BlueTech News & Events

North Atlantic Right Whale swimming
January 9, 2024
News Release (NOAA)

Biden-Harris Administration announces new partnership to develop North Atlantic right whale protection technologies as part of Investing in America agenda

Inflation Reduction Act makes new funding available through NOAA Fisheries to conserve and recover endangered species

MITRE BlueTech team and MITRE leaders cutting ribbon at BlueTech opening
NOVEMBER 20, 2023

News Release

MITRE Opens State-of-the-Art BlueTech Lab

The 620,000-gallon test tank is a national resource for undersea testing, collaboration, and innovation.

Members of MassRobotics working at a desk

November 13, 2023

Impact Story

BlueTech and Beyond: MITRE’s Commitment to Next Generation STEM Talent

In 2023, MITRE’s BlueTech, Corporate Social Innovation, and STEM Council teams hosted campus visits and interactive learning sessions for students of all ages as part of our commitment to providing early STEM education.

Photo of the MITRE BlueTech pool without water in it. The MITRE logo appears on the bottom of the pool.
October 20, 2023
Media Coverage

How a big underground tank in Bedford could help boost state’s ‘blue tech’ economy

MITRE is set to open a massive underwater testing facility — 20 miles from the sea.

Underwater submersible

October 19, 2023

Impact Story

Beneath the Deep: 3D Printing Opens Novel Wave of Maritime Opportunities

Our compact and low-power transducer prototype offers a unique capability for ocean missions requiring high sensitivity—and sometimes laser-sharp focus.

A underwater test facility

June 9, 2023

News Release

MITRE Launches New BlueNERVE Network to Connect Maritime Researchers Across the Country

Improved data access and real-time insights from MITRE’s BlueTech lab and partner labs will accelerate maritime innovation.

June 8, 2023

Livestream Event

Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll to Announce State Award in BlueTech

Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll announced a state award to support BlueTech innovation and workforce development.

June 8, 2023

Media Coverage

MITRE Gets Grant to Test Marine Robots

The MITRE BlueTech Lab is a state-of-the-art, indoor maritime test facility and collaborative laboratory for innovators and researchers to advance marine technology, strengthen climate resilience, and increase national security and safety.

January 18, 2023

News Release

MassChallenge, MITRE Select 10 Startups for MITRE Social Innovation Mentorship Program

The selected cohort will work with and receive mentorship from MITRE experts across five challenge areas: advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence (AI), BlueTech, cybersecurity, and digital health.

The White House in the morning

November 18, 2022


MITRE’s Response to the OSTP RFI on a U.S. Ocean Climate Action Plan

MITRE’s data-driven responses to a White House inquiry requesting input into the development of a national ocean climate action plan.

Exterior building sign for the MITRE Corporation

November 17, 2022

Media Coverage

What Do They Do There Anyway?

Kathleen Federico, MITRE senior vice president and chief people, brand, and communications officer, spoke recently with the Bedford Citizen about the company’s innovative work in areas ranging from making air travel safer to helping pave the way for BlueTech innovation.

November 3, 2022

News Release

MassChallenge and MITRE Announce the MITRE Social Innovation Mentorship Program

MITRE and MassChallenge to provide mentoring support and resources to high-impact startups with historically underrepresented founders.

A small crystal globe on the forest floor. Sunlight streams down.

June 1, 2022


MITRE’s Advanced Energy & Climate and Environment Initiatives

MITRE is applying our strengths and expertise in systems engineering, data analytics, and fundamental science and engineering to address critical challenges in advanced energy and climate and environment to solve problems for a safer world.

Two scientists preparing an underwater drone

April 13, 2022

Impact Story

Unlocking the Oceans’ Mysteries: BlueTech Lab Accelerates Maritime Innovation

With our state-of-the-art BlueTech Lab, MITRE’s working to advance undersea technologies for national security, climate science, commerce, and more.