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Wsense wins the European Commission’s BLUEINVEST Award

The Italian company that develops underwater wifi networks has obtained recognition in the “Ocean Observation” category at the Blueinvest Day in Brussels.

Press release from Wsense, Bergen, March 31, 2022.

The Blueinvest Day 2022 is dedicated to innovation in the Blue Economy and is organized by the European Commission in Brussels.

The BlueInvest Awards is part of the event which took place 28 March, and where Wsense was one of two CINEA co-funded projects being declared winners in the Ocean Observation” category for new products, technologies and solutions based on artificial intelligence for ocean observation, from marine data collection and analysis.

The BlueInvest Award aims to promote innovation and investment in sustainable technologies for the blue economy by supporting preparation and access to finance for early- stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups.

Wsense would like to thank the European Fund for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries which enables this award and the platform and accelerator to foster innovation and investment in sustainable technologies for the blue economy

About Wsense

Wsense is a deep tech company that brings patented technologies to the market to create underwater wireless network infrastructures and underwater wireless telemetry systems. It is one of the main pioneers of the concept of the Internet of Things for offshore (Internet of Underwater Things - IoUT), for the monitoring and eco-sustainable exploitation of marine environments. It has developed solutions to provide in situ continuous monitoring of marine, lakes and underwater environments. Its systems have been successfully used to digitalize aquaculture (water quality monitoring, wireless structural monitoring, and fish welfare monitoring via its innovative W-Pico product for fish welfare monitoring, a project developed with Leroy Seafood Group).

WSense systems also provide in situ continuous environmental monitoring in several sites (before and during offshore constructions, in marine parks and natural sites, to support authorities in developing sustainable policies).

WSense solutions are also an enabler for creating future networked robotic systems, and future autonomous resident systems to reduce O&M costs in the energy sector, subsea mining and to protect critical infrastructures.

WSense is a member of the GCE Ocean Technology Cluster.

For more information contact:

Prof. Dr. Chiara Petrioli
Founder and CTO, WSense srl
Director, W-Sense AS
Director, WSense Ltd
Mobile: +39 3318610153
WSense Srl web site:


W•SENSE is a deep-tech company, born as a spinoff of Sapienza University in Rome, specialized in underwater monitoring and communication systems, based on patented technologies that have pioneered the Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT).

WSense’s technologies are at the forefront of underwater wireless networking, enabling multi-modal secure wireless communications and networking among submerged and surface sensing and robotic platforms.

BlueInvest is a platform and accelerator to foster innovation and investment in sustainable technologies for the blue economy.

It provides investment readiness support and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups.

BlueInvest is enabled by the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund.