UD Blue Tech Initiatives
Advancing innovations in the Blue Economy through partnerships, entrepreneurships and research.
In 2017, the UD BlueTech concept starts to take shape focus on forging partnerships focus on oceanography, engineering and business. In 2019, the UD Center for Autonomous & Robotic Systems (CARS) catalyzes development of a vision for automation in the Blue Economy
Early 2021, the Project ABLE proposal was formalized and submit to Senator Coons and Senator Carper’s offices for Congressional Directed Spending funding consideration. ABLE was approved by congress, including in the FY22 OMNIBUS and signed by President Biden. Funding will arrive OCT 2022.
UD was awarded a National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers planning grant. Team is currently in customer discovery stage with industry partners to evaluate value proposition for a BlueTech Center of Excellence.
UD was awarded a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center planning grant. UD is leading proposal development in partnership with UPenn, UNH, URI, UoSC, and DSU.
Prof. Art Trembanis
CARS Deputy Director
Oceanographer & Roboticist
PhD in Marine Science
Prof. Bert Tanner
Engineer & Roboticist
PhD in Mechanical Engineering
Strategic Innovations Partnership Director
Navy Oceanography Officer
MS in Management