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Sciemus is a data and analytics company that provides, for the first time, fact-based insights into sectors that have previously relied on qualitative opinion. We focus on inherently complex assets in sectors where data is hard to obtain: Space and Thermal, Wind, and Solar power generation.
Our fact-based approach delivers best-in-class underwriting performance and provides ground-breaking strategic insights into asset performance.
Andre Finn

Andre Finn and Neil Fleming met whilst undertaking Doctoral studies at Oxford University. Their work on knowledge-led strategies led them to the conclusion that satellite underwriting decisions were being based on subjective opinion instead of facts.

Very surprised, they felt there had to be a better way – embedding into the underwriting process fact-based understanding of how these complex systems had actually performed in the past.

Seeking a world-class intelligence provider, Andre and Neil identified the former UK MoD R&D division QinetiQ as the ideal partner given their heritage in defence satellite design and testing plus their extensive reliability database going back over 40 years of spaceflight. Once QinetiQ accepted their bold proposal to commercialise this data for the financial services sector, Andre and Neil founded Sciemus in 2002. Development work commenced immediately on the build of the Sciemus Space Risk Assessment Tool or “SpaceRAT” - to process and interpret that data for risk assessment purposes.
Since underwriting commenced in 2007, Sciemus Space has achieved a loss ratio of <3% for our capital providers on over $200M of aggregate written premium, significantly out-performing Space Market results.

Sciemus has since successfully applied this same methodology to the thermal power and renewable energy sectors and is rolling out the concept to other technical industries and insurance lines.

Upon engaging investors and operators as part of the underwriting process, Sciemus was subsequently asked how we could apply our data and modelling capabilities to better understand asset behaviour. Responding to this opportunity to broaden the application of our analytics, Sciemus Consulting Services was launched in 2012.
Sciemus is made up of some of the brightest minds in the industry
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Andre Finn
Andre Finn
Chief Executive Officer
Richard Ballard
Richard Ballard
Chief Financial Officer
Peter Niland
Peter Niland
Operations Director
Dirk Bester
Dirk Bester
Technical Director
Stefan Geisse
Stefan Geisse
Director of Power
Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor
Head of Space
James Ingham
James Ingham
Head of Renewables
Sciemus has formed partnerships with some of the
finest R&D and data sourcing companies in the world
QinetiQ is a leading international defence and security technology company which develops technology-based solutions and products for commercial customers and government organisations, including the UK MoD and the US DoD. Formerly the UK's Defence Evaluation Research Agency, QinetiQ has built up significant intellectual capital and expertise in a wide range of sectors.

QinetiQ is a strategic research and development partner of Sciemus, and they play a crucial role in providing the data for our models. With over 14,000 employees, they also provide Sciemus with the ability to scale up as project demands require.

By partnering with QinetiQ, Sciemus leverages on QinetiQ's heritage in reliability engineering, modelling and risk assessment to create the best risk assessment tools available.
Strategic Power Systems
Based in Charlotte, USA, Strategic Power Systems, Inc.® (SPS) is a reliability engineering and information technology company in the energy sector. SPS is an independent and unbiased resource and the leader in the collection, analysis and reporting of plant data, including insurance survey reports.

SPS is a primary source of data for Sciemus, providing Sciemus with high-frequency operational and reliability data, allowing us to model over 8000 power plants worldwide. SPS also provides Sciemus with a foothold into North American markets.
IAIR Awards
SCIEMUS Ltd - Best Company for Innovation - 2013 - Software - United Kingdom

"For technological and scientific innovation of the insurance and finance focused intelligence services with the ability to create real value by designing and building of models for analysing complex asset performance."
Deloitte Technology Fast 50
In October 2011 Sciemus ranked the 30th out of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK in the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 50.
Deloitte Technology Fast 50
In November 2012 Sciemus ranked 22nd out of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50.
Sunday Times Tech Track 100 2010
In 2010 Sciemus was awarded 10th place in The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 league table.

The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 league table ranks Britain's 100 private tech (TMT) companies with the fastest-growing sales over the latest three years.

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