Partnering to drive Industry 4.0 initiatives globally

Driven by market demand, the effects of the global pandemic, and the need to remain competitive, manufacturers are turning to artificial intelligence to amplify the impact of automated production in ever increasing numbers. To expand our global coverage and further our mission to make AI accessible to manufacturers of all sizes, Neurala has partnered with leading European enterprises that will work to distribute our technology to global markets.

In July 2020, Neurala entered into a collaboration and investment agreement with Antares Vision, located in northern Italy. With more than 20,000 systems inspecting more than 5 billion units globally, Antares is a world leader in inspection systems, track and trace and smart data management.

This was followed in October 2020 by a partnership with IMA Group. IMA is a world leader in the design and manufacture of automated machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, and beverages, with over 41 worldwide manufacturing sites.

IMA and Antares will partner with Neurala to widely deploy Neurala’s AI-powered products in advanced manufacturing. This includes applications of Neurala Visual Inspection Automation (VIA) in Visual Inspection systems, where they provide cutting-edge Visual Artificial Intelligence capability. Together they will leverage large data streams from cameras to boost quality in situations where the human workforce is either unavailable, too expensive, or impractical to deploy.

Additionally, Neurala will work to integrate other aspects of its patented Lifelong-DNN technology with other sensor steams sourced directly from Industrial Machines. This will broaden the impact and benefit of AI directly at the compute Edge, while machines operate their production cycles.

These two partnerships complement Neurala’s VIA Authorized Partner program. Launched in September, Neurala’s partner program is a global network of integrators and distributors with expertise to help manufacturers further their adoption of automation and Industry 4.0 initiatives. As of October 2020, the program has grown to include system integrators across 4 continents.