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Reducing time to reach mission readiness

Case study from Transmedia Storyteller Ltd who pitched their ideas to industry and investors at the CDE Marketplace on 27 April 2016.

Transmedia Storyteller technology demonstration.
Credit: Transmedia Storyteller.

Transmedia Storyteller Ltd has been funded by the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) to create a real-time assessment and exercise-control tablet for instructors.

The Connected Universal Assessment and Real-time Analysis Training Tool (CUARATT) significantly reduces the time to reach mission readiness, while personalising training.

It can now take 3 days to design, implement, test and deploy an exercise that would have previously taken 2 months.

Instructors automatically receive in-action recommendations based on current mission status and trainee performance – allowing them to increase or decrease exercise difficulty. Instructors can get trainee biometric information and mission status in real time, and can tag trainee performance and leave notes.

Next steps are for the company to create a cloud-based exercise-control and assessment tool called TaPaaS – Training and Performance as a Service.

Robert Pratten, CEO, Transmedia Storyteller Ltd says:

Funding and support from CDE has transformed our company and opened new opportunities that were previously unthinkable.

Founded in 2010, the company has 7 employees with its headquarters in London and staff in the USA and Spain.

View the pitch presentation slides.

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Published 20 April 2016