|▲ G-Dron / CEO Park Min-gyeong|
Drone is one of the most symbolic devices of the 4th industrial revolution fever thanks to its charm of remote control without a man aboard. It was first developed for military use but is now using in a variety of fields such as aerial videoing, facility monitoring and agriculture, etc. Answering the explosive demand for drones, G-Dron CEO Park Min-gyeong has ambitiously been pushing forward her dream of building a global level drone stadium.
Park majored in computer and worked for large companies including foreign-affiliate firms for more than 16 years. She established G-Dron in 2017 to develop dron games and has pushed forward her ambition to build a dron stadium. The dron games of G-Dron are unique in terms of real-time streaming of the status of the drone, the location of the stadium and the ranks of the lap time.
“Many drone games in Korea is for a controller to control her drone to pass through the installed obstacles. The problem is that the spectators cannot see the drone if it goes to the middle point of the stadium. Also problem is that it is one man show which is difficult to create vibration of group games. So the drone stadium we are designing is improving all of these drawbacks and we actually have applied for a patent for this already” explains Park.
China shares over 90% of the global drone market. Ready to shake the market, G-Dron, with support of the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency, is determined to make presence in Dubai where a 591 meter runway of 6km length drone stadium completed in 2016 makes the country as one of the most promising drone industries in the world.
“If G-Dron succeeds attracting attention there, that proves our capability and we can make our strong presence in other regions of the globe in confidence. Our goal, at first place, is to draw investments there.”
What makes the G-Drone stadium different from other drone stadiums is that it will be assemble-friendly and size-friendly. In addition, gamers can give changes to the items of their missions.
“International drone games are being taken place here and there and Korea will soon to see the need of it. Regretfully, the Korean government doesn’t seem to see it now although it will make a rush after the big games are already occupied by others.”
Meanwhile, Park is waiting for the final decision for the APEC Women CEO Invest Award held in Chile; one of the final 3 companies is to be chosen soon by the Ministry Gender Equality and Family.
When asked about future plan, Park said that she would grow G-Dron to a company that makes yearly 10 billion won sales within 5 years.
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