Updated: Jun 22, 2022
Today we are looking back at company highlights so far this year – and there’s many to celebrate!
We recently returned from our first team retreat to Barcelona. After two years of Covid-19 limiting in person collaboration and bonding, it has been brilliant to get together in person again. We made an Archangel mosaic, braved the April sea, had a sunset sailing trip cancelled due to a storm, took a paella cooking class (well, some were a little more occupied with making the sangria...), and got a little bit of work done too! Read more about the Team Retreat here.
The Business Development team have been very busy winning the company a series of contracts to further develop and advance our cutting-edge GNSS denied technology over the next two years! We can’t reveal specific information about the projects yet (coming soon – make sure you follow us to find out!) but whilst you’re waiting, check out our CCO, Charles’ series on BVLOS:
Thanks to these wins - we are rapidly scaling and recruitment is in full force! Check out our current openings here, there is a £2000 referral bonus available if you help us find the next Archangel 🚀
In February we kicked off the Sea++ project, in partnership with Novit.AI. Sea++ aims to improve maritime safety and tackle illegal activity on high seas, such as unlicensed fishing and human trafficking, through novel remote detection and autonomous response methods. “The Sea++ project highlights the ability of Artificial Intelligence to provide valuable real-world solutions to pervasive problems in tough environments. At Archangel Imaging we are proud to be contributing towards the use of AI for good, and to develop technology that can help to combat criminal activity in maritime environments” says Charles, CCO. Read more about this exciting project here.
In March we got the chance to showcase our technology at some events. At the Rail Innovation Exhibition we highlighted how our smart Argonaut cameras are reducing incidences of trespass, theft and injury on our railways with actionable intelligence. The Argonaut camera was successfully installed on the rail network in late 2021.
At Robots for a Safer World in Bristol we saw the massive opportunity in the robotics sector for #aiforgood and to expand our Human-Machine teaming solutions to help users capitalise on the great work done by the robotics community.
In April, we were accepted into the highly selective Geovation Accelerator Programme, backed by Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry. The programme is designed to provide start-ups with specialist support to help grow their businesses, while developing innovative and sustainable solutions that harness the power of data and technology to deliver significant impact and boost the economy. Read more here.
We have grown our advisory board. Our advisors have founded, funded, run and exited successful businesses. They bring a wealth of experience at the highest levels of artificial intelligence, security and defence. In the last few months, we have been honoured to appoint the UK’s ex Vice Chief of Defence staff, General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB DSO* OBE DL, ex Head of Level39, Ben Brabyn, and CEO of AI strategic advisory firm Anekanta Consulting, Pauline Norstrom.
We are strong believers that collaboration and building partnerships is the best way to generate exponential value for the world through more integrated, innovative solutions. We have signed an MOU of cooperation with UAVaid focused on integrating advanced AI capabilities into unmanned aircraft. UAVaid operate a fleet of specialist drones for global development and humanitarian applications in remote and difficult to reach areas of the developing world. We’re excited to be collaborating with them to build a stronger foundation for AI for Good. Read more about that here.
In May we announced that the Argonaut camera has been selected for experimentation in the Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE) Urban: Sustain and Protect programme, following a successful Dragon’s Den pitch at the Battlelab in Dorset. We are excited to be take part in this experiment and share the significant opportunity Argonaut offers to protect people in harms way and provide a robust, reliable and innovate early warning system to defence. Find out more about how we are getting involved with AWE 22 here.
We were honoured to be among a small number of industry representatives invited to demonstrate our technology at the official launch of the BattleLab at the Dorset Innovation Centre. The Defence BattleLab is a fantastic, unique opportunity for industry, academia and defence to work together in a collaborative space to help solve tomorrow's defence needs. It was a pleasure to invite the Rt Hon Jeremy Quin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, to our stand and demonstrate Argonaut to him.
Lots to celebrate so far this year and much more to come! Make sure you sign up to our newsletter to get the latest updates sent straight to your inbox.