The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Quantum-Systems GmbH announced the signing of a contract that provides financing of €10 million to Quantum-Systems GmbH, Munich-based market leader for development, design, and production of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). Quantum-Systems has experienced unprecedented growth and demand for its small UAS solutions, and will further invest in expanding operations to meet the need for technological innovation in the professional UAS mapping and surveillance industry.

The EIB – as the EU’s climate bank – judges that Quantum-Systems meets its strict lending requirements. The R&D projects meet many of the bank’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria. The EU bank’s loan is backed by a guarantee from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The EFSI is at the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe, under which the EIB and the European Commission work together as strategic partners and EIB financing strengthens the competitiveness of the European economy.

We are proud to receive this funding from the EIB. To receive EIB financing, high technical and environmental standards must be met. It represents an important milestone in our long-term vision to become a leader in sUAS technology and visual sensors. The EIB clearly recognises the untapped potential not only in Europe but around the world and supports our belief that our platforms will be used for mapping and surveillance missions all over the world in the future. The funds will be used for the continued expansion of our technology and global market presence. In the coming months, we will continue to expand our drone port technology and vertical manufacturing. The global use of drones is at a crossroads and we are confident that now is the right time to deploy our systems.Florian Seibel

CEO, Quantum-Systems GmbH

We are honored to have gained a partner in the EIB that shares our market view and technology vision and trusts Quantum-Systems to play a leading role in the global small UAS market. The funding will enable Quantum-Systems to accelerate the development and production of our unmanned aerial vehicles and strengthen our position in the global market for mapping and surveillance applications. It also shows that Europe plays an important role in breakthrough innovation and is keen to maintain its technological sovereignty.Frank Thieser

CFO, Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems is one of the key players in Europe in the field of sUAS.

For Quantum-Systems, this funding is a big step towards the future. The funds will also form the basis for another round of financing. This would not have been possible without the entire Quantum-Systems team and our supporters! Many thanks for your commitment!

Special thanks go to our supporters, without whom this milestone would not have been possible:

Arno Fuchs – CEO @ FCF Fox Corporate Finance GmbH
Matthias Kresser – Associate Partner @ YPOG / SMP
Felix Haas – Partner @ 10x Group and lead for Quantum-Systems GmbH, 10x Group
Christian Antochi – Venture financing @ EIB

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