Oceanit is a ‘Mind to Market’ company, founded in Hawai’i. Since 1985, Oceanit has built a world-class reputation for developing and migrating fundamental science to real-world application.

Oceanit practices Intellectual Anarchy to blend interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering, and innovative thinking to benefit our global community. Through spin-outs, co-development partnerships, licensing, and direct manufacturing, Oceanit is able to deliver solutions to market. Oceanit calls this practice ‘Mind-to-Market’; delivering deep science to disruptive, real-world breakthroughs.

With headquarters in Honolulu, we employ over 160 scientists & engineers in Hawai’i, California, Texas, and Washington, D.C and have built our culture upon values of Ohana, Curiosity, and Community.

We encourage inquisitiveness and are committed to pursuing responsible solutions to the world’s most difficult problems.  Our culture values diverse teams with an elusive blend of people, expertises, technologies, approaches, and geographies to address and tackle problems like no one else. Across Oceanit, you will find uncanny teams of experts like nanotechnologists, structural engineers, sustainability experts, and biochemists working alongside each other. No two teams at Oceanit are the same.

Empowering our teams to practice transdisciplinary thinking – with endless curiosity – allows for extraordinary problem solving across traditional boundaries. Originally founded as an engineering firm, Oceanit has grown to encompass scientists and engineers working in the fields of nanomaterials, sensors & communications, life sciences & medical, industrial products, artificial intelligence, energy, coastal sustainability, resilient cities, and space & defense.

Oceanit is reimagining innovation, to break the bonds of ‘normal’ and solve the impossible

Our clients tell us we do the impossible. The question we get asked most often is, “how did you do that?!”

Delivering on the impossible is always challenging, but we are constantly curious. There are no ‘lanes’ to stay inside – egos, diplomas and attitudes are checked at the door.  We cross-pollinate so that our diverse curiosities lead us to breakthrough innovations that can then be driven from deep science to real-world applications.

Our ‘Mind to Market’ methodology works like this: We solve problems in many disciplines, based on “market pain.” Then, we start a user-engagement process to validate that we are delivering on what the people actually will use. As a last step, we initiate a process around delivery to market: delivering products via private equity financial spin-outs, co-development, partnerships, licensing, or direct manufacturing.

This open innovation environment, together with a methodical execution process, creates the ability to have both open innovation and the discipline to deliver results.

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From concept to implementation, if you need a product, solution, or process, Oceanit’s team of engineers, scientists, and designers applies insights forged from a multitude of disciplines to develop the right approach.



Oceanit’s research & development teams have institutional knowledge of many diverse industries, customers, and products. You need a partner who can look at things from an outsider’s perspective, analyze and understand your challenges, and can work with your teams to accelerate development and leverage the expertise and experience you already have in-house.



Sometimes you need specialized expertise that you can’t find anywhere else in order to advance your goals. We bring the right teams to bear on the really tough problems that nobody else has been able to solve.