U.S. Air Force Awards SBIR Phase I to Pandata Tech
August 21, 2019 (Houston, USA) – Pandata Tech just secured its first AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase I contract shortly after the decision to share its product offerings with new industries; Defense, Healthcare, and Aerospace. Launched in 2016, Pandata Tech solely targeted the Energy industry, specifically Oil and Gas, from 2016 to 2018. In spring 2019, Co-founders Gustavo Sanchez and Jessica Reitmeier decided to test other markets with Pandata’s Data Quality Method (DQM) and have found parallel uses in these new markets.
During the phase 1 contract, Pandata Tech will search for applicable use cases of its DQM within the Air Force and Department of Defense (DOD). Possible use cases could include data quality issues related to aircraft carriers, aircrafts, aircraft maintenance, heavy equipment, and weather applications measured from space. Jessica Reitmeier, Co-founder of Pandata Tech comments, “we have been extremely impressed with the agile natural and openness of the AFWERX program and Air Force personnel. The entrepreneurial spirit within the Air Force is very much alive. You can feel the genuine motivation for innovation in each conversation we have.”
AFWERX has partnered with SBIR to shorten the SBIR timelines and provide opportunities to ‘non-traditional’ companies. In the words of the AFWERX team, “many mind-blowing ideas are being birthed in U.S. startup companies. In order to capture these ideas, the Air Force must do business at the speed of innovation; inspiring and accelerating startup creativity toward national security challenges.” Pandata Tech is grateful to be one of the small businesses selected to contribute to this collaborative effort.
AFWERX is an innovation arm of the U.S. Air Force that was established in 2017. Its focus is to provide non-traditional innovators the opportunity to solve challenges and increase effectiveness within the Air Force. AFWERX has partnered with the U.S. Air Force SBIR with a start-up approach. They have accelerated timelines and processes to quickly scale innovation within the DOD. For more information on AFWERX, please visit www.afwerx.af.mil.
About Pandata Tech:
Pandata Tech specializes in data quality solutions for processes or machines generating a high volume of time series data. Its Data Quality Method (DQM) validates, labels, and tags data in a fraction of the time it takes to do this manually and provides a quality score from 0 to 100 for each time series so a company immediately knows the level of quality and usefulness of their data. The DQM is an agnostic solution that plugs into a company's existing infrastructure to make digital processes faster, more insightful, and improves input data for algorithms while decreasing repetitive, time-intensive tasks for data professionals by utilizing machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). Pandata Tech offers B2B solutions, technology partnerships, and white label solutions. To learn more, please visit www.pandatatech.com.
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