Youth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future

WeRobotics

Scaling the impact of humanitarian aid, global development, and environmental protection efforts with robotics solutions

Team Lead

Patrick Meier

Solution Summary

WeRobotics wants to equip young people with skills for the 21st century. Through Pacific Flying Labs (PFL), WeRobotics does just that, giving disadvantaged youth robotics training in aerial and marine imagery, thereby developing the next generation of drone pilots.

First phase activities include teaching young people in Fiji how to use aerial and marine robotics responsibly and effectively for social impact, training on hardware and software solutions, showing them how to carry out humanitarian and environmental projects using these technologies, and evaluating how a learning journey is created in the training and how it might be turned into a formal STEM course.

Market Opportunity

  • The aerial imaging market size is estimated to be valued at over US$2.64 billion by 2022.
  • The Asia Pacific aerial imaging market share is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13.4 percent from 2015 to 2022.

Highlights

  • Launched Pacific Flying Labs in November 2017
  • Recipient of Atlassian Foundation “10 in 10” Partnership Prize
  • Recipient of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Indo-Pacific Development Prize

Organization Goals

  • Review and customize the Flying Labs Framework so it’s fully adapted to needs of local and national stakeholders in the South Pacific
  • Implement and scale PFL with an explicit focus on empowering youth by accelerating their access to the skills needed to thrive in the workforce of the future

Existing Partnerships

WeRobotics currently partners with:

  • University of the South Pacific

Partnership Goals

WeRobotics seeks to partner with:

  • Swiss Government
  • World Bank
  • USAID
  • Rockefeller Foundation

Solver Team

Organization Type:
Nonprofit

Headquarters:
Wilmington, DE, USA

Company Stage:
Pilot

Working in:
Fiji, Nepal, Philippines, Peru, Brazil, Tanzania, Kenya, Senegal, Panama, Dominican Republic

Employees:
12

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