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What is WAV-C


Washington Autonomous Vehicle Cluster (WAV-C) calls the Kitsap Peninsula, the second-best innovative community in America, home. We are working in a collaborative space with government agencies, academic institutions, corporations, top entrepreneurs and a deep bench of funders to bring about the newest and most advanced innovative solutions in maritime autonomous vehicles. Leveraging a highly trained workforce and democratization of innovative solutions and the optimization of resources' usability to promote a world class economic cluster.

Our ambitions are bolstered by one of the most sophisticated testing environments for Autonomous Vehicles in the Northwest, as well as federal infrastructure, industry and a consortium of educational institutions. Under WAV-C the best and brightest minds in research, applications, testing, and launching will collaborate to make the Pacific Northwest the Premier Destination for autonomous systems.


A program at KEDA that’s funded by a $500,000 grant from the Washington Department of Commerce under its Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program, Seth Abelson joins WAV-C as the Program Manager helming the effort, while Rochelle LeMay is the Business Development Manager focused on growing membership and partnerships. Please inquire to see a list of our Board Members.

Meet the Team
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