Pictured: US Senator Jack Reed and Ian Estephan Owen, CEO and Founder of Jaia Robotics, cut the ribbon at the Herreshoff Blue Tech Innovation Center.

Congratulations to Jaia Robotics and Jim Hanlon

Congratulations to Jaia Robotics opened a new facility at the Herreshoff Blue Tech Innovation Center.
From Jaia: “Jaia Robotics, Inc., a leader in low-cost, micro-sized autonomous marine vehicles, was honored to host Senator Jack Reed, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, at the opening of their new facility at the Herreshoff Blue Tech Innovation Center.
Jaia Robotics is accelerating their growth to accommodate the continued product development and manufacture of their unique micro-sized, high-speed, aquatic data collection robots called JaiaBots. JaiaBots can be operated individually or in multi-vehicle pods in depths of 1m to 100m and in a wide variety of marine environments including offshore, surf zones, estuaries, rivers, and lakes.
JaiaBots represent a significant advancement in affordable robots supporting the big data needs of academia, commercial industry, and government agencies, including the US Department of Defense.”
Jim Hanlon, Blue Venture Forum Board Member
The Blue Venture Forum congratulates board member and industry veteran, Jim Hanlon, for being recognized with an honorary doctorate from Dalhousie University.
Jim was the Founding CEO of the Center for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) and he continues to be a vital resource to the global blue technology industry.
From Dalhousie: “Jim Hanlon’s (BEng’79) leadership has helped unlock the vast potential of Atlantic Canada’s ocean economy. As the founding CEO of the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE), he’s fostered rich collaborations between industry, government and universities and developed new talent in the sector as a mentor to up-and-coming researchers and entrepreneurs.
Born in Nova Scotia with an engineering degree from Dalhousie and a MBA from Saint Mary’s, Hanlon has led a 40-year career as an ocean technology entrepreneur and executive with senior roles in engineering, marketing and general management. He played an integral role in helping attract nearly half a billion dollars in public and private investment in the sector to the region between 2014 and 2019.”