ideaForge was founded in 2007 by a team of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) graduates. The team started their explorations in unmanned systems as early as 2004 when they independently discovered the quadrotor configuration. On the back of bootstrapping projects from the IIT Bombay’s Aerospace engineering department, ideaForge helped IIT Bombay win an international UAV competition in 2008. It subsequently created the then world’s smallest and lightest autopilot and India’s first autonomous micro UAV.

The company is the pioneer in Unmanned Aerial Systems segment in India, developing class-leading, indigenous UAVs for surveillance, reconnaissance, imagery and industrial applications. It was originally incubated in the technology business incubator, SINE at IIT, Bombay and subsequently incubated at CIIE at IIM, Ahmedabad.

It is a vertically integrated company which is equipped with in-house R&D, design, manufacturing, software, services and training operations. This provides the flexibility to customize products for an array of requirements. The company also provides end-to-end UAV solutions and services to the industrial and commercial sectors.

The company is continually innovating and experimenting to transform its aerial platforms, to offer greater performance, higher reliability and autonomy.