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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers are working to improve seaweed aquaculture scalability.

The fastest-growing aquaculture sector is seaweed farming. It can benefit marine ecosystems, farmers, and local communities by providing jobs and food, combatting ocean acidification’s local impacts, and even serving as an alternative fuel source. On a global scale, seaweed farms in the United States only generate a small percent of global output, and as demand…

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New Entrepreneur-in-Residence Joins WHOI Tech Transfer

The Office for Technology Transfer (OTT) is excited to welcome our new Entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR), Michael Hard, to WHOI. Michael will be joining OTT through December 2024. We look forward to having Michael on board to help and guide WHOI innovators and entrepreneurs in their entrepreneurial endeavors. Michael brings 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur,…

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DigitalReefs founder Anne Cohen discusses entrepreneurship and digital twin application in coral reef management.

Last month, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientist and emerging entrepreneur Anne Cohen kicked off the Office for Technology Transfer’s (OTT) new series Pioneering Minds: Unleashing the Potential of Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs. Cohen discussed her project, DigitalReefs, and entrepreneurship at WHOI and shared how science drives impact in commercial applications. DigitalReefs, a groundbreaking online…

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Emerging Entrepreneurship in Science Talk on 3/20

Join the Office for Technology Transfer in celebrating the value of diversity and inclusion in driving innovation! The Office for Technology Transfer (OTT) is excited to bring to the WHOI community a new talk series, “Pioneering Minds: Unleashing the Potential of Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs,” showcasing innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in science, engineering, industry, conservation,…

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WHOI scientists discuss plastic pollution and academia-industry partnerships in new Nature.com article

Plastic bag on beach in Falmouth

In a new article on nature.com, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Associate Scientist Collin Ward, Senior Scientist Chris Reddy, and partners from Eastman Chemical Company discuss how academia-industry partnerships could help overcome challenges in controlling plastic pollution and transitioning away from conventional plastics. Ward, Reddy, and Eastman share insights from their ongoing partnership and how expertise from…

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WHOI Tech Transfer licenses low-cost, low-power wave sensor to MRV Systems

WHOI’s Office of Technology Transfer recently executed a non-exclusive license for a low-cost, low-power wave inertial measurement sensor to MRV Systems. Integrated into a small thermodynamic profiling float called Air-Launched Autonomous Micro Observer (ALAMO), this sensor is capable of measuring ocean wave size, shape, and speed over time. These measurements are essential for activities like…

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Propeller Announces $100 Million Fund to Invest in Ocean-Climate Companies

Unique partnership with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and veteran leadership team deploys vital capital to blue economy ‘narwhals’ at the nexus of ocean innovation, science and technology   Propeller, a climate-tech fund that invests in and builds ocean-climate companies, announced its inaugural $100 million fund to support founders looking to address the climate crisis by…

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution receives Seagriculture Innovation Awards

Infertile sugar kelp breeding and seaweed planting device projects recognized at international conference WHOI also receives National Sea Grant Award to continue innovative kelp studies Woods Hole, MA – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)-led teams earned Gold and Silver Innovation Awards for seaweed solutions projects, presented at the first annual Seagriculture Conference USA 2022 in…

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