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Awards & Recognition

dubai future foundation

Won first place at the “Future of Construction Tech Challenge” by Dubai Future Foundation, 2021


Awarded “Best Start-up Presentation” at VIVATECH in Paris, 2018


Named one of the “Top 3 Innovative Companies in KSA” by Forbes, 2016

“THE UAE Drones for Good Award

Nominated for the “Drones for Good Award”, awarded 5th place out of 800 nominees


Haj & Umrah Services conferences
Falconviz participated in Haj & Umrah Services conferences and exhibitions held in Jeddah Superdome | 9-12 January 2023
Falconviz participated in Haj & Umrah Services conferences and exhibitions held in Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 9-12 January 2023. It is An international conference that includes a number of scientific sessions and workshops presented by elite decision-makers, experts, leaders, and researchers, with the aim of raising the quality of services provided to pilgrims coming from all over the world in accordance with the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030. The Conference has been held in the presence of a group of ministers and specialists from local and international government and private entities in addition to the ambassadors and consuls of Saudi Arabia, and more than 200 entities working in the Hajj and Umrah system.
Jeddah Chamber
FalconViz hosted an Open House event in KAUST | 4 - 8 December 2022
FalconViz hosted an Open House event in KAUST from the 4th to the 8th of December, 2022. The Open House consisted of two areas. The first area was a FalconViz museum where visitors could explore the history of FalconViz from the humble beginnings of made-in-house drones to the cutting edge technologies used for data acquisition in the modern day. Also on display in the museum were several videos showcasing FalconViz’s latest and greatest projects...
Jeddah Chamber
" Jeddah Chamber" for organizing the Innovation Towards Leadership Forum. | Sep 2022
FalconViz thank " Jeddah Chamber" for organizing the Innovation Towards Leadership Forum. It was a pleasure to join the Forum under the umbrella of KAUST

Your World Digitized

VIP Government
                            Delegates Visit
VIP Government Delegates Visit | Sep 2022
Today, we were honored to host delegates from the government of KSA as our VIP guests for a tour of our lab and booth insideKAUST. We look forward to working with them on future innovative projects.
Global AI Summit
Global AI Summit | Sep 2022
In Kaust’s booth at the Global AI Summit, Dr.Mohamed Shalaby presented how FalconViz uses a variety of high-tech drones to carry out their 3D surveying and mapping work.
Global AI Summit
Global AI Summit | Sep 2022
FalconViz account manager, Mohamad Mashnouk, presented our innovative solution for combining drones with AI.
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Global Entrepreneurship Congress
Global Entrepreneurship Congress | March 2022
Pleasure to sign MOU agreement with Saudi Aramco at GEC event نتشرف بتوقيع الشركة مذكرة تفاهم مع شركة "أرامكو السعودية" بالأمس في مجالات التحول الرقمي، وتقنية المعلومات، والتنمية الوطنية. جاء ذلك في ختام اليوم الأول من المؤتمر العالمي لريادة الأعمال -الذي تحتضنهُ العاصمة الرياض تحت رعاية الأمير محمد بن سلمان بن عبد العزيز ولي العهد نائب رئيس مجلس الوزراء وزير الدفاع.
Mobily Business Recognition
Mobily Business Recognition | March 2022
Mobily Business presents FalconViz representative, Dr. Luca Passone, with an award for FalconViz’s valuable contributions as a business partner.
International Conference and Exhibition of Hajj and Umrah services
International Conference and Exhibition of Hajj and Umrah services | March 2022
The International Conference and Exhibition of Hajj and Umrah services was launched on Monday at Jeddah. We are proud to have been part of this monument.
International Conference and Exhibition of Hajj and Umrah services
International Conference and Exhibition of Hajj and Umrah services | March 2022
The conference of "Hajj and Umrah" provided an effective platform for collaboration and discussion among important decision-makers, academics, and others interested in the Hajj and Umrah sector.
LEAP Event
LEAP Event | JAN 2022
Be sure to join us atLEAP22! Visit our stand in our partner Mobily’s booth H1.B20
Demonstration in Front of the Industry Minister @ Modon
Demonstration in Front of the Industry Minister @ Modon | JAN 2022
نتشرف بإختيارنا بواسطة شريكنا الإستراتيجيمدن لعرض ما تم إنجازه في مبادرةمباشر_طواريء باستخدامالدرون أمام معالي الوزير. http://ow.ly/oYCN50HiSKy
Formula 1 Engagement
Formula 1 Engagement | Sep 2021
It was an honor to be a part of this huge event in Saudi Formula 1. FalconViz had the pleasure to participate twice. The first time was through adrone topo survey for the race and the second time was when our colleague Suhail beat all participants at the McLearn simulator at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) to win the chance to play against the McLaren Racing Formula 1 team driverLandoNorris.

