a humanitarian drone testing corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) also known as drones.