16th December 2019

ATI Boeing Accelerator Press Release

Scottish tech startup set to take off with Boeing

An Edinburgh-based tech startup has begun its exciting ascent among world-class players in ‘Industry 4.0’ aerospace, after securing a place on the ATI Boeing Accelerator programme.

Anomalous – whose artificial intelligence (AI) based software detects and repairs defects in aircraft parts – beat off international competition from over 250 applicants to the inaugural Boeing and Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) programme. The ATI Boeing Accelerator will allow Anomalous to establish relationships with global aerospace companies, win investment and engage with the wider sector.

Starting in January, Anomalous founders Euan Wielewski and Matt Davies will spend three months working from London’s Public Hall with Boeing’s global network of experienced entrepreneurs, mentors and investors. Euan and Matt will share cutting-edge technical knowledge with other experts, collectively helping to develop sustainability-enabling technologies within Industry 4.0.

Euan Wielewski, Co-founder and CEO of Anomalous, said: “Our software helps inspection and maintenance teams find problems in any number of aircraft parts, from fan blades to other key engine components. The use of AI can make inspection faster and more accurate - an advantage that can save money, and even lives.

“Being selected for the ATI Boeing Accelerator is a huge opportunity for Anomalous and great validation of all the hard work we have put in over the last year. Working with the world’s biggest aerospace company through the accelerator programme will give us a fantastic platform to further develop our product and scale our business.”

Anomalous will also receive an £100,000 equity investment from Boeing HorizonX Ventures along with first-hand access to ATI, Boeing and GKN Aerospace strategists and technical experts. The programme – designed and delivered by European accelerator Ignite – will help Anomalous to grow as a business. Anomalous will also have access to paid proof of concepts (POCs) with Boeing and GKN Aerospace.

Matt Davies, Co-founder and CPO of Anomalous, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to build relationships in the industry and deepen our understanding of our aerospace client’s needs. We are excited to continue to meet with teams on the front lines of maintenance and repair to understand their challenges and build a product that can truly enhance their capabilities and productivity. Their feedback, and our exposure to their process and supply chain, will be invaluable.

“Boeing and GKN are globally recognised aerospace pioneers; it is a privilege to be part of this inaugural programme. We are excited to get stuck in and demonstrate the capability of our technology.”

In April, Anomalous will celebrate the end of the programme with a demo day, where they will pitch their business to customers, key industry stakeholders and investors to achieve commercial and equity outcomes.

Brian Schettler, Senior Managing Director at Boeing HorizonX Ventures, said: “Boeing is thrilled to be involved in this programme, as we believe the 10 selected startups are bringing new ideas and technologies into our industry. We’re excited to see how the accelerator builds on their existing capabilities and enhances their ability to impact aerospace with their innovation.”

Gary Elliott, CEO at the Aerospace Technology Institute, added: “We created this programme because we are looking for great technology from startups who have a different approach to innovation and will introduce a new way of thinking into aerospace and aviation. We are excited about working with new entrepreneurs with a great level of energy and different ways of approaching innovation.”

Paul Perera, VP Technology at GKN Aerospace, said: “We are really excited about what the startup community - especially around sustainability and industry 4.0 - can bring into aerospace. I believe there’s a lot of innovation in this ecosystem and it will be incredibly rewarding to work with Boeing and ATI to help generate the future leaders of the aerospace industry.”

For more information, visit anomalous.ai and atiboeingaccelerator.com


To download images, biographies and further information, click here for the press kit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1iKekv3z3ibGU9oIuM58c__m14tIrhSMG

Press Contact:

Matt Davies, co-founder and CPO of Anomalous matt@anomalous.ai +44 (0)7825 769 464 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattpauldavies/

Euan Wielewski, co-founder and CEO of Anomalous euan@anomalous.ai +44 (0)7506 936 338 Twitter: https://twitter.com/anomalous_ai LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/euan-wielewski/

Notes to Editors

Founded in March 2019, Anomalous develops software that uses artificial intelligence to aid inspection for maintenance, repair and overhaul in the aerospace industry. Anomalous was selected from 268 applications from startups around the world to join nine other startups on the three-month programme, which starts in January. The programme is delivered in partnership with the Aerospace Technology Institute and Boeing, alongside Ignite, a leading European accelerator; GKN Aerospace is the corporate sponsor.

Anomalous will receive £100K investment from Boeing HorizonX Ventures, first-hand access to ATI, Boeing and GKN Aerospace strategists and technical experts, and many other perks to help them run and grow their business. Anomalous will also have the opportunity of paid Proof of Concepts with Boeing and GKN Aerospace.

About Anomalous Anomalous is an Edinburgh-based technology startup that develops intelligent inspection software for the aerospace industry, making inspection in aerospace faster and more accurate. We do this by creating digital inspection workflows and augmenting existing inspection techniques with cutting-edge artificial intelligence.

About ATI Boeing Accelerator The ATI Boeing Accelerator is a 3-month programme for world-class startups building industry 4.0 and sustainability enabling technologies, with the potential to bolster the growth and competitiveness of the UK aerospace industry. The programme is delivered in partnership with the Aerospace Technology Institute, Boeing, GKN Aerospace and Ignite. The accelerator offers a £100K equity investment per startup, firsthand access to Boeing and GKN Aerospace strategists and technical experts, and much more.

About the Aerospace Technology Institute The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) promotes transformative technology in air transport. We create the technology strategy for the UK aerospace sector and fund world-class research and development.

About Boeing Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defence, space and security systems, and global services. The company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and leverages the talents of a global supplier base. Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its customers and invest in its people and future growth.

About GKN Aerospace GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, GKN Aerospace develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of advanced aerospace systems and components, including global leadership positions in aerostructures, engine systems, transparencies and wiring systems. Lightweight composites, additive manufacturing, innovative engine systems and smart transparencies help to reduce emissions and weight on the aircraft and enhance passenger comfort, from helicopters and business jets to the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world.

About Ignite Ignite launched its first accelerator in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2011. Since then, Ignite has supported more than 200 companies through its accelerator and pre-accelerator programmes across the UK and its portfolio has collectively raised more than £50million.