By Karen Robes Meeks
The Department of Navy’s workforce connector NavalX is coming to Ventura County and it will base its operation at the Port of Hueneme. The port is among five new Tech Bridge locations being established around the country. NavalX will join FATHOMWERX and the port’s Maritime Advanced Systems & Technology Lab at the port’s 319 warehouse.
“Our partnership with FATHOMWERX at the Port of Hueneme and the alignment of the NavalX Tech Bridge network will further accelerate our ability to engage innovators across the region and country in order to provide world class In-Service Engineering support to our Fleet and Warfighter,” said Ventura Tech Bridge Director and Office of Research and Technology Applications Manager Alan Jaegar.
Founded in 2019, NavalX’s Tech Bridge aims at fostering collaboration between startups and local tech community to develop new solution-driven technology faster by bringing together academia, the private business sector and the US Navy.
“Expanding our partnership to include this federal initiative strengthens our collaborative approach to solving the most pressing challenges of the maritime industry, be it security, environmental, supply chain, or infrastructure-based solutions,” said CEO and Port Director Kristin Decas.