Wellseedamm 1-3, 24145 Kiel, Germany
Research and development

R&D Projects


We cooperate with universities and institutes to keep up with the current state of scientific knowledge and research. We do also have an internal development department to be able to offer state-of-the-art technology to our clients.

R&D Projects (alphabetical order)


Providing new technology for Arctic and Antarctic ocean monitoring. Being a small ship the „Dagmar Aaen“ is perfectly suitable for collecting data directly in areas where it was formerly necessary to extrapolate missing scientific data.

Homepage: www.arved-fuchs.de

2014 – 2015

Development of underwater inductive power charging and additional wireless high-speed data connection min. 1MBit with magnetic coupling.
Cooperation between Kiel University of Applied Sciences (FH-Kiel), Kiel University – Faculty of Engineering (CAU Technische Fakultät) and SubCtech.SubCtech is the co-investor of this challenging and innovative project to bring this technology „Made in Germany“ to the market.

More infos: www.fh-kiel.de

2015 – 2017

Leader of Work-packages in the EU FP7  project COMMON SENSE (Cost-effective sensors, interoperable with international existing ocean observing systems, to meet EU policiy requirements.)

Homepage: www.commonsenseproject.eu

2013 – 2017

Industrial R&D Offshore Oil+Gas project founded by BMWi in cooperation with WITTENSTEIN AG, Hochschule Aalen and OneSubsea GmbH.

ISSA: Intelligent Safe Subsea Battery

2016 – 2019

ERA NET MARTEC – OSC – Entwicklung einer Geräteplattform für Segelschiffe, with SailingOne AS, France.
Founded by ERA NET MARTEC, BMWI Germany – Förderkennzeichen 03SX371A

2014 – 2015

MAUS – Devlopment of a Mobile Autonomous Underwater System

R&D project founded by Schleswig-Holstein (EU.SH, WTSH), in cooperation with University of Applied Science Kiel, CAU University Kiel, University Lübeck, EMMA Tech.

2019 – 2022

We have pooled our multiple expertise in a network in order to facilitate an effective and economical work routine, thus operating as a strong partner in underwater technology.

Homepage: www.mini-rov.de

since 2016

Industrial R&D project founded by BMBF Germany, KMU-NetC. Project management by Fraunhofer IGD, Rostock.

Development of an innovative scalable Li-Ion battery system for eROV and hybrid vehicles, with flexible configuration of power and voltage.


NAUTILOS – New Approach to Underwater Technologies for Innovative, Low-cost Ocean observation – is an H2020 project funded under the Future of Seas and Oceans Flagship Initiative. SubCtech will develop a submersible micro plastic sampler and its power supplies.


Industrial R&D project founded by BMWi/ZIM Germany  out of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The project „NikoDe“ is the development of an innovative measurement and control module for fully automatic control of denitrification in aquaculture recirculating systems.

More infos: http://www.ttz-bremerhaven.de/

2015 – 2017

Industrial R&D project founded by BMWi Germany, ZIM. Project management by Hochschule, Aalen.

SAMBA: Smart Available Maritime Battery. Development of an innovative subsea Li-Ion battery system for high-power, high-energy applications with lifetime up to 25 years.


Project leader of the EU FP7 project TRACT (In-pipe flexible robot for water pipes inspection)

2013 – 2015

Industrial R&D project founded by WTSH Germany out of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Water Quality Monitor)

2012 – 2014