Air is our planet’s most valuable resource, but it is nowadays being threatened by the high levels of contamination which cause, besides global warming, 4.2 million deaths globally each year.
This silent problem needs to be tackled NOW. Our team works towards achieving the democratization of air quality.
CEO & Co-Founder
Mónica is an entrepreneur and mechatronics engineer passionate for robotics and design. She has experience in the mining industry, education and academic research. She was part of the Graduate Studies Program 2015 at Singularity University, where she learnt about exponential technologies.
COO & Co-Founder
Carlos is an aeronautical engineer from the Air Force Academy of USA passionate about unmanned aerial systems. He has more than 6 years of experience working with commercial and military drones, which he has flown in inhospitable places such as volcanos an glaciers.
CIoTO & Co-Founder
Francisco is an electronics engineer M.Sc. in mechatronics from King’s College from London with experience in research projects in robotics. He is the Director of the Center of Advanced Technologies in Manufacturing from PUCP. He was part of the Executive Program at Singularity University.
Javier is an entrepreneur and investor. He is board president of Liderman, company he founder 27 years ago which is now in Peru, Ecuador and Chile, associated to The Carlyle Group, main investment fund of the world. Javier has received the award for “Business Leader for Change 2016” and is an international speaker.
Social & Business Manager
The idea of the hybrid drone for dust monitoring of qAIRa obtained a Honorable Mention in the category "Innovative Applied to the Sector" of the Award to the Technological Innovation in the Mining-Energy Sector 2017 of the National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy of Peru (SNMPE).
qAIRa won the funding of “Ideas Audaces” from Cienciactiva of the National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC) in order to implement their solution throughout Peru.
Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests in emerging market startups through its exclusive startup competition in 60 countries. qAIRa represented Peru in the world finals that were held during April 2017 in Switzerland. Mónica Abarca of qAIRa was winner of the prize "Best Female Entrepreneur" in this global competition.
Agora Partnerships supports and accelerates entrepreneurs that work towards the shift to a more sustainable, equitable, and abundant world, in order to create social impact. qAIRa is part of their last generation of startups.
Julio Ramírez from THE qAIRa team participated in the workshop for humanitarian use of UAVs for the preparation and response to disasters organized by the World Food Program (WFP) in collaboration with the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI). This initiative emerges to identify the potential use of drones before, during and after natural disasters, such as "Niño Costero 2017" in Peru.
qAIRa is part of the sixth generation of StartUp Peru from Innòvate Perú (Ministry of Production) in the category of Dynamic Ventures. This found will allow to improve the technology that we have been developing.
We have been approved by SGS as suppliers to work in the mining and energy sector.
Have you ever wondered in which area of the country you breathe the most polluted air? To answer this question qAIRa engineers, a Peruvian startup recently awarded in a competition of entrepreneurship in Switzerland, will create with the Map of Air Pollution in Peru with help of drones and fixed modules...
Mónica Abarca, a mechatronics engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), obtained this important recognition with her startup qAIRa, a company that monitors contaminated air with the aid of high technology drones...
Young mechatronics engineer, together with a high level team, develop efficient network of drones and modules to monitor and measure air quality. Network of environmental drones are a global innovation and can operate up to 5000 masl...
The National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI) was supported by the Peruvian technological start-up qAIRa to carry out aerial monitoring in the areas of Carapongo and Huachipa, affected by the overflow of the Rimac river...
La start-up péruvienne Qaira a mis au point des drones qui mesurent la pollution de l'air au-dessus des zones potentiellement exposées...
The mining company bets on this technology and customizes it together with a startup for its use at locations above 4,200 masl. Thus, to improve the supervision of the machinery in their operation and, with it, their profitability.
Technologies, if used with a vision that contributes to the sustainability of the environment, can achieve positive impacts that generate a shared value and a harmony between the environment and the Industry. The case of the company qAIRa, is an example of action to which I pose at the beginning. Its manufacture of drones not only helps companies to have a better management in the realization of their projects, but also seeks to provide information that supports the environment.
In addition to tourist attractions and cultural wealth, there are reasons to be proud of our people. The mechatronic engineer Mónica Abarca (24 years old) built a drone in 2014 capable of detecting air pollution for her thesis project.