Building resources and relationships 
to accelerate undersea and maritime technology innovation

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The Undersea Technology Innovation Center (UTIC) has been established to unify resources to more fully leverage the concentration, breadth and depth of undersea and maritime technologies already engaged in the undersea and maritime technology arena. From our community collaboration, to our Consortium-based operational model, the UTIC represents the great wealth of skill, talent and technologies that are presently engaged in this specialized space.

We leverage recognition and standing as a national resource in undersea and maritime technology, and enhance cooperation and collaboration among the many other players in this community. We utilize the connectivity and reach across the wide variety of subject matter experts, including the Navy, academia, big business, small business, non-traditional companies, and state agencies, to allow collaboration and innovation to happen - faster and easier.

"Between our geographic advantage and the tremendous public and private resources we already possess in the national security and defense realms, Rhode Island is perfectly positioned to emerge as a leader in undersea technology and innovation."
Congressman Jim Langevin
Senior member of the House Armed Services Committee
who sits on the Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee
"As the Brookings report noted, our maritime sector is one of the Rhode Island economy’s true strengths, a competitive advantage, and an industry growth area that we should continue to invest in...The Undersea Technology Innovation Center is an exciting and very promising development for Rhode Island defense industry employers and the prospect of creating high-value, high-wage STEM jobs.”
”Gina M. Raimondo“
Governor of Rhode Island
“I want to ensure Rhode Island remains at the forefront of undersea technology and this new center has the potential to bring top naval suppliers together with academic and government leaders to develop cutting-edge capabilities, concepts, and technologies for our forces. The Undersea Technology Innovation Center can also give Rhode Island companies a platform to collaborate and showcase their work,”
U.S. Senator Jack Reed
Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee
“There could be no better place than the Ocean State to host a national hub for the development of cutting-edge undersea technology. Thanks to SENEDIA and its Rhode Island partners for their commitment to excellence in this area. Your work will keep Rhode Island at the forefront of maritime innovation."
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse