The D’Works Marine Technology Initiative makes funding available to young and growing Massachusetts companies to address/solve technical or testing challenges with a new product or technology. Become a D’Works Innovator – we would love to work with you!
This program is funded by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s Innovation Institute in partnership with WHOI’s Consortium for Marine Robotics. The purpose of this new initiative by WHOI’s Consortium for Marine Robotics is to advance the state of high technology in the ocean in order improve the ability to observe and work throughout the world’s varied marine environments. It will pursue this goal by allocating specialized resources and expertise to promising entrepreneurs and young companies so they can attract the next stage of funding and business resources to reach success. This effort will seek to advance multiple categories of technology, including sensors, robotics research platforms and vehicles.
WHOI’s Consortium for Marine Robotics (CMR) is now funding access for companies and entrepreneurs to the equipment and testing facilities that are unique to high technology in the marine environment. We are working directly to help companies meet key milestones in their business strategies and continue their development and growth.
Any company headquartered or operating in Massachusetts is eligible to apply. We encourage applications from minority and women-owned businesses.