We are proud to announce that QRA Corp CEO Jordan Kyriakidis has been nominated for a 2019 Manning Innovation Award. The foundation nominated him for his work on QVscribe. This makes him one of four nominees for the Atlantic Region.
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Halifax, Nova Scotia – March 8, 2019 – The Ernest C. Manning Foundation founded the Manning Innovation Awards in 1982. Since then, the awards have focused on building a culture of innovation in Canada by discovering, encouraging and rewarding innovators.
QRA Corp developed QVscribe, a program which leverages natural language processing to check functional requirements for complex systems. This is a critical step at the start of the design process for all types of products which can prevent specifications errors from manifesting into catostrophic errors in later stages of development.
“We’ve experienced first-hand how the hardware-software boundary has become increasingly blurry, and the rise of machine learning and human-computer interaction is breathtaking” said Kyriakidis. “It is transforming the critical infrastructure in which we trust our lives. For new systems such as autonomous cars and commercial spacecraft to be deployed and accepted, we need to ensure that errors in the integrated design are caught during the earliest stages of development. These are early days, but that’s what we do. It’s why we exist.”
Being a nominee is a humbling and exciting feat. The selection committee chose between laureates from more than 25 industries across Canada. Selections were based on a number of criteria including: intellectual achievement, uniqueness and originality, and commercialization.
“It’s extremely validating to be recognized by an organization like the Manning Awards,” said Kyriakidis. “I discovered early in this venture that the way to success was through knowing the right questions to ask. That’s been the roadmap for our success at QRA Corp since day one; we’ve assembled an amazing team who are all motivated to ensure our innovation continues to break new ground and service as many industries as possible.”
QRA’s mission is to accelerate the design process and reduce costs across industries building the most complex, mission and safety-critical systems. QRA achieves this mission by building design verification solutions that analyze complex systems and requirements at the most crucial stages of development – enabling engineers to author better requirements, detect design errors, and build with confidence. QVscribe is QRA’s flagship solution that provide customers with highly sophisticated analysis, and insight backed by decades of research.
The foundation presents the Manning Awards in September 2019.