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.

Drone, automation and robotics technology (DART) have changed our approach to workplace safety, conservation, and production. From increasing productivity to protecting the environment, they are tools to help solve complex problems. This technology also provides inspiration for young minds considering entering Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math (STEAM) pathways.

DART-related innovations are driving change across a wide range of domains including agriculture, national defense, mobility, infrastructure, natural resources, marine, climate and many others. The Monterey Bay region is ideally positioned to become a hotbed of R&D, innovation and deployment of these tools.

We founded DART to mobilize innovation, education, and economic development in the Monterey Bay Region. By connecting academic, industry and government partners, we aim to inspire young minds, increase employment and boost regional vitality.


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Download the Feasibility Study

Download 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.


Santa Cruz Launchpad 2024

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Startup Challenge Monterey Bay 2024 Finale

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