Kitepower wins Ministry of Defence innovation competition

November 7, 2016

Delft Startup Kite Power has won the innovation competition Defense themed "Energy for operational action. The startup thus wins a prize of € 200,000.

The armed forces is a a major energy consumer and largely dependent on fossil fuels, which brings risks and limitations. Kite Power offers an environmentally friendly solution, by generating wind power with kites. The high power kites are easy to use and quick to install in an operational environment. Therefore, the jury of the Ministry of Defence chose the Delft startup as the winner. The spin-off of the Delft University of Technology will use the €200,000 prize for their future product development.