NNE uses XR technologies (collective term for virtual reality and augmented reality) as a central tool to virtualize user experiences and facility operations. Through our virtual services, we address a broad range of challenges to help transform and optimize business processes. Overall, our XR solutions are designed to help you with one of three key objectives:
- Improve basis for decision in the design phase
- Provide operational assistance
- Enable remote operations
By combining XR competences, GMP expertise and process knowledge, NNE is uniquely positioned to provide you with tailored solutions that add value in all phases of the manufacturing lifecycle.
Providing basis for decision in the design phase
We apply virtual reality (VR) in the design phase to provide our customer with a robust basis for decision before moving into the next phases of the project. Discovering an environment through a virtual reality headset provides an interactive simulation of how e. g. a facility will function. This simplifies and speeds up complicated and time-consuming decision-making processes and minimizes the risk of expensive misunderstandings.
We apply XR solutions to facilitate, for example:
- Simulation of activities and flows
- Facility awareness
- 1:1 scale design reviews
- Collision detection
Supporting operational assistance
Virtual solutions can significantly improve the efficiency of manual operation and training procedures while maintaining the customer’s quality standards. For example, XR can be applied to train staff in standard operating procedures (SOP) through a HoloLens or an enclosed VR environment. Virtual assistance takes the user through an intuitive guidance of the process, securing a fast and motivating learning experience.
XR solutions can contribute with:
- Facility inspections
- Easy onboarding
- Non-disruptive training
- Virtual SOPs
- Guided procedures
- Digital validation of GMP compliance
Enabling remote operations
Many pharma companies have production plants in locations far from their headquarters or centers of excellence where the most specialized knowledge usually resides. XR technologies can enable operations at a distance, eliminating the obstacles and expenditure of time and money of having to travel for e.g. meetings, maintenance or expert assistance. We can help design virtual solutions that enable:
- Cross site/country functionality
- Digital meetings
- Expert assistance close at hand
- Live video feed of operations
Co-creation for robust results
We firmly believe that co-creation with the customer and relevant stakeholders is key to maximizing value creation in projects and to accurately crafting strong, tailored solutions.
By facilitating dedicated problem statement workshops, conducting field studies, interviews, design sprints and fast prototyping, we can obtain the proper insight and generate your desired needs – whether they be financial savings, optimization of used resources or faster project execution.
The technologies we work with
Virtualization is made possible through two main technologies:
- Virtual reality (VR)
A completely immersive environment that enables experiencing and interacting with processes without the need of physical equipment and has continuously growing possibilities of usage.
- Augmented reality (AR)
An overlay of digital information on a real-world environment. It enables visualizing and experimenting with different designs and creates new possibilities for receiving information.