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‘They Sat It Can’t Be Done’: Environmental Documentary Features Entrepreneurs

They Say It Can't Be Done

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has released Just Add Firewater LLC’s award-winning documentary “They Say It Can’t Be Done,” which follows four entrepreneurial companies as they tackle humanity’s biggest threats. The film will be featured on cable and internet video-on-demand platforms. “Human innovation can solve our most pressing social and environmental issues–but only if we let it,” said Patrick Reasonover, a co-producer of the film.

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MS Satoshi Aims to Be Incubator for Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Crypto Cruise Ship

A group of marine engineering entrepreneurs is taking advantage of the current downturn in the cruising industry to expand their operations in Panama. The Crypto Cruise Ship is being prepared to set sail from the Mediterranean and anchor in the Gulf of Panama. The 804-ft. ship, recently purchased from a major cruise line, is to be named MS Satoshi. It includes

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Spurring Innovation Between Navy and Industry

Members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation recently gathered with leaders from the U.S. Navy and the state’s government, academia and industry to formally launch the 401 Tech Bridge, one of six national tech bridges established to encourage collaboration and innovation.  To test the viability of the 401 Tech Bridge, the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) and NUWC Division Newport

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$40 Million Available for Marine Labs and Biological Field Stations

The National Science Foundation (NSF) plans to award a total of $40 million to between 50 and 80 different projects in program areas that include improvements to biological field stations, marine laboratories and cyberinfrastructure for biological research. This grant program, facilitated under the Division of Biological Infrastructure at NSF, has been offered before, and funding now continues into fiscal year

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Cathrine Armour Appointed to UK Hydrographic Office Customer Division

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has appointed Cathrine Armour as the new director of its customer division. Armour brings experience in leading data, science and technology-centric organizations, and she will be instrumental in developing the UKHO as a leading marine geospatial information agency and hydrographic office. Armour joins the UKHO from Catapult’s South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications,

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European Commission Identifies Bottleneck in Blue Tech Development

The Horizon 2020 Columbus project released a guide that shares best practices, highlights bottlenecks and provides recommendations for successful knowledge transfer in maritime sensor technologies. The guide is particularly targeted at funding agencies that are responsible for commissioning marine technology research, and technology developers (private and academic) engaged in such research. Technology implementers and intermediaries may also be interested in

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