Hadean, a British spatial computing scale-up, has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) with ST Engineering, a global technology, defence and engineering group, to explore opportunities for collaboration in the public and private sectors.
The collaboration capitalises on the current commercial success and integration of ST Engineering’s VR Forces, a 3D simulation toolkit, and Hadean’s spatial computing platform, harnessing the synergy between these technologies. The joint offering will enable a large-scale virtual environment with comprehensively populated activity that modelled on real-world phenomena to simulate scenarios for incident response planning and command training, offering a complex and ultra-realistic common operating picture.
The collaboration demonstrates the intention of Hadean to exploit novel technologies and collaborate at the disruptive edge of innovation. Blending solutions to produce unique new capability, it represents a wider industry movement that is primed to deliver the next-generation of synthetic environments at the hands of business and government leaders
Marking Hadean’s rapid international expansion in the wider APAC region, the integration of tried and tested spatial computing technology will enhance the joint offering and expand go-to-market opportunities. The collaboration will also drive other use cases in the enterprise markets where digital twins, capable of replicating complex industrial processes (such as those found in supply chains and manufacturing plants), are critical for data-driven and timely decision-making, risk management and test and evaluation.
Hadean CEO, Craig Beddis, said: “Bridging physical and virtual worlds, whether that is in a defence and intelligence context or a digital twin industrial environment, is critical for future-proofing courses of action and ensuring that today’s leaders are able to make cost-effective decisions at the speed of relevance. Our exciting collaboration with ST Engineering is a great step forward which will exploit the best that disruptive technologies have to offer, utilising spatial computing and AI capabilities to deliver next-generation synthetic environments.”
Percival Goh, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Training and Simulation Systems, ST Engineering, said: “With ST Engineering’s expertise in training and simulation across defence, public security, and enterprise sectors, coupled with Hadean’s spatial computing technology, this MoU opens a realm of synergistic possibilities. Together, we are poised to meet the growing demand for advanced simulation, intricate modelling, and cutting-edge digital twining solutions.”
The agreement was signed at the InnoTech Conference 2023, organised by ST Engineering, in Singapore.