Drone company wins Latvian-American innovation award

On December 9 during an online award ceremony the winners of the Latvian-American Innovation
Award 2021 were announced, with UAV Factory’s innovative long-endurance aircraft Penguin C Mk2 VTOL
winning the main prize, AmCham Latvia said.

The runner-up was Vigo Health's remote rehabilitation software “Vigo”. The winner received 10,000 euros and the runner-up 5,000 euros as well as a custom-made award.

UAV Factory is a U.S.-based leader in unmanned technology. In the summer of 2021 UAV Factory released its “Penguin C Mk2 VTOL” aircraft which ensures vertical takeoff and landing in variable terrains, extreme temperatures and strong winds. The innovation has been patented.

Vigo Health provides a remote rehabilitation software “Vigo” for stroke patients to overcome functional, cognitive and emotional consequences at the comfort of their own home. It can save up to 90% of rehabilitation-day costs and reduce travel time as well as costs for the patient and has so far helped more than 100 stroke survivors to recover.

The Latvian-American Innovation Award is hosted by the Baltic American Freedom Foundation, the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (AmCham) and the U.S. Embassy in Riga in close partnership with TechHub Riga and the Latvian Startup Association Startin.LV.

To find out more about the Award visit: https://www.amcham.lv/en/events-2/lv-us-innovation-award.

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