The research, design and engineering company has won two multi-million dollar contracts after investing in R&D.
Whitespace, based in London with an office in Belfast, has secured a £ 4 million global partnership contract and another multi-million dollar contract with the UK government ministry.
The company’s Belfast office has invested over £ 450,000 to develop a new AI-powered product, Expert Augmented Machine Learning Intelligence (Eamli).
Eamli is an engine that uses artificial intelligence to help drive and inform decisions about best business practices and goals in both the public and private sectors.
Invest NI has offered Whitespace £ 154,000 to support the development of its Eamli software.
Whitespace COO and Chief Engineering Officer Glenn McClements said Eamli helps with decision making using machine learning to improve accuracy and analysis.
“By providing data and forecasts that can be modified based on business changes, companies can strategically use this information to grow,” he said.
“Invest Northern Ireland has supported us in many ways, helping us to develop our Eamli product through their R&D assistance and to scale with the pace. Over the years, our Belfast team has developed a wealth of skills, making Belfast the perfect place to further develop Eamli. “
Invest NI CEO Kevin Holland said Whitespace is an innovative SME that has grown rapidly in recent years.
“With our latest R&D support combined with the expertise of its Belfast team, the company has developed an innovative artificial intelligence product that already presents opportunities to compete on the global stage,” he said.
“The company’s multi-million dollar contracts and growing partnership opportunities are testament to the importance of investing in R&D and is a strong endorsement of the company’s Eamli product offering.”
Whitespace is one of IBM’s partners as part of its automation portfolio, helping its clients optimize business processes and automation tasks based on data analysis.
At the time, Whitespace’s head of marketing and customer relations said, “I know that Whitespace and IBM are a great combination, simply because our business culture and approach are completely aligned.”