Current Projects

Leveraging its history of successful projects with US federal agencies and its Asia-Pacific networks, PICHTR promotes and develops technologies in the region in the following project categories.

Commercialization Assistance

PICHTR's project staff and consultants are experts and practitioners in innovation management, federal accounting and systems requirements, business development, technology investment and development, technology partnering and CRADAs. With expert mentoring, business consulting, and leveraged capital acquisition, we help companies navigate from prototype testing and evaluation to the operational environment for commercial and government markets.  

PICHTR currently leads commercialization assistance programs including those sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (via HREDV), the Office of Naval Research (via HTDV), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (via NDPTC with the University of Hawaii).

Administrative Services and Program Management

PICHTR has successfully provided highly specialized administrative services and program management services for large- to medium-size projects with federal, state, local, and private funding sources and complex administrative requirements including:

Energy Excelerator operates as a program of the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR), dedicated to help solve the world's energy challenges, starting in Hawaii. The program help innovative companies succeed with funding (up to $1M for demonstration projects), strategic relationships, and a vibrant ecosystem. Funding is primarily by the U.S. Department of...   more >>

Established in 2007 under H.R. 1, Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC), at the University of Hawaii, is the only member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) to focus primarily on natural hazards.  Our mission is to leverage our unique geographic and cultural assets to...   more >>

The objectives of the Hawaii – Pacific Islands Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit are to:
• Provide research, technical assistance and education to federal land management, environmental and research agencies and their potential partners;
• Develop a program of research, technical assistance and education that involves the biological, physical, social, and...   more >>