Digital twin alliance aims to accelerate ‘build back better’ projects

Digital twin alliance aims to accelerate ‘build back better’ projects

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By Rich Pell

The ‘Digital Twin Factory’ alliance aims to use digital twins – highly detailed virtual 3D models driven by massed data – to enable thousands of global smart city and infrastructure “build back better” projects. Digital twins, says the company, have already been hailed as key to an expansive new age of sustainable and efficient architecture, planning, and infrastructure, and are also able to drive down carbon emissions in the face of climate change.

The ‘Digital Twin Factory’ alliance comprises:

  • The Agile Fractal Grid (AFG) – developer of a ‘a fractal system of systems’ able to design and integrate new age communications, energy, and other infrastructures.
  • Cityzenith – creator of the revolutionary Digital Twin (DT) platform SmartWorldOS that will power the new DT Factory rollout and is already committed to a ‘Clean Cities – Clean Future’ urban de-carbonization mission.
  • Fractal Twins – a new company established to deliver a fully supported and customized version of SmartWorldOS, as a part of AFG’s ‘Fractal Family’ of products and services.

Their long-term agreement, says the company, follows 2020 talks as AFG developed a comprehensive smart infrastructure and carbon-neutral, energy grid project and Cityzenith’s SmartWorldOS was selected as the perfect fit for AFG’s own software platform services.

“We have since reached ‘critical mass’ by adding Fractal Twins to the mix,” says Cityzenith CEO Michael Jansen, “enabling us to accelerate creation of hundreds, or even thousands of DT projects that work off the same blueprint patterns. We can now go global with speeding post-COVID recovery and driving down global emissions to avoid the devastating human and economic cost of climate change.”

Effectively, says the company, it will create an ’embedded’ SmartWorldOS Digital Twin studio – a ‘factory’ – to deliver at scale for Fractal Twins and AFG, customized to specific functionality, smart service applications – including energy grids, smart buildings, manufacturing, smart transportation, entertainment, healthcare and agriculture.

“Further,” says Jansen, “we are establishing a pipeline of cutting-edge projects, highlighting the potential of the merged platforms: clean, renewable energy infrastructure and transition projects in the US; a communications rollout across the US; smart cities in the US, Africa, and Canada; global port projects; and energy transition projects in Scandinavia.”

AFG CEO John Reynolds says, “This contract hot wires Cityzenith’s own versatile DT platform into our network to unlock enhanced opportunities and visions as the world seeks to build back better after COVID-19 and respond to the immense challenges posed by climate change. Smart cities, infrastructures and energy grids are the key to meeting that threat and the global ambitions set under the 2015 Paris Agreement.”

Fractal Twins CEO Ron Toll adds, “This is an exciting opportunity not only for three ground-breaking companies, but for our world, as we enter a new age, one shaken by recent global events but alive to new technology and new directions.”

Agile Fractal Grid
Fractal Twins

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