Green Energy, Industry 4.0 and Drone Management in First Phase
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and SixAI are to partner in the conversion of defence technologies – specifically, those developed by IAI – and their commercialisation for civil applications, the companies announced on 27 October.
The companies will jointly own and manage the partnership, leveraging IAI’s management and R&D expertise and SixAI’s capabilities in commercialization. The first phase will focus on three specific areas:
- Green energy, including technologies for energy production, use and storage;
- Industry 4.0, including optimising machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, production automation, IoT deployment for enhanced automation, automated monitoring and control, and manufacturing of intelligent machines for problem-solving without human intervention;
- Monitoring and managing low-altitude commercial drones, including command and control over commercial platforms in an urban environment, and training for drone operators.
Boaz Levy, IAI President and CEO, stated “Our collaboration is part of IAI’s new strategic roadmap of leveraging technologies and R&D capabilities to create dual-use technologies for commercial implementation. IAI’s military technologies have contributed significantly to the security of the state of Israel, but have also been a source of technology diffusion that [has] benefited the civilian market, as seen in recent deployment in the fields of agriculture, mining, cybersecurity, and medicine.”
“SixAI’s partnership with IAI will help project the capabilities of […] Israeli technological know-how beyond military and homeland security. Converting existing IAI dual-use technologies will enable us to introduce to the world game-changing solutions that could potentially solve pressing global challenges, such as humanitarian issues, traditional industrial employment, and the climate crisis,” added Ran Poliakine, Founder and Board Member of SixAI.