In 2017 Van Dijk Aquatic Technologies was founded by dr.ir. Ronald van Dijk. The company is involved in aquatic-related innovations. One of them is the universal aquatic drone UAD-UNI 1.0 that can be used for underwater exploration, investigation and monitoring. A proof of concept was first shown at the SCTX2017 in London, UK.

The development of the drone is supported by: