Local sustainable development projects can improve the human condition and reduce inequalities by addressing infrastructure needs and creating new local economies using emerging technologies. Aerial robotics, for example, can help our Flying Labs and local partners map informal settlements, property rights, social infrastructure and waste management issues in more efficient and productive ways. Local jobs are also important for local development. Incubating local businesses that offer “Robotics as a Service” creates local jobs and scales local data collection and localizes the production of insights and analytics in a timely manner. Transferring not only the relevant technical skills but also growing local “Drones-as-a-Service” markets and ecosystems through our Business Incubation Programs allows us to sustainably localize new tools and increase the impact of local development projects.