For the discovery & development of Lightweight Ballistic
KELOWNA, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Government of Canada has awarded Lumiant Corporation a $186,484 CAD
contract, via the Department of National Defence’s IDEaS program, to
discover & develop new Lightweight Ballistic Protection materials.
Historically, new materials discovery has largely been tedious,
expensive and slow. Lumiant’s Xaedra™ AI Material Prediction Platform
changes that by using a physics “first principles” approach that
predicts material properties based on atomic information, not by “big
data”. Additionally, Xaedra can predict not only 52,000 inorganic
materials already discovered, but also predict millions – even billions
– of hypothetical compounds that may be the best solution for a
Applying the power of Xaedra’s machine learning neural-network, Lumiant
will be able to discover new ballistic materials, never previously
conceived, based on their desired ballistic properties.
“We are very excited to use Lumiant’s Xaedra™ AI Material Prediction
Platform to develop state of the art ballistic protection materials.”
stated Mr. Kevin Harper, Director of Business Development, and added, “I
appreciate the support from the Government of Canada to help Lumiant
demonstrate the capabilities of Xaedra™ with the IDEaS contract award.”
for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program fosters open
innovation to provide creative thinkers with the structure and support
to encourage solutions which will assist in solving some of Canada’s
toughest defence and security challenges.
The IDEaS program is broken into several components, designed to advance
defence technologies in Canada. Innovations are eligible for funding up
to $200,000 during Component 1a and up to $1,000,000 during Component
1b. Innovations that are promising for Canada can receive non-IDEaS
Program funding up to $20M to continue development up to Solution
Readiness Level 9.
Lumiant Corporation, based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, is a
market-driven materials science company focused on discovering,
developing, and producing breakthrough materials for next generation
For more information, visit the Lumiant website: http://www.lumiant.com/.
Lumiant CorporationKevin Harper, Director of
Business Development, 613-978-4090[email protected]