The Undersea Technology Innovation Center stood up as a non-profit research organization in November of 2016. Our focus was to promote the rapid development, prototyping and commercialization of innovative undersea and maritime technology and advance learning in the undersea and maritime sector for commercial, academic, and defense organizations.
In June 2018 the national Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium (UTIC) was awarded the Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreement for Undersea Technology Innovation by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Division Newport. UTIC, represented by our management firm Advanced Technology International (ATI), and NUWC Division Newport signed a three-year OTA agreement with options for up to 10 years for industry, academia and the nonprofit sector to engage in a broad range of undersea and maritime prototyping activities.
The agreement allows for the delivery of new technology products and services faster and more efficiently than traditional federal acquisition requirements might permit.
The undersea and maritime technology domain is uniquely poised to expand and grow its economic impact and related technology jobs. The UTIC community reflects the highly skilled and trained undersea and maritime technology workforce unique to this specialized environment.
UTIC welcomes participation by organizations – both traditional and non-traditional – who have technologies that can contribute to undersea and maritime domain applications.