Time For A Change.

Why The Ocean?

Conventional marine technology is too slow, too expensive and too inflexible to allow real breakthrough in ocean exploration. We need new ideas and real innovation instead of overengineering and minor improvements. We need a Game Changer!

ARGGONAUTS will push the boundaries of today’s marine technology by drastically reducing the time, costs and effort required to carry out deep-sea expeditions.

Beyond Awards

As the only German participant in Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, we create global visibility for marine high tech “Made in Germany” – but our vision is much bigger.

2016
JUN

ARGGONAUTS apply for the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. We become one of the 32 teams which move on.

2016
DEC

Bestselling author Frank Schätzing and Gunnar Brink describe the project in the leading Germam newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

2017
FEB

Fraunhofer Executive Board grants project funding

2017
MAR

ARGGONAUTS are selected among the 20 teams that have qualified for the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE semifinals

2017
APR

Leading German Trade Journal Handelsblatt names ARGGONAUTS one of 25 developments in German laboratories that will change the world.

2017
JUN

New Concept for Autonomous Recovery of Great Diver demonstrated publicly

2017
AUG

Great Diver and Water Strider successfully tested in the Baltic Sea

2017
NOV

General Systems Test in the Atlantic (Northern Spain)

2018
JAN

First Competition Round (Semifinals) Time and Date will be announced

2019
JAN

Further Development and Commercialisation of ARGGONAUTS Technology by Spinn-Off Aronnax maritime Technologies

2019
JUN

Next Challenge: Revisiting the Columbus Route

High Performance Innovation

If you want to change the game, you can not stick to the rules: This is why we have created a completely new approach to agile product development accelerating our processes and enabling radical innovation.

Using this technique of eXtreme Innovation, we designed and built a complete fleet of AUVs and autonomous transportation vehicles in just few months.

Marine High Tech Made In Germany

ARGGONAUTS is a German based, born global Deep Tech project, aiming at changing the game of ocean exploration. Launched as a research project of Fraunhofer IOSB we part of the world-reowned Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. For our mission, we work closely with leading global specialists in industry and science – with these partners, we will make this project a joint success:

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