Fredericton’s Kognitiv Spark Expands to Europe

  • By: mvadmin
  • Date: April 25, 2019
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Fredericton based Kognitiv Spark has expanded to Europe by opening an office at the National Science and Innovation Campus of Sci-Tech Daresbury in the U.K.

“It’s really exciting, and we’re genuinely looking forward to having a footprint outside of Canada, and it really helps us to reach out to a market that seems to be really ready for our solutions,” Duncan McSporran, the company’s co-founder, COO, and VP of Aerospace and Defence said. “It gives us a lot of credibility,”

This is the company’s first office outside of Canada and is expected to give it better access to European and Middle Eastern industrial, aerospace and defence markets.

“We’ve had a look at where there’s an appetite for adoption for augmented reality solutions, but we also choose the area because we can get anywhere within Europe and the Middle East very easily from that location,” he added.

The company plans to grow sales and expand its team to create a sales profile in the U.K and the rest of Europe. It also plans to hire four to five local employees soon.

The location of Sci-Tech Daresbury is also convenient. It’s in the Liverpool City Region between Runcorn, Warrington, Manchester and Liverpool, and just two hours from London. The area is home to approximately 140 research organisations and high-tech businesses, allowing Kognitiv Spark the opportunity to work with successful and influential global firms, the Huddle article commented.

“Kognitiv Spark’s arrival at Sci-Tech Daresbury is another major milestone for the campus and reinforces our position as a world-leading hub for innovation and collaboration,” said John Downes, group chief executive of Langtree, the developer that co-owns the campus, and chair of the Sci-Tech Daresbury joint venture.

Kognitiv Spark uses holographic visualisation, collaboration & connectivity tools, powered by the Microsoft HoloLens, to connect subject matter experts with technicians on the ground trying to solve a problem on a work site or repair a piece of equipment, the Huddle report said.

Kognitiv Spark deals with industrial task support software. Partnered with leading hardware providers, they use augmented and mixed reality to deliver holographic industrial worker support with interactive 3D content, artificial intelligence, and live IoT data. The company hopes to empower workers to achieve more with operational productivity, primarily in industrial manufacturing, aerospace & defence, and energy & utilities.