Chicago, Ill. -- Scanalytics together with Salt Flats in Chicago, announced the launch of Atmos, a consortium with a specific focus on spatial science. Led by Chris Trinetti, CEO, the organization's purpose is to understand, advance and apply research and development on the built environment and its businesses, customers, and occupants. From neuroscientists, data engineers and sensor experts, to interior designers, architects and building materials providers, Atmos creates a curated ecosystem to make connections and spread the knowledge and practice of building smart physical environments for any industry.

Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other technologies have provided unprecedented opportunities to collect data and understand how to improve user experience. While many virtual-based organizations benefit from data analytics easily gathered from websites and applications, those in the physical space–architects, designers, builders and material providers–typically rely on intuition and experience.

Atmos fills the gap by combining emerging spatial technologies with entrepreneurship, design thinking, and the life sciences to gain a holistic, data-driven picture of our physical environment resulting in a new wave of tech, Spatial Intelligence.

"I am personally very excited to apply what we have learned from Scanalytics in the smartbuilding space to a network of individuals and companies where intentional interactions will lead to real use cases in the built environment," said Joe Scanlin, co-founder and CEO of Scanalytics. "We've already been lucky enough to see what happens when you put a researcher or data scientist in the room with an architect or building material provider like flooring or lighting. The fact that this will focus entirely on knowledge sharing and practical partnerships instead of selling sponsorships that push one technology over another, is going to lead to clear advancement in the field."

David Borlo, CEO of Salt Flats, added, "We are excited that Atmos has chosen the Salt Flats Innovation House as a living lab and experiment partner. We have opened all 45,000 sq ft of our innovation house to Atmos and look forward to running dozens of experiments to explore the science and data behind emerging technologies as they connect to the built environment."

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