DroneTeam Twente

DroneTeam Twente

Making emergency aid available for everyone

DroneTeam Twente

We are DroneTeam Twente, a student team from the University of Twente. Our goal is to accelerate drone innovation by building drones for emergency medical aid. With over 50 past and current student members we participate yearly in the international iMechE UAS Challenge, where our drones autonomously perform a humanitarian aid mission. We also take part in many other unique projects, from drone education to improving drone safety.


A drone designed for disaster areas

Our 2021 UAS Challenge drone Phoenix is an autonomous 3D-printable drone build for disaster relief in remote areas. It can deliver up to 3 kg of medical equipment at a top speed of 115 km/h. The drone can take off and land like a helicopter and then transition to plane mode to have a range of more than 30 kilometers. It won us the Most Promising award.
🏆 2021 iMechE UAS Challenge – Most Promising Team

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A drone designed for disaster areas

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DroneTeam Twente launches crowdfunding campaign for new humanitarian aid drone

December 20, 2021

We are DroneTeam Twente, the first and only competitive student drone team in the Netherlands. Made up of 13 international and interdisciplinary students, we work towards the development and application of drones for humanitarian aid. This is done through fully autonomous drones that can deliver packages, even at locations which are difficult to quickly access for aid workers.

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DroneTeam Twente at Dutch Design Week 2021: innovating and accelerating the drone industry

October 16, 2021

This week, DroneTeam Twente will be present at Dutch Design Week 2021. In this article we explain what we do.

In many rural areas, aid in any form is hard to access. The roads are unsuitable for cars, villages relocate without letting the authorities know. This can lead to many problems if, for example, an ambulance is needed. 

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Interview technisch manager: “DroneTeam Twente wil wereld verbeteren door middel van drones”

October 1, 2021 | Author:  Wiebe de Jager

Wiebe de Jager van Dronewatch spreekt met de nieuwe technisch manager van DroneTeam Twente, Phillippe Damoiseaux, over de ontwikkeling van drones. Het interview is ook te vinden op Dronewatch

Wat is DroneTeam Twente?

“DroneTeam Twente is het eerste en enige competitieve studenten droneteam van Nederland.”

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