Manchester Science Partnerships is home to a huge community of entrepreneurs and innovators across the life science and digital technology sectors, so it is always exciting to meet with our customers and find out about the latest developments happening right here on the park.
This month we met with David Levine from DigitalBridge - a computer vision company that is leading the way in cutting edge machine vision techniques. With a passion for innovative and easy-to-use software tools that people are ‘wowed’ by, DigitalBridge aim to solve the problem of the ‘imagination gap’ that we come across when trying to decorate our homes and spaces.
1.How would you describe what DigitalBridge does in a few sentences?
Our latest technology is centred around solving the problem of the imagination gap. When people want to decorate a room, it is often hard to visualise how it will look, whether this be the colour, furnishings or wallpaper. We have created intuitive and accessible software that allows users to visualise the room how they would like it and to experiment with what works and what doesn’t. You can watch one of our demo’s here.
2.What is DigitalBridge currently working on?
We are currently working with a number of home decor retailers, which is ensuring that our technology is up to scratch and as useful and reliable as it can be. This is important to us as we understand that decorating a room isn’t just like buying a pair of jeans: you can send a pair of jeans back if you don’t like them, but there is no undo button when decorating a space that is yours - we are the Undo button! Our platform has been developed to understand the content and 3D geometry of indoor scenes through the use of incredibly complex technology that is processed by advanced computer vision and deep learning techniques. The users are at the heart of everything we do so we love creating technologies that meet a specific market need.
3.What are you most proud of in terms of DigitalBridge’s successes and achievements?
It has been great to develop an innovative software that is like no other on the market. Currently, it is the only tool that is simple, accessible and very straight-forward thanks to technology that uses just one single photo that users can change and take their time with. We are always proud if we can wow users by giving them an exciting and memorable way to engage with a catalogue.
We have recently been awarded Retail Week Start up of the Year and are currently finalists in the John Lewis Accelerator, all of which couldn't have been done without such an incredible team here at DigitalBridge.
4.What is your favourite thing about the digital technology sector?
The ability to create things that really have the wow factor is what drives DigitalBridge. It is exciting to be at the centre of a sector that is continuously improving and challenging new ideas.
5.What is your favourite thing about being based at Manchester Science Partnerships?
We love being based at MSP because it means we are at the centre of such a big buzz in the region. Being located on the Central Campus means we are extremely close to the universities and well connected to the huge pool of students that have phenomenal technological talent. Manchester is a great city with a really high quality of life so it is great to utilise all the amenities that the city has to offer.
Watch their Virtual Reality demo here.