A TOP Canadian software company has opened its first UK office in Daresbury.

Award-winning software provider Kognitiv Spark has moved into a new base at Sci-Tech Daresbury's Innovation Centre as part of its worldwide expansion plans.

Founded in New Brunswick in 2016, the business offers 'secure industrial worker support solutions that leverage augmented and mixed reality'.

Duncan McSporran - co-founder, chief operating officer and vice-president for aerospace and defence at Kognitiv Spark - said: "The decision to expand our presence in the UK was a logical step in our growth strategy.

"Enormous opportunities exist in the UK market, and not just for industry looking to benefit from augmented reality.

"We're thrilled to gain access to a broad talent pool and world-class networking opportunities only a global leader like Sci-Tech Daresbury can provide."

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Duncan McSporran at Sci-Tech Daresbury's Innovation Centre

Kognitiv Spark has picked up awards from the likes of Microsoft and NATO in recent years.

John Downes, Sci-Tech Daresbury chairman, added: "Kognitiv Spark’s arrival at Sci-Tech Daresbury is another major milestone for the campus and reinforces our position as a world-leading hub for innovation and collaboration.

"Sci-Tech Daresbury is already home to world-renowned businesses and the arrival of Kognitiv Spark - our first Canadian company - adds a leading-edge software provider to our tenant base, complementing the unique talent pool of techniques and skills already at the campus.

"We’re looking forward to working closely with Kognitiv Spark as they expand their presence in the UK, and providing the support and access to the range of collaborative and networking opportunities that we offer."