For putting the idea of using autonomous drones for indoor pollination into practice, Polybee was awarded the DBS Tech for Impact award worth S$50,000 on Friday to develop its bee-like technology. The award will allow Polybee to access the DBS Innovation ecosystem, marketing support, as well as the DBS Banking Prize.

This comes after the deep-tech startup was awarded the People’s Choice Award in the DBS Foundation Social Impact Prize competition last October, bringing its total winnings to a value of S$75,000. DBS said it hopes the support would help Polybee advance their tech and contribute towards a more sustainable and food-secure future.

“We have chosen Polybee as our DBS Tech for Impact Prize winner as we believe that their autonomous drones for precision pollination in indoor farming can bolster urban farming and in turn support Singapore’s goal to produce 30 per cent of our food needs by 2030,” said Karen Ngui, board member of DBS Foundation and DBS’ Group Head, strategic marketing & communications.

For putting the idea of using autonomous drones for indoor pollination into practice, Polybee was awarded the DBS Tech for Impact award worth S$50,000 on Friday to develop its bee-like technology. The award will allow Polybee to access the DBS Innovation ecosystem, marketing support, as well as the DBS Banking Prize.

This comes after the deep-tech startup was awarded the People’s Choice Award in the DBS Foundation Social Impact Prize competition last October, bringing its total winnings to a value of S$75,000. DBS said it hopes the support would help Polybee advance their tech and contribute towards a more sustainable and food-secure future.

“We have chosen Polybee as our DBS Tech for Impact Prize winner as we believe that their autonomous drones for precision pollination in indoor farming can bolster urban farming and in turn support Singapore’s goal to produce 30 per cent of our food needs by 2030,” said Karen Ngui, board member of DBS Foundation and DBS’ Group Head, strategic marketing & communications.