Founded in 2019, HORYZN is a student initiative consisting of 58 Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. students of aerospace engineering, physics, and multiple other disciplines from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The goal is to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in their studies by developing electrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). As an international and interdisciplinary team, HORYZN comes up with innovative solutions for real-world problems.
Thanks to the close cooperation with six chairs from the newly founded Department of Aerospace and Geodesy and as part of the AkaModell München e.V., HORYZN is an interface between research, industry, and students.
As part of the first project, they developed the largest eVTOL UAV in the history of the Technical University of Munich. In their next project they will test a medical use case – the transport of defibrillators – and thus encourage the social debate regarding the use of civil UAVs.