Posted on LinkedIn 18/12/2017 by WTOIP ( 

"Mr Richard Stevens from Deep Sea Recovery Ltd. came all the way from UK to Guangzhou to participate in the IPIEC Global 2017 Semi-final.

He is enthusiastic about China market exploration and would love to work with partners here to promote his company's subsea handling 'forklifts'.

He also got inspired by WTOIP's training through understanding Chinese investors better and the current IP protection status in China."

China British Business Council SME Forum, Bristol, 26th September 2017, Smarter Subsea Handling invited to present to IPIEC UK regional competition

Smarter Subsea Handling entered the UK round of the 2017 Intellectual Property Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest which is sponsored by WTOIP from Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, in China. It's objective is to attract leading technological innovation to the Chinese market place and prospective investors and partners.


After being shortlisted from many applicants, Richard Stevens, CEO, was invited to present the company's technology and service offering to the Chinese offshore energy sector to a panel of UK and Chinese investors and entrepreneurism experts in competition against 9 other shortlisted entries, representing various technologies such as IT, health and advanced engineering.


We were delighted to learn that, after the judges had deliberated,  we secured 3rd place and the right to advance to the semi-final contest against regional winners from Israel, USA, Germany, Korea, Australia and Russia, along with a package of professional support tailored for entering the Chinese market.


Having secured the grant of our Chinese patent, the company is well placed to develop its ambitions in China.

Cryogenic Cluster Day 25 September 2013 Founder, Phil Pritchard, invited to speak at the British Cyrogenic Council's Cluster Day event at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell

The British Cryogenics Council held their 4th Cryogenics Cluster Day at the Science & Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.


Smarter Subsea Handling were invited to join the international audience of scientists, engineers, students, suppliers and customers from the cryogenic community to share their story about the novel application of liquid nitrogen in a subsea application.


Phil Pritchard, Smarter Subsea Handling founder and Director, shared his story from the time he spotted the opportunity, the challenge in finding a solution that no-one else had invented, proceeding to protecting the invention and then securing industry and government backing to bring his invention to fruition. 


The fundamentals of SSH's globally patented controllable buoyancy system were explained, noting several of the challenges that had to be addressed in the course of the system's development. This was illustrated with SSH's animation showing the deployment of a unitary buoyancy module employed as a subsea 'forklift' device for lifting and moving objects around the seabed.