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Join Ann Arbor SPARK for an exciting A2Mobility Tech Meetup focused on the Advanced Air Mobility ecosystem. This event will delve into the innovative use of drone technology to advance healthcare. We have gathered industry experts and leading organizations, including blueflite, Spright, Michigan Medicine, and Newlab, for an engaging panel discussion to share their insights and experiences in a discussion exploring how drone delivery can transform healthcare services, patient experiences, accessibility, and affordability.

blueflite, a cutting-edge drone technology company, will present their latest developments in the field of healthcare delivery. They will showcase their innovative drone solutions and explain how their technology is being leveraged to enhance patient care and enable efficient transportation of medical supplies.

Spright, a leading drone delivery service provider, will share their experiences in delivering medical goods to remote areas using unmanned aerial vehicles. They will discuss the challenges faced and the opportunities unlocked by drone technology in improving access to and affordability of healthcare.

Michigan Medicine will highlight their initiatives integrating drones into their medical operations. They will discuss how drones are being utilized for fast and safe transportation of materials and pharmaceuticals, resulting in improved patient outcomes and streamlined healthcare processes.

Newlab, an innovation hub driving technology advancements, will present their collaborative efforts in the drone space. They will talk about their partnerships with startups, as well as the work being done around community acceptance of drone activity.

This event promises to be an exciting opportunity to explore the intersection of Advanced Air Mobility and healthcare. Whether you are a technology enthusiast, a healthcare professional, or simply curious about the future of healthcare, this event is for you. Join us to gain insights, network with industry leaders, and discover the possibilities that drone technology brings to the healthcare ecosystem.

4:45 – 5:00: Arrival, grab a snack/beverage, networking
5:00 – 5:10: Introduction
5:10 – 5:55: Panel Discussion – Drone technology advancing healthcare in Michigan
5:50 – 6:30: Networking, happy hour

About our Speakers:
James McClearen brings over 18 years of experience to his position of CTO at blueflite. A co-founder of blueflite, in his current role James and his collaborators are committed to developing the worlds most robust and agile Aerial Delivery Robots. Under his guidance, blueflite has become known as one of the most innovative names in the UAV/Drone industry.

Diena Seeger is Vice President of Business Development at Spright, a drone delivery solutions provider for critical medical delivery and high-value inspection applications.

Dana Habers is the Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Pharmacy at University of Michigan Health. In this position she is responsible for driving new growth opportunities including identifying, developing and launching new products, services and business models.

Colleen Hau joined Newlab last year as VP of Product & Programs, leading their innovation studios in Detroit. Prior to Newlab, she was at Carhartt for 7 years leading the product innovation, insights and strategy function. Previous roles include government-funded research in academic settings, consulting with brands on product and brand innovation, and work at a leading OEM to re-define and develop relevant brand opportunities. In 2021 Colleen was named to Innovation Leader’s list of Top 25 Most Influential Innovators.



Join us at SPARK Central or virtually, whichever works best for you! Our presentation and Q&A will run from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. with a happy hour reception to follow for in-person attendees.