A pollinating drone to rebuild damaged ecosystems

Poleno is a silent drone that helps the process of rebuilding damaged ecosystems by stimulating pollination. Mimicking the form and purpose of a flower, the device attracts insects thanks to its bright colour and built-in light. The insects then pass through its perforated walls, picking up the pollen particles within and dispersing them throughout the local area. After a set period of time the drone travels to another sector, taking some of the pollinating insects with it and helping to spread different types of pollen further afield.


  • Juan José Martínez Guerrero

    Juan José Martínez Guerrero

    IED – Istituto Europeo di Design (Italy)

    Industrial design student from the University of Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano and the European Institute for Design, focused on finding meaningful solutions to people’s problems through innovation and strategic thinking. I consider myself an active, responsible, and intellectually restless person, with ease for languages and advanced applied technologies. I enjoy traveling and seeing other cultures and ways of life, for I believe that this has allowed me to broaden my perspectives on what is possible.more

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  • Laura Cragnolini Pottecher

    Laura Cragnolini Pottecher

    IED – Istituto Europeo di Design (Italy)

    Product Designer specialised in industrial design. Graduated the European Institute for Design (IED) in Milan/Madrid. Italian,English and Spanish speaking. Motivated by the the challenging aspects of design projects, I believe that nature is one of our greatest sources of inspiration as well as one of the toughest and most complex to understand and replicate, therefore I always approach it with utmost respect.more


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