SummitET Joins St. Pete Innovation District Maritime and Defense Technology Hub
Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®) joins other prominent St. Pete companies, and state and federal agencies as a tenant of the Maritime and Defense Technology Hub (Hub) a collaborative innovation incubator. The Hub, located in the St. Pete Innovation District, brings together the triple helix of innovation under one roof: industry, government, and academia. Taking advantage of increased funding for maritime and technology solutions by the State and Federal governments, the Hub leverages the unique attributes of the building such as a workspace with port access, rooms designed for secure communications, and wet/chemical laboratories.
“The Innovation District’s mission is to develop St. Petersburg into an environment that fosters job growth, economic development, and learning and inspiration by bringing innovative people and organizations together,” said Alison Barlow, Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Innovation District.
Bringing to the Hub the diverse experience and expertise of associates with backgrounds in threat response operations and risk mitigation, SummitET experts include former employees of the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Intelligence Community, state/local law enforcement, and maritime.
“We are proud to be part of the Innovation District’s historic Hub,” said John Duda, SummitET CEO. “We look forward to collaborating with other Hub tenants in the pursuit of joint funding opportunities and community engagement.”
SummitET is committed to partnering locally on issues of cybersecurity and maritime security, offering all-hazards preparedness solutions including cybersecurity penetration testing, continuity of operations, development of vessel security plans, processes and procedures for cargo security and mail screening, threat awareness training, facility vulnerability assessments, counterterrorism and CWMD, crisis and risk communications, exercises, and more.