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, 1 in 10 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.
The incubator 1776 is known for looking for innovative ideas all over the world. qAIRa was the winner locally of the Challenge Cup - Lima. After this, qAIRa participated and won regionally the Challenge Cup - Regional that was held in Mexico D.F. It will be the only startup from Peru that will be participant of the world final Challenge Cup - Finals that will be held in June 2016 in Washington D.C.
The Congress of the Republic of Peru, through its Commission of Science, Innovation and Technology, gave an award to the founders of qAIRa because of their labor in research of disruptive technologies.
The idea of the drone for air quality monitoring of qAIRa won the Global Impact Competition Peru 2015 organized by Singularity University and CONCYTEC. This allowed co-founder Mónica to be part of the Graduate Studies Program 2015.
The idea of the drone for air quality monitoring of qAIRa won the Second Place in the Innovative Academic Category of the Award to the Technological Innovation 2014 of the National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy. This allowed qAIRa to approach the mining sector.
qAIRa won the funding of “Ideas Audaces” from the National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC) in order to implement their solution throughout Peru.
Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1.5mn in emerging market startups through its exclusive startup competition in 60 countries. qAIRa Nano+7 won the national competition in Lima and will be representing Peru in the world finals that will be held during March 2017 in Switzerland.
En su objetivo de calcular los niveles de contaminación del aire en zonas de difícil acceso, un equipo de investigadores peruanos ha logrado desarrollar un dron capaz de medir los niveles de los gases contaminantes en las...
Dron diseñado en la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), vuela sobre los 5 mil metros sobre el nivel del mar con fines a realiza estudios de los glaciares y elaborar modelos de tres dimensiones. Ing. Francisco Cuellar, Dir. CETAM de la PUCP, sostuvo que el dron...
Mónica Abarca y Adolfo Valdivieso ambos de 23 años son dos jóvenes ingenieros peruanos que gracias a CONCYTEC ganaron una beca para estudiar en Estados Unidos.
Cinco empresas “startup” de América Latina han sido seleccionados entre cientos de empresas de la región para participar en una competencia mundial que otorgará hasta US$1 millón en premios y servicios de asesoría.
A finales de mayo, Mónica Abarca ganó una beca para participar del prestigioso post grado de Singularity University, en Silicon Valley, California. Su experiencia en proyectos como los de Mars Society y sobre todo el desarrollo de un vehículo......
Luego de ser declarada ganador del concurso local de Seedstars World, Mónica Abarca, representante de la startup Qaira nanao+7, tendrá la oportunuidad de viajar en marzo próximo para participar del concurso mundial en Suiza...