This is the fifth edition of the Blue Innovation Symposium. 2018’s conference brought together more than 250 attendees, 36 corporate sponsors, and key community members including representatives from the US Navy, the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the University of Rhode Island, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET), the Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN), the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and many more.