The OTIS 2018 application is LIVE
Not sure what OTIS is?
The Ocean Technology Innovation Sprint or OTIS is an elite program based on the Google Ventures Sprint process that engages designers, engineers, marketers, finance and startup enthusiasts, who form interdisciplinary teams and experience the excitement of ideation and innovation to solve big challenges in Alaska's blue economy - the sustainable and impactful development of our ocean resources.
In 2017 – the first year of OTIS – the program engaged over 200 people and organizations which included 28 sponsors, 32 participants, 15 mentors, 6 organizing team members, and over 130 people in attendance at OTIS Demo Night! Demo Night was held October 27, 2017 at the Loussac Library in Anchorage and each of the five teams presented the innovative prototype they developed over the course of the 3-week sprint process. One of the teams and ideas that emerged was Wheelhouse, an app-based maritime education and training platform.