Marine Thinking Applies to Join Canada’s Pathway to Commercialization Source List for Government Purchase

By Published On: March 28, 2024Categories: News

After successfully completing its Testing Stream contract with Innovative Solutions Canada’s (ISC), Marine Thinking has submitted an official application to join Canada’s Pathway to Commercialization Source List for its autonomous rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) powered by Marine Tensor™.

The Pathway to Commercialization gives small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) the opportunity to sell their innovation directly to the Government of Canada. If successful, Marine Thinking’s autonomous RHIB will be eligible for direct purchase from government departments for up to three years. All eligible innovations must be market-ready at technology readiness level (TRL) 9.

A rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) running on autopilot with an operator onboard.

Marine Thinking’s electric rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) running on autopilot without an operator onboard. The vessel is powered by Marine Tensor, the company’s AI-driven control and communication system.

Under last year’s ISC Testing Stream contract, Marine Thinking successfully integrated its Marine Tensor™ technology into an all-electric RHIB, enabling the vessel to seamlessly switch between manual steering, remote control, and autopilot navigation. Extensively field tested, the autonomous surface vessel satisfied all objectives and key performance indicators (KPIs) set by its official test partner, the National Research Council Canada (NRC).

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