Swift Engineering Inc. awarded by OCTANe for Best Intrapreneurship 2017

Swift Engineering, Inc. was awarded “Best Intrapreneurship” by OCTANe, Orange County’s technology and life sciences accelerator organization, during the annual High Tech Innovations event held Oct. 13 in Newport Beach, CA. The awards program, which entered its twenty-fourth year, honored Orange County-based companies who have demonstrated exceptional leadership while developing new technological advancements in their respective industries. “There are a lot of great companies and innovation happening Orange County. Swift was one of 100 companies nominated for 2017, so to win among this group is exceptional”, said Rick Heise, President and CSO for Swift. “The second significance is in the class in which we won. Intrapreneurship represents the ability of an established company to embody the spirit of the entrepreneur and embrace a culture of innovation. This speaks volumes to the vision and mission of Swift.”

About Swift

Swift Engineering is a product development company with over 30 years of experience designing and building high performance vehicles, specializing in unmanned systems, autonomy, robotics, and advanced composites. Swift was founded in 1983 and has produced over 500 vehicles in its 60,000-sq. ft. advanced design and manufacturing facility. In 2000, Swift Engineering diversified in to aerospace vehicles and has worked on space, aerospace, aeronautical, terrestrial and underwater, manned and unmanned, defense and commercial designs and vehicles. In 2001 Swift Engineering started the development of the Swift KillerBee; a runway independent, 4 ft. wingspan, catapult launch and net recovery UAS. By 2009 this vehicle had a 10-ft. wingspan, 15-hour endurance, and can carry a 60-lb. payload. Swift Engineering sold this asset to Northrop Grumman and it was renamed the Northrop Bat.

For more information, see www.swiftengineering.com

About OCTANe

OCTANe drives innovation and growth by connecting people, resources and capital to fuel technology growth in Southern California. Its members represent technology executive leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, academicians, and strategic advisors, all working together to fuel innovation in the OC. The organization has helped more than 800 companies via the LaunchPad™ SBDC accelerator. LaunchPad™ companies have received more than $2.1 billion in investment and equity exits. OCTANe annually welcomes more than 7,000 people to its programs and events. More than 2,000 business leaders throughout the region are OCTANe members.

For more information, see https://www.octaneoc.org

Contact Information

Swift Engineering

1141-A Via Callejon
San Clemente, California , 92673

tele: (+1) 949-492-6608
fax: (+1) 949-492-6608

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