Australian drone startup inks partnership with University of Nevada

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The University of Nevada in Reno has taken an equity stake in Australian aerial delivery drone developer Flirtey, after the local startup inked a research and development (R&D) deal with the university.

The deal will see Flirtey, which was founded by CEO Matthew Sweeney and engineering students at the University of Sydney, develop its technology in collaboration with the University of Nevada in a bid to tackle the market in the United States once it opens up to commercial drone delivery.

"Flirtey is partnering with the University of Nevada, Reno, to pioneer an industry, to develop safe UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] delivery technology, and to position ourselves as a first mover when the US commercial market opens up," said Sweeney.

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