A program created to provide support to innovators, entrepreneurs, organizations, and businesses seeking to bring new ideas and solutions to the maritime markets.

The Dojo is a growing community of like-minded innovators and organizations interested in bringing new ideas and solutions to the broad set of challenges in the maritime world.  The community provides resources and opportunities for members to network, share experiences, and identify challenges and solutions.  It also provides participants access to both online and in-person sessions covering a variety of topics with the support of OpenSeas staff and the Dojo community.

Membership in the Dojo community is based on application and acceptance into the program.  Preference is given to individuals and companies based or looking to operate in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area.  However, no-cost membership is open to companies and individuals worldwide.


Contact Info:

Jerry Cronin, Executive Director

  • Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE), Old Dominion University, 112 Bank Street Norfolk, VA 23510
  • 757-683-6140

  • jcronin@odu.edu