Zipline: why the sky's the limit for delivery drones
We talk to Zipline about building the world logistics system of the future.
In this episode, Zipline's founder Keller Rinaudo Cliffton talks to Scottish Mortgage's manager Tom Slater. They discuss the benefits of working in Africa; how a mission can give a company its competitive edge; and their vision for approximating teleportation with instant delivery.
Founded in 2014, Zipline’s first contract was with the government of Rwanda to deliver blood to its hospitals. Since then it’s expanded to Ghana, Japan, Nigeria, and the US, and moved beyond medical supplies to everyday shopping and groceries. While they’ve received attention for their innovative, clean-energy drones, it’s also their software infrastructure, organisational competency, and inspiring vision that has enabled their extraordinary growth.
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Effect of unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) delivery on blood product delivery time and wastage in Rwanda: a retrospective, cross-sectional study and time series analysis
Leapfrogging for Last-mile Delivery in Health Care
- Presenter: Claire Shaw
- Audio production agency: Listen
- Producer: Phil Sansom
- Executive producer: Suzy Grant
- Production manager: Niamh Kidd
- Editorial lead: Malcolm Borthwick