Press Release: Virtual Industry Day Brings Together Innovators in Undersea Technology


October 14, 2020



Virtual Industry Day Brings Together Innovators in Undersea Technology

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MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – The Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium (UTIC) today announced that its next Industry Day will be virtual. Industry Days are a members-only opportunity for businesses to learn about the latest opportunities to support the U.S. Navy’s undersea technology needs.  To date, UTIC members have been awarded over $245 million in contracts to develop best-in-class technology.

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) and other Navy sponsors will be presenters at the Virtual Industry Day.  It is anticipated that nearly a dozen technical topics will be announced as part of UTIC’s Request for Prototype (RPP) cycle. These topics will be released prior to the event on the Members Only portion of the UTIC website. Consider joining the consortium for the opportunity to better understand how your company can support the Navy’s undersea technology targets and goals.

“By joining UTIC and then attending Industry Days, small businesses receive unparalleled access to Navy technical leaders and hear directly from them about their undersea and maritime technology needs,” said Molly Donohue Magee, UTIC executive director, who also serves as executive director of the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA). “UTIC members are positioned to compete for exciting technology prototyping opportunities and become recognized leaders in the undersea and maritime technology community.”

UTIC members, PURVIS Systems and Attollo were both recently awarded a contract through their affiliation with the Consortium.

“As UTIC members, we’ve taken advantage of these invaluable opportunities to connect,” said PURVIS Systems Vice President for DoD Operations and Business Development, Debbie Proffitt. “We were awarded an Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium award to pursue research and development efforts as it relates to creating prototype sensor solutions.”

“Given our recent consortium award, we are providing technical expertise to further the interoperability and technology of unmanned systems,” said Anthony Felicio, Program Manager at Attollo, LLC.  “It’s great to know UTIC is there advocating for companies like ours, allowing us to focus on growing our business.”

Given UTIC’s Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Agreement with NUWC, members are able to work collaboratively with the U.S. government to respond to national security and defense needs by delivering new technology and services faster than traditional federal acquisition requirements might permit.

See if your company can qualify to become a member of UTIC.


The Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium (UTIC) promotes the rapid development, prototyping, and commercialization of innovative undersea and maritime. The Consortium represents a united undersea and maritime industry voice, breaking down barriers to growth by identifying and integrating undersea and maritime technology resources and opportunities, and providing the environment to collaborate on innovative solutions. For more information on UTIC, please visit