Fishers-based business named TechPoint Mira “Tech Innovation Team of the Year”

Fishers-based business named TechPoint Mira “Tech Innovation Team of the Year”

Pierce Aerospace chosen by independent judging panel for its design & production of remote identification beacons for unmanned aerial vehicles


The City of Fishers, one of Indiana’s fastest-growing communities with a thriving tech scene, announced last Friday night that Fishers-based Pierce Aerospace was named the TechPoint Mira “Tech Innovation Team of the Year” at the 25th annual Mira Awards.

The Pierce Aerospace team received the Tech Innovation Team of the Year Award for designing and producing remote identification beacons for unmanned aerial vehicles that enable the devices to meet multiple federal regulations, and therefore making a national impact. The company refers to its sophisticated technology as “license plates for drones.”

During Super Bowl LVII in Phoenix in 2023, the Pierce Aerospace team tested the beacons, officially named The Pierce Aerospace B1 Remote ID Beacons, by attaching their devices to every federal and commercial aircraft protecting the stadium’s airspace. It was the first instance of Remote ID utilization in operational support of a National Special Security Event. The Mira Awards judges applauded Pierce Aerospace for their team’s ingenuity and commitment to developing world-leading identification solutions for unmanned aircraft systems and low-altitude airspace monitoring.

“The technological innovations we see coming from Fishers are incredible,” Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness said. “We’re proud to have Pierce Aerospace call the city home, and even more proud that the company’s team is being honored for their license plates for drones that are receiving nationwide recognition. This is another great example of the entrepreneurial spirit that the City of Fishers loves to embrace.”

Fishers is home to a dynamic range of industries and companies, including technology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, construction and development, retail, healthcare, and more. Eight other Fishers businesses and individuals were also named as finalists for this year’s TechPoint Mira Awards.

The awards gala was presented by TechPoint, Indiana’s industry-led growth initiative for the state’s digital innovation economy, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Salesforce, and a host of the state’s most innovative companies, universities and organizations. The event took place at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis. For photos and more information on the Mira Awards, visit

The Mira Awards are the state’s largest, best known, and most prestigious technology awards, and the annual gala celebrates the “Best of Tech” in Indiana. Judging panels were comprised of founders, executives, community leaders and subject matter experts for the TechPoint Innovation and Talent categories.

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