Monterey Bay DART

Parallel Flight Technologies

Parallel Flight Technologies is developing a hybrid-electric heavy-lift drone for natural resource and emergency
management applications and is hiring right here on the Monterey Bay.

Visit Parallel Flight


Farm-ng's mission is to transform the food system by democratizing access
for the smallest farmer to cutting-edge robotics technology.

Visit Farm-ng

Elroy Air

Elroy Air accessed R&D networks and test facilities in collaboration with the Naval Postgraduate School to
validate and build awareness for its groundbreaking autonomous VTOL aerial delivery system, the Chaparral.

Visit Elroy Air

Navalx Central Coast Tech Bridge

Closely aligned with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), the Central Coast Tech Bridge is a nexus for
collaboration with industry, DoD and OGA innovation centers, leading academic institutions, and National Labs.

Connect With Tech Bridge

Airspace Integration (ASI)

Drone innovation hub and business incubator located on the beautiful Monterey Bay Academy campus
providing innovation facilities including co-working space, airspace access and grass landing field.

Connect With ASI

Startup Monterey Bay (SMB) Launchpad

Innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem hosted at the California State University Monterey Bay
including Startup Challenge Pitch Competition, Startup Launchpad Incubator and more.

Connect With SMB

Santa Cruz Works

Community engaged innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem focused on making Santa Cruz County
a great place to start, sustain, and grow businesses.

Connect With SCW

About DART

The Monterey Bay Drone, Automation and Robotics Technology (DART) initiative brings together industry, government, academia and practitioners in these industry clusters and provides a regional coordination and advancement forum.

DART Events

Monterey Bay DART hosts events throughout the year to bring together interested stakeholders for networking, collaboration, and strengthening the regional DART ecosystem. Follow the link below to find our more and register to attend an event.

Feasibility Study

Monterey Bay DART is pleased to release this study and will be continuing to lead and advocate for the realization of this important regional innovation ecosystem asset.


The DART-Joby Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program offers earn and learn, advanced manufacturing opportunities for Salinas and Pajaro Valley residents, and is now accepting pre-registration following the link below.

2023 DART Symposium

2022 DART Symposium

Flying to the Future

DART Partners

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