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Startup Spotlight: Q+A with ARMADA Marine Robotics, Inc. Founders, Jeff Kaeli, Robin Littlefield, and Rusty Warren

By atoomajian | April 9, 2021
Armada Marine Robotics

In 2017, WHOI engineers Jeff Kaeli and Robin Littlefield entered the WHOI Office for Technology Transfer Pitchathon, intending to win translational funds to advance what was then just an idea, the Asymmetric Thruster. This novel propulsion system, now a patented and demonstrated technology, produces forward thrust – as with a traditional multi-bladed propeller – but…

Innovative WHOI Winch Design Licensed to InterOcean Systems for New UVM Research Vessel

By atoomajian | April 1, 2021

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has completed a license agreement with InterOcean Systems, LLC. for an innovative marine winch design, soon to be part of the new University of Vermont research vessel. The unique winch build will enable more efficient operations for both personnel and power. The vessel is designed as a hybrid research boat…

Exploration at New Heights and Depths

By atoomajian | March 2, 2021

On average, Mars is about 140 million miles from Earth. The deepest parts of our ocean, called the Hadal Zone, are about 6.8 miles below the surface. At first thought, these places may not seem like they have much in common; but both sites face limitations for exploration and present unique technological challenges. Whether investigating…

Engaging with the Blue Economy Webinar Series

By atoomajian | February 24, 2021

Are you interested in learning more about the various facets of the Blue Economy? Are you looking to understand the impact of ocean-derived technologies in the marketplace? Would you like to hear from industry experts on rising trends in the Blue Economy? If so, The Ocean Exchange™ and the Marine Technology Society have teamed up…

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar – Problems & Challenges Facing Open Shellfish Farming

By amarkova | October 21, 2019

As part of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar Series, the Office for Technology Transfer is pleased to host Dan Martino, co-owner of Cottage City Oysters and Martino’s Seafood on Martha’s Vineyard for his talk “Problems and Challenges Facing Open Ocean Shellfish Farming” on Tuesday, October 22 at noon in the Redfield Auditorium. Come hear the…

Calling All Entrepreneurs!

By amarkova | May 23, 2019

The Annual WHOI Pitchathon will take place in October and WHOI Tech Transfer is once again looking for volunteer Business Advisors to assist inventors in putting together the perfect pitch! Each October, WHOI hosts the pitch competition- inviting innovators from around WHOI to pitch their technologies before a panel of judges. WHOI innovators are given…

WHOI Technologies to be Featured in BBC’s ‘Blue Planet Live’

By amarkova | March 21, 2019

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will be a featured part of the upcoming BBC program “Blue Planet Live,” which will air over four nights beginning March 24. The series will include two live broadcasts from the research vessel Atlantis showing launch and recovery of the human-occupied submersible Alvin. As part of “Blue Planet Live,” several WHOI scientists and…

2018 Annual Report

By eandrews | February 11, 2019
2018 Annual Report

The 2018 Tech Transfer Annual Report is now available – click on the cover below to read more!

Burgeoning Offshore Wind Industry Offers Opportunity for New Tech

By amarkova | February 8, 2019

In the burgeoning offshore wind industry, growing particularly rapidly within the US, there’s opportunity aplenty for new technology. Quite a few existing Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) technologies as well as technologies in development have application in this field. Oceanus recently looked at some of the work being done in offshore wind by Anthony Kirincich, a…

WHOI Tech Transfer Concludes Innovation Month; Pitchathon Winner Announced

By amarkova | November 8, 2018

Innovation Month kicked off with the 4th Annual WHOI Pitchathon. For the first time, this year’s event was open for public viewing. The event took place in Redfield Auditorium on October 5th, with a great turnout and four WHOI teams competing for Proof of Concept Funding. The ideas pitched this year ranged from autonomous systems to…