The necessity for hydrographic innovations is at its peak in the world as we accelerate the use of renewables in offshore environments and take careful steps to ensuring a well-defined Human-Ocean-Balance (HOB). As student founders, we ask the question of how the work we do in university in researching the use of clean Hydrogen fuel in AUVs (autonomous underwater vehicles) is reducing the cost that you and the environment have to pay in order to get high-quality and reliable ocean data. The future of hydrography that we are building with our start-up InX Tech, zeros in on long-endurance robotics in remote operations,
making them as accessible as possible and our commitment to championing sustainable practices with them. Hence, in our presentation we will showcase our innovations so far, our plans for the next year of early-stage start-up building and delve deeper into progress we’ve made. This includes building our prototype vehicle with our own buoyancy engine, cultivating a diverse and experienced team, and our exciting, upcoming pilot tests to demonstrate what challenges we’ve overcome in the process of testing previous iterations.


Aryan Shah

I am a third-year undergraduate at Imperial College London studying MSci Earth and Planetary Sciences. I have a particular interest in seismology, marine geophysics, and data collection at sea. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of InX Tech. My role involves company organisation, day-to-day running, customer acquisition, business development, sensor integration and vehicle design.

Andrew Boyd

I am a third-year undergraduate at Imperial College London studying MSci Earth and Planetary Sciences with an interest in mechanical subsystems and marine data acquisition. I am the co-founder and COO of InX Tech, and I am responsible for customer acquisition, vehicle design, sensor integration, operations, business development and subsystem integration.

InX Tech is an early-stage start-up exploring the use of Hydrogen fuel in AUV’s to make long- endurance robotics accessible to all. We want to combine the high energy capacity of fuel cells with the long-range capability of buoyancy engines to bring the highest level of autonomy to ocean surveys without an environmental impact and significant costs.

More information on our team, mission and advisors can be found at