30 Aug 401 Tech Bridge Newsletter – August 2022
TECH SCOUTING OPPORTUNITIES
High-Pressure System with Flow Rate Control
Are you an innovator developing products and technology for undersea, offshore, maritime or Blue Tech?
401 Tech Bridge is conducting a Tech Scouting effort in search of a High-Pressure System with Flow Rate Control. The Navy is in need of a low cost means of regulating a fixed volume of gas to vent at a given volumetric flow rate at the outlet in a blowdown scenario. This valve must be controlled electronically and have the ability to choke or increase flow rate to a desired rate on the order of ~.5s. A list of specific requirements can be found HERE.
Two additional Tech Scouting efforts are also underway for Ceramic Dicing and a Remotely Operated Vehicle. The evaluation of technical quality and tasking can be found here.
If you are interested in being notified of future Tech Scouting opportunities, please submit your interest by registering here: 401TB Tech Scouting – 401 Tech Bridge
If you have any questions, please reach out to Linda Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org
401 Tech Bridge Hosts 2022 Blue Tech Demo Day September 1
401 Tech Bridge will be hosting a the 2022 Blue Tech Demo Day on September 1, 2022 at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport. This event will be conducted as a collaboration between 401 Tech Bridge and the Northeast Teach Bridge. Exercises, both in water and static.
Participants of the 2022 MassChallenge Early-Stage Accelerator, the 2021 MassChallenge Blue Tech Cohort, along with companies with applicable blue tech technology were open to apply.
Participants will complete in water and static demonstrations, showcasing their technology as related to the undersea domain. Representative from 401 Tech Bridge, Northeast Tech Bridge, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, NavalX, the defense industry, state and government leaders, as well as academia will be in attendance to observe the demonstrations.
401 Tech Bridge Supports Navy High School Internship Program
This summer, 48 students participated in the Undersea Technology Apprenticeship Program (UTAP) at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport. 401 Tech Bridge is proud to support this hands-on skill building experience, that has high school students working directly alongside engineers to solve real world problems.
The internship program has students designing and building an underwater vehicle that can complete missions in a real-world working environment. With the assistance of scientists and engineers, students are challenged to create an underwater vehicle with specific capabilities on a tight budget and timeline. Working in teams and relying on their creativity, students are tasked to create innovate solutions to overcome obstacles which test their vehicles operability.
Exposing students to the various engineering disciplines within NUWC and the defense sector, allows for students to be aware of the possibilities as they prepare for and select their future career paths. Developing tomorrows skilled and diverse future workforce is necessary for future national security and economic security.
Blue & You: Rhode Island’s Blue Ecosystem
As part of the Blue & You Speaker series, Christian Cowan was joined by the RI Commissioner of Higher Education Shannon Gilkey and the Chief of Staff at Roger Williams University Brian Williams, to discuss Rhode Island’s Blue Economy.
Ensuring that we have a skilled pipeline of talent requires strong connectivity throughout our ecosystem especially between industry and academia.
Our higher education institutions are poised to deliver the industry recognized coursework, credentials, and hands-on experiences, that the blue tech industry demands. That takes on many forms of delivery including workforce training, upskilling of employees, degreed programs, internships, along with certificates and credentialing.
The state’s geographical characteristics are a critical component, but the ecosystem which includes industry, academia and government partners now have the tools to take advantage of our natural resources, build a workforce pipeline, and accelerate our economic growth.
For more information as to how you can connect with opportunities and partners within the blue ecosystem to learn more, please reach out to be included in the network.