Our bold idea originates from a personal annoyance: bedroom mosquitoes, buzzing you awake all night. While it’s a long way from the bedroom to the greenhouse, insect control is not. Insect pests are a true nuisance in horticulture, resulting in crop losses. We figured out that small drones are a great way to eliminate pest insects. We are now on a journey to revolutionize insect control with a fully automated solution. We help growers to reduce crop losses, mitigate the use of insecticides and automate a labour intensive process.

Bram Tijmons

CEO & Founder

With a master in Business Information Management and known for his serious pitch skills, Bram is the commercial brain behind our endeavor. 

Kevin van Hecke

CTO & Founder

After programming and testing the first learning robot in space (ISS), Kevin needed to bring his crazy ideas back down to earth.

Sjoerd Tijmons

CPO & Founder

With a Ph.D in autonomous control of lightweight drones at the TU Delft Lab, Sjoerd truly has mastered the skills of patience and perseverance.

Ludwig Kragl

German Precision Engineer

A master’s degree in Automation Engineering and highly interested in optimization problems. Ludwig brings precision to our agile and swift drones.

Wouter van den Hof

Flying Robotics Engineer

As our experienced Robotics master with a strong background in autonomous agriculture vehicles, Wouter is now propelling his skills into the horticultural airspace.

Bart van Ingen

Drone T(h)rust Engineer

As a master’s student of Systems and Control, Bart works on safeguarding the reliability of our drones to ensure continuity. 


Jorn Rietveld

Intern Applied Physics

As our applied physics intern, Jorn is investigating the most suitable materials for our charging solution, while sharpening his research skills.

Andry van Komen

Product Design

Andry obtained a bachelor’s degree in industrial product design. His resourcefulness in design helps to realize PATS’ next generation drones.

Jan Pieter de Rie

Intern Embedded Systems

Soon to be a bachelor graduate in Electrical & Embedded Systems Engineering, Jan Pieter is improving the precision control of our lightning fast drones.

Merijn van Hekken

Intern Market Research

As our Market Research Intern, Merijn is thoroughly identifying the potential for our solution in horticulture. crops.

Brian Barbieri

Intern Biosystems Engineering

As part of his graduation internship Brian is working on tracking methods to model insect populations and map insect flight behaviour. 

Patricia Apostol

Intern Drone Design

During her Summer internship, Patricia will work on improving our drone design to enhance its interception strategy. 

PATS is on a mission to revolutionize insect control for horticulture. The team is at the core of our success.

Together we are working on the next generation of solutions for sustainable food and flower production.

We encourage open applications, as we are continuously looking for talent to built our team:

 Application Engineer(s)

 Electrical Engineer
 Marketing & Communication (job description)

E-mail your resume and a brief motivation to 
info@pats-drones.com and we will get in touch!