Interested in joining the Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium?


The Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium (UTIC) is formalizing a national consortium.  We welcome organizations who wish to become members of the growing community of technology practitioners who are part of the rich undersea and maritime technology domain responding to the needs of national security and defense. UTIC will work collaboratively with the US Government to develop and transition innovative undersea and maritime technologies to meet critical needs of our country, our allies and most importantly the men and women who defend our nation.  

The Consortium will represent a united undersea and maritime industry voice and will break down barriers to growth by identifying and integrating undersea and maritime technology resources and opportunities, and by providing the innovation environment to collaborate on innovative solutions. A strong and cohesive undersea and maritime community will provide Consortium members the opportunity to identify and advance technologies that can rapidly and affordably be integrated into government mission areas. This will ultimately result in the innovative growth of the domain, establishing it as a recognized national resource, and enhancing its long term prospects for continued growth and vitality of our national undersea and maritime technology community.

Whether you represent academia or commercial business, traditional or non-traditional defense contractors, large or small businesses, for-profit and not-for-profit entities, together we will coalesce, strengthen and grow the undersea and maritime technology domain, resulting in expanded business opportunities with current customers as well as new market potential with current and future customer bases. Through the Consortium, our members will be able to pursue and perform R&D prototyping efforts in undersea and maritime technology areas cited in NUWC’s Request for Information to organize and operate the Undersea Technology Innovation “Other Transaction Authority Agreement”.

“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
“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
"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
"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