FalconViz in the News

Q&A: FalconViz offers key drone data for Saudi Arabia’s ambitions
Luca Passone is the Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and General Manager at FalconViz, a full-service GIS company based in Saudi Arabia. He’s been flying WingtraOne for more than three years and sat down with us to discuss his experience and how the drone has impacted his business and the jobs he is able to take on....
KAUST | Dec 04, 2019
Scanning the horizon with FalconViz
KAUST alumnus Luca Passone (Ph.D. '18, M.S. '11) is part traditional researcher and part horizon-scanning entrepreneur. As the chief technology officer and a co-founder of FalconViz, one of the University's homegrown startups...
EmTech MENA | Dec 10, 2019
FalconViz: Putting Start-Up Technology in Service of Saudi Heritage
Every five years, a number of researchers from KAUST would perform a geometric scan of the university campus. Then the idea occurred to them: "Is it not possible to perform this task faster through the use of drones?"...
MBC | 2018
Falconviz on MBC
FalconViz featured in MBC1! Watch our architectural engineer Yara Bafageeh talk about technology and what we offer in the world ofdata collection, processing, and visualization!
TechCrunch | Jan 28, 2016
Tech Blooms in the Saudi Desert as Aerial Scanning Startup FalconViz Takes Flight
When we think of Saudi Arabia, we don’t imagine startups popping out of the desert. Yet the Kingdom’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is beginning to boom thanks to recently launched initiatives. FalconViz, a Saudi-incorporated startup, is one example. A 3D aerial scanning and modeling system, FalconViz utilizes multi-rotor copters and fixed wing UAVs with Aerial SFM, a proprietary software...
Wamda | May 14, 2015
Payment Startup Wins GCC Pitch Challenge Final
Falconviz is a construction sector solution provider that uses proprietary software and drones that they built to map and monitor construction processes, many of which haven’t changed in thousands of years even while time frames have shrunk dramatically...
Arab News
Arab News | Dec. 23, 2019
Startup of the Week: Drones help Saudi startup map out bright future
FalconViz, which is based at Thuwal’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), takes its name from the national bird of Saudi Arabia. It is also an abbreviation for the data visualization services offered to clients...
Forbes Middle East
Forbes Middle East | Jan. 16, 2017
FalconViz Gets The Upper Hand As Saudi Arabia’s Only Licensed Commercial Drone Operator
In the summer of 2014, people in Jeddah’s historical Al Balad neighborhood witnessed a curious sight. Unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, buzzed 50 meters above the old city, prowling over its densely-packed stone rooftops...
Disruptive Technologies are Paramount to the Success of Saudi Economic Plans: Autodesk's Visionary Conference Concludes
Accelerated adoption of digital technologies will be vital to achieving Saudi’s ambitious Vision 2030, Autodesk Converge, a high-level, first-of-its-kind strategic conference in Riyadh concluded...
Drones Take to the Skies over King Abdullah Economic City
King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed an agreement with FalconViz, a Saudi Arabian start-up company established in 2015, to provide drone services initially for aerial reconnaissance, construction surveys, and project tracking....
Introducing 'Drones for Good'
The Rapid Response Drone Mapping and Tracking device is a project intended for disaster zones. A drone first 3D maps a site before sending in MicroUAV drones for search and rescue purposes. Using RGB, thermal and multispectral imaging the drones identify victims, deposit life-sustainment packs and GPS tag victims' locations for disaster relief services. It's the work of Falcon Viz -- based at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, in Saudi Arabia.

Public Talks

How Technology that is Shaping Cities of the Future is Helping Save an Ancient One.
Juxtaposed with developments of gleaming new towers and modern urban infrastructure, Jeddah’s ancient port centre of Al-Balad is a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site that has largely stood the test of time...
Creating 2D/3D As-Built Models from Point Cloud for Huge Special-Use Buildings
Learn how to effectively convert a point cloud file that comes from laser scanning into an accurate 2D/3D Revit as-built model that complies with construction industry standards using Revit software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and AutoCAD software...
How to Create 3D Digital Cities Using Drones
Learn how to effectively create 3D digital cities that comply with CityGML standards using the data captured and obtained from drones with 3DS Max software, ReCap software, and AutoCAD software. We'll demonstrate real case studies of implemented digital cities developed for international clients in the Middle East...
Documentation of Cultural Heritage Sites: How To
In this class, we will discuss a workflow to document and record cultural heritage sites using 3D data capture and Autodesk software. We will discuss integrated surveying techniques and software, including AutoCAD software, ReCap software, and 3ds Max software, used to document these sites for the next generations ...