June 28, 2019
Wallops Island, Virginia – Sentinel Robotics Solutions (SRS) was named one of the 41 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards and has be granted $25,000 for their Mobile Sentinel Gate – a mobile unmanned automated traffic control sensor and gate system. This award advances economic and technical expansion in Virginia through investing in startup projects in the realm of technology, development, and commercialization.
This grant will help SRS fully commercialize Mobile Sentinel which includes design engineering, purchase of materials, construction, research, and marketing. Positive economic impacts will be brought to the Eastern Shore of Virginia by commercializing Mobile Sentinel through expanding innovation and manufacturing in the area.
The Mobile Sentinel will be a boom for the local Eastern shore economy and the economy of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since Accomack and Northampton counties face economic challenges, the full commercialization of Mobile Sentinel on the Virginia Eastern Shore will have a direct positive impact on the economic metrics for the region. Not only in the direct hiring of the required workforce to manufacture the system, but the secondary impacts to social, educational and the resulting economics that a new industry brings to a region. SRS is one the very few, if not the only, innovation company on the Eastern Shore poised to commercialize a product on a national scale.
Peter Bale, CEO of SRS stated, “We are proud to be a part of the dynamic and growing Eastern Shore. This is the start of a bright future of the implementation of autonomous technology to keep our hard-working men and women safe from harm’s way. This will catapult SRS into planning for production and creating localized high-tech jobs on the Eastern Shore.” As being the only project awarded from the shore, SRS is hoping to be the leader of bringing technology and innovation to the region.
“The Commonwealth will continue to deliver programs that facilitate bringing pioneering technologies and ideas to market and create a culture where entrepreneurs will thrive. I congratulate this year’s award recipients and thank them for helping develop solutions to some of our most pressing challenges in Virginia, across the country, and around the world,” said Gov. Northam in a statement.