Lincoln drone company awarded more than $1M in grants
October 18, 2020
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln company focused on fighting wildfires using drones has been awarded more than $1 million in federal and state grants, it announced.
Drone Amplified has been awarded a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research grant for $983,676 and a Nebraska Department of Economic Development matching grant for $100,000, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
The company said the funding will be used to help conduct research and development on improving the safety, decreasing the costs and increasing the effectiveness of firefighters battling wildfires.