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Posted on: June 11, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Sahuarita's High-Tech Business Hydronalix to receive Tibbetts Award


Hydronalix was recently named by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a 2015 Tibbetts Award recipient. The Tibbetts Awards are presented to leaders instrumental in supporting the success of programs using Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) investment to develop an ‘idea’ into a product or service that benefits the federal government’s research and development needs through technological innovation and the creation of high quality jobs.

Hydronalix is being honored for its development of small expendable maritime robotic technologies to perform dull, dangerous, and dirty work in the maritime littoral zones around the world. Hydronalix’s flagship product, EMILY the robotic lifeguard, has already been put to use saving lives in the U.S. by first responder Fire Departments and in many foreign countries including Indonesia and Mongolia for tsunami and storm flood response.

Hydronalix is a local engineering and design firm that develops high speed unattended devices for littoral and brown water operations as well as portable personal watercraft. Applications are designed and engineered for a number of government agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, NASA, NSF, DOE, NOAA as well as recreational sports. Since inception in 2009, the company has grown to a permanent staff of 15 employees and now has 16,000 feet of production, office, and engineering space.

The 2015 Tibbetts Award recipients will be honored in Washington, DC, on June 15 during a White House ceremony and at the June 16 kickoff of the SBIR/STTR Conference.

Learn about the Tibbetts Award Winners here...
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