Lucas developed his business idea while studying at university and working as an intern for an environmental survey company.
There, he realised that the methods used to conduct environmental and industrial surveys were often expensive, low-tech and outdated. He decided to develop a more efficient and less costly alternative by using remotely operated aerial vehicles – known as “drones” to most people – to take high-quality images and generate better survey data.
He calls his company Neo Vision, and within the first six months of operating has already worked with two research institutes and signed partnership agreements with two large Brazilian companies.
Starting a company has not been easy. Despite limited money and time, Lucas is convinced he is doing the right thing.
“I feel like I'm living what I always dreamed,” he says. “While the financial returns are yet to come, I feel absolutely satisfied professionally, and that means a lot to me.”