The Savants are children who the UGI bioengineered to create a super intelligent child. They were childdren that were dying from disease and using synthesized Taiidan blood to heal them. They then plugged them with wires creating an uplink to the children via a uplink hib. Their intelligence skyrocketted to the point they superceded LORTech. Their primary function was to figure out mysteries and engineer. They could consume dataquads of information in mere minutes and then recite what they read down to proper grammar.
They figured out a process for viable usage of derexium without it being for Starship usage only. After two weeks they discovered how to make it light enough for combat gear.