Dive Technologies Receives DARPA Embedded Entrepreneurship Initiative Grant to Accelerate Commercialization of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

BOSTON, January 20, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dive Technologies, Inc., a Boston-based designer and manufacturer of submarine robotics, today announced a grant received from the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Embedded Entrepreneurship Initiative (EEI) ). This grant will enhance Dive Technologies’ ability to continue to bring innovations and scalability of defense submarine technologies to the commercial market.

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Dive Technologies Commercial Large Displacement AUV, the DIVE-LD, in New Bedford, MA. (Photo Credit: Awakened Films)

The goal of the EEI is to accelerate Dive’s DARPA-funded transformational innovations for dual-impact defense and commercial products and capabilities. This prestigious DARPA EEI award, in partnership with IQT EmergeTM, promotes Dive’s top entrepreneur recruitment, funding, deep commercialization strategies and connections for Dive’s commercial growth through Dive’s Robot-as-a-Service fleet and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) sales.

“The technologies being developed at Dive are showing great utility in the defense and commercial markets,” said Simon Davidson, EVP at IQT Emerge. “We are excited to see how this partnership will help accelerate the advancement of innovative technologies, such as AUVs, to market.”

In April 2021, Dive Technologies launched the DIVE-LD commercial AUV in a Robot-as-a-Service model that has been pursued and contracted by defense and commercial customers for seafloor data collection. The US Navy, DARPA, and other government clients, among others, are working with Dive to meet challenging seafloor data collection needs. The long-range, 6,000m-deep pier-launched DIVE-LD is ideal for commercial operations including oil and gas pipeline inspections and offshore wind cable route surveys and pre-construction surveys.

“Since the beginning, we have always been hyper-focused on providing the most reliable, flexible and technologically advanced AUV that could meet the extremely challenging industry demands of seabed exploration.” said Sam Russo, co-founder and CSO, Dive Technologies. “This grant, and the ability to work more closely with DARPA and EEI, will accelerate our ability to grow as an organization, scale our business and technology, and deliver something truly groundbreaking for the defense and commercial markets.”

About diving technologiesFounded in 2018, Dive Technologies designs, develops and deploys premium autonomous underwater vehicles for large-scale commercial and defense data collection. Leveraging deep domain expertise, Dive Technologies builds highly scalable and flexible, fastest to sea, and best-in-class AUV platforms that combine purpose-driven technology with an intuitive architecture to help customers quickly and efficiently collect underwater data. For more information, visit www.divetechnologies.com.

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Diving Technologies, Inc.

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