First ever tethered drone to receive iF Gold Award

14.04.2021, Zurich – Fotokite wins the top distinction in this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD: the iF Gold Award 2021. From almost 10,000 submissions, only 75 were honored with the Gold Award for outstanding design achievements by an international, independent jury of experts. The Fotokite Sigma won the iF Gold Award in the Design Excellence: Product category, with the following statement from the jury:

“So simple yet so exquisite in every detail. The entire user journey has been considered, with usability clearly explained. Everything here is well thought out: the surface treatment, the materials, the components, the camera, the box, the interaction everything!

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About Fotokite

Fotokite’s mission is to help public safety teams save lives with elevated and actionable intelligence at the push of a button. Fotokite solutions provide invaluable overview information to first responders and public safety teams on a daily basis to help them manage complex, safety- critical situations in North American and European public safety markets. Fotokite supports customers from offices in Zurich, Syracuse, and Boulder with venture capital backing by Credit Suisse Entrepreneur Capital, Sony Corporation, Qualcomm Ventures, and 360 Capital Partners. The Company’s core technology was born at the Flying Machine Arena at ETH Zurich and Fotokite is supported by EU Science & Innovation Horizon 2020 grant #856120. Learn more at


For 67 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture, Professional Concepts, User Experience (UX) as well as User Interface (UI). All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE and in the iF design app.
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