Opened in October 2017, the BlueTech Incubator (BTI) offers startups in water- and ocean-based technologies a place to work, create, collaborate and innovate. Six companies (Clear Blue Sea, Delawarde Consulting, Intellecy, Hydrokinetic Energy and Storage, MARSEC and XST) applied to The Maritime Alliance to join the incubator. The coworking space, which is located on the sixth and seventh floors of law firm Dentons US LLP, features five offices, two hot desks, use of board/conference rooms, reception services and a break room. The companies receive business management assistance, mentorship, legal support, access to capital and other resources to help them develop.
The nonprofit, The Maritime Alliance (TMA), received a $50,000 grant from the City of San Diego to start this incubator. TMA works to keep San Diego the home to the nation's largest BlueTech cluster and the world's leading ocean and water technology companies.