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Posted: February 13, 2017 12:20 PM

SENEDIA, Undersea Technology Innovation Center Launch ‘Tech Talks’ Series

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) and the Undersea Technology Innovation Center (UTIC) are launching a series of technology talks to explore and share defense and undersea technologies, applications and opportunities.

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport is the first to conduct several technology talks that highlight upcoming opportunities, as well as areas of technical focus at the Warfare Center.

Two events already have been conducted this year — the Large Displacement Undersea Underwater Vehicle Acquisition Strategy Discussion and the Annual Naval Technology Exercise and Narragansett Bay Test Facility Overview. Attendance for each event was at capacity.

In the coming months, NUWC Division Newport and large prime contractors will present overviews of their programs and technology challenges, providing insight to opportunities and technologies that are being explored and developed. Companies and organizations with defense and undersea technologies are welcome to attend.

“SENEDIA and UTIC are committed to bringing insight to the defense and undersea technology clusters in Rhode Island,” said Molly Magee, executive director, SENEDIA. “Understanding technology capabilities and requirements is at the heart of creating opportunities to grow our businesses and create high-paying jobs.”

SENEDIA is Southeastern New England’s catalyst for thought leadership and innovation in undersea technology, cybersecurity and defense technologies. The organization is focused on providing its members and the region with the latest information about opportunities in the defense and homeland security sectors and facilitates economic and workforce development opportunities.

The UTIC, a strategic partner of SENEDIA, is a collaborative consortium of Rhode Island’s universities, government agencies and industry to promote the rapid development, testing, prototyping and commercialization of innovative undersea technology. UTIC is a catalyst for workforce and economic development to promote economic growth and job creation. UTIC is a Rhode Island-based hub for national undersea technology excellence.



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