Containerized SP600
[flygen pumping, drone launching and drone landing]
Skypull                                  Skypull, s.a.         

VTOL, rigid wing, box wing, groundgen, pumping,  figures of 8,  drone, kite system,  four propeller/impellers, quadrangular structure, 
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  • Skypull drones of "box wing" style:
    • Skypull SPO
    • Skypull SP1
    • Skypull SP2
    • Skypull SP600
    • Skypull SP1700
    • ? [ ] SKP125+ 
      SKP125B   SKP800    SKP801        ???
  • Patent: Traction air device, air device for a wind plant and wind plant for electric power production, ship provided with a traction air device             Aldo Cattano                PDF     
    "air device" 
    20 March 2015 (20.03.2015)   
    • Comment: The patent seems to avoid using the term kite for its mechanical principle; the language defers to "traction air device." Avoiding nod to kite physics may portend some kind of disconnect.  ~JpF  

    • "For the purpose of reducing its aerodynamic drag, a coating (41) of shaped rubber foam is hooked around the retaining cable (18) to decrease aerodynamic drag.
      At regular intervals along the coating (41) it is provided to insert a piezoelectric generator which is charged with the vibrations generated by the air device (1) during flight. The
      piezoelectric generator will supply a series of light devices, preferably with LEDs, which allow to identify the retaining cable (18) at night-time. The coating (41) will preferably be further provided with reflective parts in order to increase visibility also during the daytime. Also the fact that the coating (41) has a greater size with respect to the retaining cable (18) contributes to increasing its visibility during the daytime."     Comment: Though such tether shaping is discussed in the patent, such does not mean that Skypull will used shaped tethers.  Will they?  ~ JpF

  • Team noted Feb. 2020
    • Reinout Oussoren
    • Marcello Corongiu
    • Gioele Zgraggen
    • Andrea Pedrioli
    • Alessandro Perego
    • Akshay Ramachandrian
    • Danny Schneider
    • Nicola Mona
    • Aldo Cattano
    • Nicoḷ Bastianelli
    • Ricardo Marques
    • Mohamad Akkawi
    • Remi Gaillard
    • Jessica Spartaco
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Press Release                                    Feb. 25, 2020
Skypull successfully closes its first financing round 

Skypull is proud to announce the completion of a seven figure financing round by Shibumi International, a Dubai based venture capital firm investing and supporting early stage startups in the built environment demonstrating disruptive innovation and related growth potential for traditional markets. Shibumi International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulermak, a large industrial company focused on heavy civil works and steel fabrication.

 We're excited about Shibumi's investment allowing Skypull to accelerate the development of its core Drone or UAV technology (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) in order to bring to market a technical demonstrator by June 2020, to showcase characteristics and system performance. "The investment solidifies the belief in the advantages of our patented Airborne Wind Energy system architecture, as well as the strength and capability of our diverse executive management team," affirms Reinout Oussoren, CEO of Skypull.

 Shibumi closely evaluated the emerging Airborne Wind Energy players and technologies and believes that Skypull's system and approach is among the best suited when compared to more mature companies and related designs. Shibumi will work closely with Skypull on corporate development and obtaining future financing rounds on its trajectory to a commercial product launch targeted for 2022.

 Skypull is recruiting engineering talent both in Switzerland and abroad and is in the final stage of selecting larger office and assembly space to accommodate its growing team and activities. The recent addition to its executive team has added a significant validation that its technology can be a game-changer and economically viable in both on- and off grid applications supporting the global transition to low cost sustainable renewable energy.
Press Release                                                 Feb. 6, 2020
Skypull lands new CEO from Wind Industry

Skypull proudly announces that Reinout Oussoren has joined as Chief Executive Officer. Reinout brings over 25 years of commercial and operational leadership experience from a variety of international operations, most recently and ongoing as CEO of Northern Power Systems (NPS), a leading provider of small and medium wind turbines for distributed power generation. This key hire from the wind industry further validates the potential that exists within the airborne wind energy sector to capture a share of the continuous growing renewable energy market globally. Oussoren will replace Nicola Mona, Co-Founder at Skypull, who will continue in the role of Chief Compliance Officer and Chairman of the Board.

 "It has been a privilege to lead Skypull from its inception. Over the past three years, we've developed Skypull from a potentially crazy idea into a concept with crazy potential. We are proud that the efforts of the past several years have resulted in the wind energy industry no longer looking at our market segment as a far-flung future technology but rather something that has the ability to disrupt the entire market. It's an honor to pass on the leadership to Reinout. He has the experience and drive to get Skypull to the next level. I am eager to support the team both strategically as well as ensuring regulatory compliance ", affirms Nicola.

 "Skypull is among the most exciting companies that I have seen in the renewable energy space. They have the potential to become a big player in this segment of the renewable industry. Its products will suit both on- and off grid applications competing with conventional renewable and traditional forms of power generation. I am extremely excited to see what we will accomplish in the coming months, hope to be able to announce an equity investment in the coming weeks, allowing us to further expand our team and accelerate technology and product development ", affirms Reinout.