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OutsideInnovation was founded by an aerospace engineer. We have thousands of hours of experience in  propulsion engineering and the commercial satellite industry. 


Expedition Blue Hole Belize 2018

OutsideInnovation provided deep-sea submersible piloting and engineering services to this multimillion-dollar expedition to the bottom of the Great Blue Hole in Belize.

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Levo Oil Infusion Fractional CTO Services

OutsideInnovation provides fractional CTO services to small companies like LEVO Oil Infusion Inc providing  technical, manufacturing, and general strategic management services.

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In-ear Monitor Development and Manufacturing Design

OutsideInnovation was the lead engineering team involved in developing a high definition in-ear monitor. We provided both design, testing, and management services.

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Prototype Autopilot System for Idabel MUV

OutsideInnovation designed and installed an autopilot system for the Roatan Institute of Deepsea Exploration on their flagship submersible MUV, Idabel.

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Auto-Release Snowboard Binding Design

We designed a hydraulic actuator with an integrated hydraulic timer to sense when the rider was upside down and release the equipment at the appropriate time.

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WHOI Alvin and Jason Deep Sea Engineering

Since 2019, OutsideInnovation has provided deep-sea MUV and ROV engineering and operations services to these world class programs run by WHOI and the NDSF.

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Miniature RF Ion Thruster at Penn State University

OutsideInnovation developed the smallest functional RF ion thruster (1 cm in diameter) in the world and had a paper published at the 2005 IEPC and 2009 IEPC.


Roatan Institute of Deepsea Exploration

OutsideInnovation worked with R.I.D.E. from 2010-2018 and since then has completed thousands of hours of work on numerous deep submergence vehicle projects.

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Aktiv Pharma Autoinjector R&D Services

OutsideInnovation provided R&D services for the ARAI Autoinjector program at Aktiv pharma. Tasks included mechanical design and feasibility studies.

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OrthoFi Machine Learning Evaluation of Insurance Data

OrthoFi Inc. sought to improve efficiency in their insurance eligibility check process. OutsideInnovation analyzed and proposed data-driven solutions to the problem.

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Boa Technology Product Development

Boa Technology sought to create a silent, reliable version of its flagship reel-based closure system that preserved its traditional form factor and brand.


Deep Sea Fish Collection System

OutsideInnovation designed a system for catching new species of fish using a deep-sea submersible at depths of 700 m allowing for advancements in fish taxonomy projects.

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Airion Dynamics Drone Design and Plasma Actuator

OutsideInnovation is one of the original members of the Airion Dynamics team and plays a key R&D role in plasma physics, mechanical design, and analysis.

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Novel Submersible Viewport Research and Publication

A 5-year study to investigate the use for a honeycomb structure in deep-sea submersible window seats as a means to maintain stiffness and decrease window weight.

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Piezo Strain Sensor for In-situ Testing Downhill Skiers

We developed a data acquisition system with the aim of determining the maximum strain and loading rate in the cable-based closure system for an alpine ski boot.

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