Earth's most valuable resource is being threatened. High levels of contamination in the air directly cause 4.2 million deaths annually, and this figure is only worsening. This worldwide epidemic must be addressed now, and we believe qAIRa can be part of the solution.
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 2015 Graduate Studies Program 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. With more than 6 years of experience working with commercial and military drones, Carlos has piloted robotic aircrafts in inhospitable places such as volcanos and glaciers.
Director & Co-Founder
Javier is an entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of Liderman, a company that operates in Peru, Ecuador and Chile associated with the Carlyle Group, the world's leading investment fund. He is also an investor and director of Ananay Hoteles and Algaex (algae cultivation).
Executive with experience in the telecommunications, banking, IT and business solutions sectors. Expert in business creation and management of commercial areas, marketing, customer service, engineering and systems. Management of interest groups in the public and private sectors.
Mechatronics and Mechanics
Electronics and Programming
Electronics and Software
Management and Administration
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.