Accelerator for Innovation in the Maritime Ecosystem
In 2022, we created the industry’s
first independent maritime
innovation laboratory.

The goal of the laboratory called the Accelerator for Innovation in the Maritime Ecosystem or AIME, is to enable ideation, collaboration, cross-pollination, and integration amongst and between maritime industry peers in order to accelerate industry innovation especially within, but not limited to, the professional and military segments.

The idea to

this lab was born with the end user in mind. We need a faster innovation integration in the maritime industry to come up with solutions that would facilitate and increase the different agencies mission success while reducing or eliminating risks and dangers on the operators.


a platform to put the end user and the supplier together, brainstorm, listen to the end user requirements and the environment in which they operate and to come up with innovations.

As Roy Nouhra our CEO says:

“We believe, AIME may be the single most important development in the maritime industry since sails gave way to steam engines. Not only will it help us explore and define the future of the maritime industry, it will change the way the industry operates, speeding the process significantly because we will all be choosing collaboration over siloed work, transparency over secrecy, and partnership over the competition.”

“We have long been dedicated to being a solution provider for our professional, military, and recreational users,” said Todd Salus, vice president of operations at Ocean Craft Marine. “This initiative is just the latest way we are driving that mission forward. We are accelerating the innovation process by giving everyone a place to experiment, learn and grow together faster than anyone could do on their own, including the U.S. Military.”

The Lab is part of Ocean Craft Marine’s larger initiative to provide thought leadership to the global professional and military maritime community. Now with AIME, Ocean Craft Marine is available for all professional and military maritime consulting opportunities.

“We work in a collaborative environment and we’re inviting anyone who wants to come play in our sandbox to do so,” said Nouhra. “Innovation has been moving at a slow pace. If you make a maritime solution and you’re interested in driving the industry forward, we hope you will partner with us to accelerate innovation.”