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Entrepreneurship Resources: Drone Design Challenge

Last Updated: May 21, 2024 3:36 PM

Drone Design Challenge

This tab is meant to provide additional resources related to the CoLab Drone Design Challenge. Please be sure to visit the tabs for Market Research, Patents, and Technical Standards as well, as necessary.

Quadrocopter Camera Drone

Government Resources

Industry & Market Reports

These reports provide an overview of the drone industry overall. Depending on your product/service, specific statistics and reports on various segments (e.g. drone delivery, drone surveillance, etc.) are available. Contact the business librarian for assistance.

Drone market share chart from 2020 to 2030 by segment

Levitate Capital. (December 9, 2020). Drone market size worldwide from 2020 to 2030, by segment (in billion U.S. dollars) [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved March 20, 2024, from

Note: "The Enterprise drone market is composed of drone hardware, software, and service companies that create products for commercial and industrial applications." These include, but are not limited to: construction, building inspection, counter-drone tech, agriculture, real estate, oil & gas, videography, etc.

UAV/Drone Books Available through UB Libraries


Research Resources

Technical Reports can be an excellent source of research information related to UAVs/UASs/drones. 

Databases that can be used for research are listed below.

Business Librarian

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Carolyn Klotzbach-Russell
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(716) 645-9178

Engineering Librarian

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Erin Rowley
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