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 ABOUT US 

In 2019, Andrew Wilkins and Zachary Lowell began to think about the future of engineering.

They thought about their shared passion for drones and how aeronautical-based engineering could help shape a better future.

Based on their intuition, Andrew & Zachary both began extensive research on the ever-growing amount of creative ways drone technologies were being utilized. What they discovered was congruent with major market analysis, research and forecasting — it became obvious a new market for drone software solutions was slowly emerging.

That's why Ascend Engineering was created, meet our team.

Present-day, we're observing how this market is no longer inching towards fruition — it's marching — and market analysts across the board are in agreement.

"The demand for autonomous drones is showcasing a tremendous surge to perform contactless and remote operations across several industries as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Companies are increasing the adoption of advanced technologies in drones to pace up operations and respond quickly to several crises and anomalies."

- Fortune Business Insights

"The $100 billion market opportunity we forecast over the next five years is just the tip of the iceberg. Drones' full economic potential is likely to be multiple times that number, as their ripple effects reverberate through the economy."

- Goldman Sachs

"As the market matures, more value will migrate to software, especially for turnkey solutions that improve UAS operations. Companies would also value turnkey software solutions that support autonomous flight and integrate air-traffic control of drones and planes."

- McKinsey & Company

"The industry is witnessing a rising surge in the entrance of new companies and young startups scaling across the boards. Manufacturers and service providers are now moving away from their conventional business processes and focusing their efforts toward the development of imagery data-based intelligent software."

- Grand View Research