Patronus Technologies (Canada) Ltd Forms Strategic Alliance with QinetiQ UK Limited To Collaborate On Advanced Armour Development

June 28th, 2023, Vancouver, British ColumbiaSyniad Innovations Inc (“Syniad”) is pleased to announce that one of its portfolio companies Patronus Technologies (Patronus), has entered a strategic alliance with QinetiQ UK Ltd to work collaboratively on the development and commercialization of new armour-based products.

The work will encompass the development and maturation of novel materials and processes, including liquid armour for which BAE Systems has transferred a family of patents into the program under Canada’s Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) policy. QinetiQ and Patronus will jointly develop innovative, high-performance customer solutions tailored to the future requirements of existing, well-established government customers and those in other partner countries. They have also agreed to explore commercial opportunities beyond the defence sector, where high-performance, military-grade material solutions can have a significant impact on human health and wellness.

Martin Cronin, Executive Chairman of Syniad Innovations and President of Patronus Technologies, noted: “This is a very significant development for Patronus. It is a privilege for our engineering and management teams to be working directly alongside the world-leading experts at QinetiQ. Their first-hand knowledge of customer requirements, combined with their scientific expertise and experience in the development, testing and commercialization of innovative solutions, will have a huge impact in propelling our business to deliver on its mission to save lives. This also represents a manifestation of the strong defence ties between Canada and the United Kingdom and the shared interest in collaborative defence technology development.”

Professor Sajad Haq, Chief Scientist at QinetiQ observed that: “This relationship demonstrates QinetiQ’s intent to collaborate globally to provide our customers with world class solutions. Furthermore, the technology transfer activities associated with QinetiQ’s materials, design and testing expertise will accelerate the means by which Patronus can successfully exploit our armour technologies into future products”

Anne Healey, Director, BAE Systems Canada, echoed the strong desire to enhance UK-Canadian defence technology collaboration, saying: “We’re delighted to see the continued development of liquid armour technology and having facilitated the collaboration between Patronus and QinetiQ, we’re excited about their work to bring this technology to market.  It’s a great success story for the ITB policy.”

About Patronus Technologies Ltd

Patronus is a Canadian-based defence materials company on a mission to protect people & property. Patronus discovers, de-risks and commercializes novel materials that are crucial for national defence and security and aligned industries.

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About QinetiQ Ltd

QinetiQ offers customers world-class expertise and deploys its scientific and technological knowledge, proven research capabilities and unique, purpose-built facilities to provide both services and products that meet the needs of a wide range of global customers. QinetiQ operates primarily in the defence, security, and critical national infrastructure markets.

QinetiQ has extensive expertise and experience in the design, optimization and demonstration of materials and armour-related technologies, drawing upon a long heritage of projects for military, governmental and commercial customers. This is matched by an extensive set of materials characterization, modelling, and manufacturing facilities, some of which are unique in the UK.

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About BAE Systems

We provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of more than 90,000 people in more than 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop technology that helps to save lives, protect borders and people, strengthen nations, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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