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.

Team

Mónica Abarca

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.

Carlos Saito

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.

Francisco Cuéllar

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 Calvo Pérez

Angel Investor

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.
 

Javier Cerna

Mechatronics Engineer

Julio Ramírez

Mechanical Engineer

Antonio Angulo

Electronics Engineer

Andrea Takasawa

Social & Business Manager

Accomplishments & Awards

Press

06/28/2017

Guardians of the air: Peruvian will make map of environmental pollution of the country

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...

Andina

06/28/2017

The project with which Peruvian was chosen as the best entrepreneur

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...

El Comercio

06/28/2017

qAIRa: The technological revolution in favor of the environment began in Peru

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...

Sophimania

06/28/2017

Drone documented the river overflow in Carapongo

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...

El Comercio

06/28/2017

Au Pérou, Qaira déploie ses drones pour controler la pollution de l air

La start-up péruvienne Qaira a mis au point des drones qui mesurent la pollution de l'air au-dessus des zones potentiellement exposées...

Les Echos

07/21/2017

Drones from Antamina go on a quest for efficiency

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.

Semana Económica

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