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National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology

  • A partnership with UConn, URI, and Electric Boat to improve submarine and undersea vehicle development in southeastern Connecticut
  • Numerous workforce development opportunities for both students and professionals
  • A way to leverage research facilities and improve technology transition


The National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology is a partnership between the University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island, and General Dynamics Electric Boat. It seeks to use research, technology transition, and workforce development to reduce shipbuilding costs, enhance performance, and ensure that submarines and other undersea vehicles are developed using superior advanced technologies.

Who’s it for?

Professionals and students in the undersea vehicle field looking to advance their careers, and organizations in this field looking to improve their research and technology transition capabilities.


NIUVT is focused on institutionalizing the numerous research, technology transfer and workforce development activities in undersea vehicle technology that UConn, URI and EB have been pursuing for years.

Resources & Services

Workforce Development

  • NIUVT Fellowship Program: A six-month experience for organizations in the southeastern Connecticut region to help develop mid-career professionals on a senior leadership path. Participants visit the strategic leadership of participating organizations, broadening their professional networks and gaining a perspective on different sectors affecting undersea vehicle development, including government, academia, and industry
  • NIUVT Scholars: Open to engineers in Navy-related industries, this program provides a flexible and accelerated mechanism for participants to conduct Masters and Doctoral studies. Participants are able to continue working part-time while earning an advanced degree and assisting with research activities at UConn or URI
  • National Security Internship Program: Open to UConn and URI students with security clearances, this program provides secret-level internship positions in technical fields such as cybersecurity, marine hydrodynamics, and systems engineering, offering an opportunity for students to receive in-depth work experience that can assist with post-graduation job prospects

Research Capabilities

NIUVT leverages the laboratory and education facilities at UConn and URI to offer enhanced research capabilities in fields affecting undersea vehicle technology, including advanced materials and structures, propulsion enabling technologies, marine hydrodynamics, and underwater energy systems. Available technologies include freshwater testing tanks, high-performance computers, machine shops, and shock testing facilities.

Technology Transition

NIUVT supports a strategy of effectively transitioning research and technology advances into the development of undersea vehicles. These initiatives include a framework to assist small businesses in the field with identifying opportunities, technical workforce training, and working with Navy supply chain consortiums to engage businesses in the region.


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