With the financial support or Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC), Marine Thinking has developed a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) featuring remote control and autopilot capabilities. The vessel is currently being evaluated by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). Upon approval by the NRC, the autonomous RIB will be added to the ISC Testing Stream’s “Pathway to Commercialization” source list — making it available for direct purchase to all Canadian government departments.
Innovative Solutions Canada is an initiative designed to stimulate technology research, development, and commercialization of Canadian innovations. The program’s Testing Stream help startups and small/medium-sized businesses (SMEs) overcome technology testing and development hurdles so that they can produce globally-demanded products and services, while also improving government operations.