CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Tuesday, May 12th, NavalX issued a public release announcing Ventura, California, as one of its six new Tech Bridge locations in a nationwide effort to double total initiative facilities. Recognizing Ventura as a diverse and geographically rich environment that is home to public and private universities, a high-technology corridor, and Naval Base Ventura County, NavalX’s Tech Bridge Ventura is based at the FATHOMWERX laboratory at the Port of Hueneme.
NavalX’s Tech Bridge initiative was first founded in 2019 to reduce barriers between the Navy and non-traditional partners – such as start-ups, small businesses, academia, non-profits, and private capital – to increase access to local innovation ecosystems. This, in turn, aimed to enable the DON to harness advancements in industry. After seeing early success in the initiative, and to meet the growing demands for greater connectivity with industry and academia, NavalX announced on Tuesday morning that the total of Tech Bridge facilities would double with the addition of six new locations, Ventura’s FATHOMWERX, making the list.
“All of the FATHOMWERX founding partners are really excited that we have been selected for this opportunity,” stated Bryan Went, FATHOMWERX Director and CEO of Matter Labs. “FATHOMWERX is an innovator of technology designs fusing academia, civilian companies and other nontraditional partners who work on United States DoD and Maritime's most challenging problems.”
Ventura Tech Bridge Director and Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) Manager Alan Jaeger added, “The facility includes 60,000 square feet of space equipped with advanced prototyping equipment including additive manufacturing, advanced materials characterization and testing, unmanned systems development, and coming soon, a mixed-reality environment – all of which support the development and deployment of advanced In-Service Engineering capabilities for our fleet and warfighters.”
For more information on FATHOMWERX or to connect with a Ventura Tech Bridge representative email Bryan Went at Bryan@fathomwerx.com or 415-913-9294.
FATHOMWERX was established in 2019 as a public-private consortium and resource for technical innovation and capability transition. The facility, located at the Port of Hueneme, includes 60,000 square feet of space dedicated to fostering rapid innovation, disruption, and audacious projects. Through strategic partnerships within the region, programs conducted at FATHOMWERX evaluate developing technologies against operational needs in the port and maritime domains, and suggest pathways for engagement, funding, collaboration and implementation.