Babcock Canada partners with OVA to develop 3D content using AI-driven technology
Babcock Canada (Babcock) has partnered with OVA, a technology company based in Quebec, to support OVA’s innovative ‘AI-Enabled Metaverse Campus’ project. The AI-Enabled Metaverse Campus is a virtual initiative to develop intelligent, adaptive, and interactive environments tailored to the needs of an organization. It will allow individuals without a background in programming to create custom virtual worlds for their needs.
Using OVA’s StellarX platform, Babcock was able to import data and develop full scale models for their specific naval environment. The platform enabled rapid design and digital twinning, making the training environments and applications more efficient and effective.
The partnership is an indirect investment under the Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) Policy, which is part of Babcock’s commitment to meeting its IRB obligations to Canada on the Victoria In-Service Support Contract.
The IRB Policy requires companies to undertake high value-added business activities and investments in Canada equal to the value of their contract, creating jobs and fostering economic growth.
Abhinav Chakraborty, Head of Innovation & Technology at Babcock Canada, expressed delight in partnering with OVA and leveraging their technology, “the partnership is a testimony to the success of the IRB policy for Canadian small-medium technology companies.”
OVA’s flagship software, StellarX, makes remote collaboration and training more efficient, and situations that would otherwise be costly or logistically complex are made cost-effective through curated immersive environments and interactive content.
“OVA is glad to work with Babcock on the development of immersive material for their naval and aerospace objectives. By using StellarX, subject matter experts from Babcock can quickly operationalize virtual content in their specific domains when collaboratively designing and training,” Tim Purdy, VP Client Solutions (Canada & US), OVA
OVA’s flagship software, StellarX, allows those with no programming knowledge to create immersive experiences. Remote collaboration and training are enhanced since many people can remotely join shared virtual spaces at once (using either VR headsets or personal computers). Situations that would otherwise be incredibly expensive or logistically complex are made cost effective and potentially effortless through curated immersive environments and interactive content.
To learn more about Babcock’s partnership with OVA, visit the Babcock booth at CANSEC 2023.