OpenSeas participates in and creates events that bring together members of the maritime and coastal communities and those who can create and help bring solutions to the globe. We will note whether events are hosted by OpenSeas directly or by partner organizations.  We are pleased to announce that The OpenSeas Technology Innovation Hub at ODU is now a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Power Connector Network.  Power Connectors are external support providers who assist applicants in navigating SBIR/STTR funding programs.  We are working with the Water Power Technology Office (WPTO) and the Solar Power Technology Office (SETO) to share in February 2024 the following no-cost events and resources for anyone who is applying or thinking about applying for SBIR/STTR funding opportunities: