Flyability, an EPFL spin-off, is a leading indoor inspection drone company dedicated to creating safe, collision-tolerant robotics to access inaccessible places, replacing dangerous human operations with unmanned devices.

Flyability specializes in drone-based industrial solutions for companies with a focus on the mining, power generation, energy, chemical, wastewater, and maritime industries.

Flyability was founded in 2014 by Adrien Briod and Patrick Thevoz. The company is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, with offices in China, Singapore, and the U.S.



Flyability’s drone technology increases safety by reducing the need for inspectors to enter confined spaces. It also significantly reduces downtimes for confined space inspections, resulting in large savings for its clients.


Flyability launched Elios 3, the world’s first collision-tolerant drone equipped with a LiDAR sensor for indoor 3D mapping. Elios 3 allows inspectors to visualize their assets in 3D models created in real time as the drone flies. 


Flyability has already demonstrated 3D mapping and localization capabilities indoors, where Flyability's unique collision tolerance technology allows to access the most complex environments quickly and with peace of mind. Flyability counts more than 1,0000 customers in over 60 countries, including Cargill and Dow.


Flyability is backed by ETF Partners, Swisscom Ventures, SBI Investment, The Dow Chemical Company, Cargill, Verve Ventures, MKS, Future Industry Ventures, and others. The company raised CHF 15M ($15.5M) in Series C financing on Sep 07, 2022. This brings Flyability's total funding to $42.1M to date.



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $42.1M over 7 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Lausanne
  • State: Vaud
  • Country: Switzerland
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