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Bristol's Intellium AI supports BAE Systems in AI supply chain project

Peter Evans
Authored by Peter Evans
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 15:49

Bristol-based deep tech company Intellium AI is supporting aerospace and defence giant BAE Systems through an Innovate UK sponsored project to reduce material waste and carbon footprint across the supply chain.

Intellium AI is working with BAE Systems and other industry partners including Codegate, Digital Catapult, Maher and MTC on Innovate UK’s Manufacturing Made Smarter project, INTELI. The initiative forms part of BAE Systems’ Factory of the Future, a developmental facility which is developing and testing industry 4.0 technologies that will transform and enhance manufacturing for the future.

Intellium AI is an AI-for-Engineering deep tech company that works with leading blue chip companies in the manufacturing industry. 

Kiran Krishnamurthy, CEO of Intellium AI, previously worked at Airbus UK for 18+ years and has strong interest in developing technology that accelerates decarbonisation of the manufacturing industry and support industry achieve the Net Zero targets.

He said: "Carbon emissions and data privacy are amongst the major challenges the world in the post-pandemic world. Working with BAE Systems provides Intellium with the opportunity to make a significant contribution towards directly addressing those challenges in the Aerospace and Defence sectors. We expect our AI solution to support the industry’s Net Zero ambitions in terms of operational and efficiencies and optimisations whilst preserving the integrity and privacy of the data used to generate such insights."

BAE Systems is working with UK industry to drive a digitally led, affordable solution for Tempest, the UK’s next generation combat air system. The INTELI project is addressing a key challenge facing the manufacturing industry that relies on sharing complex and sensitive data between supply chain partners.

The INTELI project is targeting the manufacture of a prototype aircraft component produced by Maher, a tier 1 supplier to BAE Systems using a novel manufacturing process.

BAE Systems’ INTELI lead Ismail Master said: “Intellium AI’s privacy preserving AI solution seeks to enable our supply chain to safely and efficiently share real-time and remote insights to ensure that the aircraft product quality is right first time. By harnessing the power of accurate, secure and connected data in this way, we will be able to reduce the amount of manufacturing rework required, which directly links to savings in material waste. Not only will this drive time and cost savings, but, as importantly it supports the Company’s commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its operations by 2030, and across a wider supply chain by 2050.”

Kiran Krishnamurthy, CEO of Intellium AI, previously worked at Airbus UK for 18+ years and has strong interest in developing technology that accelerates decarbonisation of the manufacturing industry and support industry achieve the Net Zero targets.

He said: "Carbon emissions and data privacy are amongst the major challenges the world in the post-pandemic world. Working with BAE Systems provides Intellium with the opportunity to make a significant contribution towards directly addressing those challenges in the Aerospace and Defence sectors. We expect our AI solution to support the industry’s Net Zero ambitions in terms of operational and efficiencies and optimisations whilst preserving the integrity and privacy of the data used to generate such insights."

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