February 2, 2015 - Oceanit has historically given back to the community by encouraging Hawaii’s youth in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. Oceanit was proud to participate in this year’s First Annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day to provide Oahu middle school students with the opportunity to view firsthand how the skills they learn in school are applied in the workplace.
January 30, 2015 - Environmental sustainability is important to Oceanit, which is always considering how to bring science and technology to some of the world’s most pressing sustainability problems — including something as common as “glass.” In 2014, Oceanit was asked by the Hawaii State Auditor’s office to examine alternatives to shipping non-deposit glass containers out of state for recycling. The study received acclaim in the press for its in-depth analysis of the feasibility of various local uses for post-consumer glass.
January 23, 2015 - On January 16, Oceanit and the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) hosted members of the Hawaii State Legislature to an exclusive presentation by leading technology innovation companies who shared their ideas for developing a high-growth industry for the islands.
The event was attended by more than 20 Legislators and over a dozen companies representing a cross section of Hawaii’s tech community.
January 13, 2015 - Oceanit recently developed an innovative new process for rapid confirmation of the presence of Ebola in order to provide greater protection to health care workers, and serve as an important new tool in the effort to contain and combat future outbreaks. The new process conceived by Oceanit scientists will deliver rapid indication of Ebola contaminated fluids, saving precious time and saving lives by enabling health care workers to protect personal and public safety with immediate actions that limit viral spread.
January 10, 2015 - In case you missed it, Oceanit’s Ian Kitajima was featured on the December 31, 2014 edition of the Hawaii Public Radio talk show Bytemarks Café, “Predictions for 2015.”
Ian talked about the growth of high tech companies, the importance of the Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), and Hawaii’s research and development tax credit.