BUSINESSES

Aquaai Corporation

CEO: Liane Thompson

Contact: liane@aquaai.com

Website: www.aquaai.com

Aquaai is a data and marine robotics company that has developed a specialized, flexible, fishlike Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) loaded with cameras and sensors that navigates via AI and computer vision immersing with the natural habitat. Swimming close to the source for superior data acquisition, visual and environmental data is collected and delivered to an online dashboard in near real-time. Available to multiple Blue Economy industries, our FaaS – fish as a service – platform currently operates near the Norwegian Arctic Circle servicing leading sustainable salmon farms, boosting yield while protecting stock and the ocean.

Blue Robotics

CEO: Rustom Jehangir

Contact: sales@bluerobotics.com

Website: bluerobotics.com

Blue Robotics was created to make ocean exploration more accessible to all. Our mission is to make the ocean more accessible, to provide customers with affordable components to build the next generation of ocean exploration robots. Initially we were searching for components to build our own solar powered robotic boat and discovered how difficult it was to find an affordable yet high quality thruster. Through our research we found many students, researchers, hobbyists, and companies that were interested in ocean exploration but were limited by available products. We decided to design our own T100 Thruster. Since then we have widened our scope of products, providing high quality components for customers to build their own robots as well as designing the BlueROV2.

Boeing

The world’s largest aerospace company subleases wharf and water space at AltaSea to dock and demonstrate its largest unmanned undersea vehicle, the 51-foot Echo Voyager. Pier-launched operations commenced at AltaSea on April 23, 2018.  Open-ocean testing is vital to Echo Voyager’s success, as its underwater autonomy is critical to being submerged for months at a time without physical human contact and in congested waters. The vehicle uses encrypted communications for operational command, control, system status, and mission re-planning during near-surface operations, and acoustic communications for command, control, and status messages during submerged operations.

Braid Theory

CEO: Ann Carpenter

Contact: ann@braidtheory.com

Website: www.braidtheory.com

Braid Theory weaves together entrepreneurs, industry influencers and corporate partners to accelerate adoption of transformative technology, drive market growth and create profitable collaborations. We help our clients commercialize their technology, scale their business, explore new market opportunities and build their entrepreneurial culture. In partnership with AltaSea we designed Braid Space to provide a creative space for the Waterfront startup community, providing ocean access to test blue tech innovations, experiences engineers-in-residence, technology commercialization support, and co-working access. At Braid Theory we prove collaboration works.

Holdfast Aquaculture

Chief Executive: Diane Kim

Contact: diane.y.kim@gmail.com

Website:  www.holdfastaq.com

Holdfast Aquaculture aims to strengthen and expand the sustainable aquaculture industry with a focus on research, education, conservation, and collaboration. We believe that nutritious food can also be environmentally and economically sustainable, and we support seafood growers by producing high quality seed for bivalves and seaweed. We also support and provide resources for bio-remediation and conservation practices to foster healthy ecosystems. We provide technical support and space at our hatchery in San Pedro, CA for our academic collaborators, and strive to connect industry practices to sound research.

Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator (LACI)

CEO: Matt Peterson

Contact: 213.358.6500

Website: www.laincubator.org

LACI is unlocking innovation through startups, transforming markets with partnerships and enhancing community inside our campus and out in our neighborhoods. We help startups that focus on transportation and mobility, clean energy, and smart, sustainable cities that are looking to bring their game-changing innovation to the marketplace. Our integrated approach, expertise and experience have propelled us to a top ten rank according to UBI Global, and we are committed to taking action on climate change and creating a cleantech community that integrates women, people of color and the underserved. LACI priorities focus on zero emissions transportation, converting to 100% clean energy, and building smart, sustainable cities.

Lucendi, Inc.

CEO: Maxim Batalin

Contact: info@lucendi.org

Website: www.lucendi.org

Lucendi, Inc. is a leading innovator and developer of AI-enabled smart measurement platforms for cost-effective and high-performance micro-object detection and characterization. Lucendi’s core technologies are cost-effective, robust and field-portable, making them adaptable to a wide variety of applications including ocean exploration and research. Lucendi’s technology is based on digital holography, which offers several advantages including color imaging, large space-bandwidth, computational complexity, depth-resolved 3D imaging, and volumetric imaging. Lucendi’s goal is to democratize micro/nano-scale microscopy systems to empower users and to redefine the horizon of application possibilities.

Montauk Technologies, LLC

CEO: Dean Wiberg

Contact: dean@montauktechnologies.com

Business Development: Will Boystak

Contact: will@montauktechnologies.com

Website: www.montauktechnologies.com

Montauk is a technology and SaaS development and commercialization company focused on new business formation, centered on sustainability, built on defensible intellectual property with a market driven, collaborative culture facilitated by a rapid development model. The main fields we target include ocean sustainability and remediation, clean energy and power systems, climate change, smart cities, human enhancement, space and bio-medical applications. Montauk Alpha, a division of Montauk Technologies, is a technology incubator and accelerator creating an ecosystem of inventors and entrepreneurs together with corporate  partners, consultants, and advisors from various fields to address critically important sustainability initiatives aligned with our mission.

Spira, Inc.

CEO: Elliot Roth

COO: Surjan Singh

Contact: info@spirainc.com

Website: www.spirainc.com

At Spira Inc we create algae-based ingredients that replace harmful animal-and petroleum – derived compounds. Our ingredients derive from blue-green algae that are naturally sourced, nutritious, multi-functional, and sustainable. Our flagship ingredient, Electric Sky™ is a healthy replacement for synthetic Blue Dye #1, with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and is non-allergenic as well as vegan. We’re specialists at helping our customers incorporate algae-based ingredients into their products, from food to clothing and more. Our goal is to redesign the food system to benefit all people and the environment through our sustainably sourced ingredients.

TransparentSea

CEO: Steve Sutton

Contact Email: ssutton61@gmail.com

Website: www.transparentseafarm.com

At TransparentSea, we promote safe and responsible indoor cultivation techniques that provide healthy environments for shrimp to thrive. We then utilize a series of filters to recycle 99% of the water and transform wastes into valuable organic fertilizers. Unlike the majority of farming in the world, we operate a closed system, managing everything that goes in and comes out of the process, instead of polluting our environment or waterways. We look forward to supplying more families with their favorite healthy seafood without the guilt, doubt or confusion that we face today. We invite you to learn more about shrimp and seafood and together we will demand better from our markets and restaurants. With your support, our farming system will spread to change the way shrimp is produced globally.