About us

Who are we?

Founded in Quebec in 2017 by Nicolas Deschamps, Drone Des Champs is an incorporated company that offers innovative & technological solutions using drone, imagery and artificial intelligence,sectors of agriculture and environment.

Our expertise in the area of drones, imagery and SIG data make us a leader in Quebec. We accompany our clients in the development of dedicated solutions allowing them to better understand their land and mitigate the risk inherent in their production.

Founding members combine experience in agriculture, project management and new technologies.

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Drone Des Champs (DDC) was born in May 2017 following the fierce desire of its founder Nicolas Deschamps to combine technology and reasoned agriculture.  DDC’s mission is to offer a turnkey service to farmers that will help them maintain their productivity while becoming greener. Is it a challenge? Yes, it is but the planet and the human species need it because our population is expected to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050.

Using the drone in agriculture is an emerging trend all over the world and it is especially efficient in high value-added production. An using AI tools to help make decision is only possible if there is enough qualitative date. Drone Des Champs therefore launched in spring 2019 a pilot project to collect image data with its network of farmers .

This pilot project constitutes the first stage of the services offered by Drone Des Champs. Once collected, processed and interpreted, the images will allow farmers to act locally in the treatments of the field (watering, leveling, adding pesticides).

In May 2020 Drone des Champs is incorporated with its two new shareholders, Sophie Chainel and Gil Weisman. The addition of project management , data processing by computer vision and AI skills, allows Drone Des Champs to offer a solution for counting accurate lettuce plants. Our product will be released in 2021, then we will diversify into the counting of various crops by prioritizing the most recurring requests from our customers.

Drone des Champs: Our story

Birth of DDC

May 12, 2017

Birth of DDC

Successful Ulule fund raising

November 1, 2017

Successful Ulule fund raising

Drone spraying project: more than $7,600 collected.

Purchase of our first spraying drone Agras MG1S

May 5, 2018

Purchase of our first spraying drone Agras MG1S

Agricultural spraying mission in Sri Lanka

July 7, 2018

Agricultural spraying mission in Sri Lanka

Tea Plantation

Participation in the 2018 QI (Quartier de l’innovation) Cohort

November 1, 2018

Participation in the 2018  QI (Quartier de l’innovation) Cohort

Mission Costa Rica

December 1, 2018

Mission Costa Rica

Drone spraying on banana, pineapple and sugar cane crops.

DDC acquires a new capability: multi-Spectral and thermographic imagery collection and analysis

April 1, 2019

DDC acquires a new capability: multi-Spectral  and thermographic imagery collection and analysis

Launch of pilot projects in agriculture with Quebec vegetable producers

June 1, 2019

Launch of pilot projects in agriculture with Quebec vegetable producers

Incorporation of Drone Des Champs Inc.

May 4, 2020

Incorporation of Drone Des Champs Inc.

Participation in the Datapreneur 2020 cohort

July 1, 2020

Participation in the Datapreneur 2020 cohort

Drone Des Champs successfully completes Datapreneur and wins a 10,000$ grant !

March 15, 2021

Drone Des Champs successfully completes Datapreneur and wins a 10,000$ grant !

Drone des Champs team

A well recognized expertise thanks to the diversity of people and skills. A strong passion for the environment and technology uniting our efforts to offer the best solutions to our customers’ current challenges.

Nicolas Deschamps

Founding president

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His story

Diplômé en génie mécanique et productique ainsi qu’en gestion d’exploitation agricole, Nicolas est le moteur de la compagnie.

Son signe particulier : Toujours la tête dans les étoiles avec les pieds sur terre

Sa citation préférée : C’est pas grave, il y a toujours une solution

Sophie Chainel

Administrative Director

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Chargée de plusieurs projets dans le domaine de l’environnement, Sophie planifie, organise et oriente l’équipe dans notre développement.

Son signe particulier : De bonne humeur en toutes circonstances!

Sa citation préférée : « Saisis ta chance de réaliser tes rêves ! »

Gil Weisman

Technical director

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Diplômé en génie mécanique et productique ainsi qu’en gestion d’exploitation agricole, Nicolas est le moteur de la compagnie.

Son signe particulier : Toujours la tête dans les étoiles avec les pieds sur terre

Sa citation préférée : C’est pas grave, il y a toujours une solution

Yann Coussemacker

Machine Learning Intern

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Etudiant en école d’ingénieur, Yann participe aux grandes avancées technologique grâce notamment au Machine Learning.

Son signe particulier : Ne renonce jamais devant l’effort.

Sa citation préférée : “Éviter les échecs, c’est éviter le progrès.”

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contact@dronedeschamps.com