Centers of research-based innovation
SLRC - The Sea Lice Research Centre is a Centre for Research-based Innovation appointed by the Research Council Norway. The Centre is hosted by the University of Bergen and started the activity in September 2011. The Sea Lice Research Centre aims at becoming world leading on research on salmon louse and related parasites.
CRISP – CRISP is the Centre of research-based innovation in sustainable fish capture and processing technology. CRISP is a centre of research-based innovation aimed at creating new technology which will contribute to facing the future challenges in fishery and aquaculture and develop a sustainable and viable marine industry.
The Michelsen Centre – The Michelsen centre for industrial measurement Science and Technology (MIMT) is a centre of research-based innovation opened in 2007. MIMT contributes to the development of innovative solutions for the next generation of measurement technology, for the benefit of its partners, and the society in general.
CtrlAQUA – CtrlAQUA is the centre of research-based innovation in controlled-environment aquaculture. The centre aims at providing the basis for development of future closed fish farming concepts. With greater control over the production process, it will be easier to reduce problems in terms of sea lice as well as reduce the production time of farmed salmon.
BioCEED - is a consortium between the Department of Biology at UiB (BIO), Department of Arctic Biology at UNIS (AB), Department of Education at UiB (HERU), and the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), has been awarded status as a Center of Excellence in Biology Education.
CO2BIO, a manufacturing facility that can produce Omega-3 and other high-value plus products from algal biomass, based on pure CO2 from Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM). NorZymeD, a national bioprospecting project mining for enzyme tools that are tailored for the Norwegian biorefining industry.
The Ocean Forest is a partnership between Lerøy Seafood Group and the Bellona foundation, the aim of which is to develop and establish new forms of biomass production (seeweed/mussels) tied to aquaculture. Ocean Forest will address challenges in terms of reducing CO2-emissions, while creating substantial economic values.
TuniChor is developing a sustainable, renewable and environmentally friendly biomass for biofuel production and animal feed. TuniChor develops products from tunicates, the cultivation of which does not compete with food production.
QPharma is a pharmaceutical company producing a new environmental treatment for salmon lice. Controlling for sea lice is one of the most important factors in aquaculture, constant development is necessary to find the best strategy and method in salmon lice treatment.
The National Aquafeed Technology Centre is a new feed manufacturing facility for feed technology & research. The National Aquafeed Technolgy centre aims at meeting the physical and nutritional demands of different aquatic environments.
ASC (aquaculture stewardship council). ASC aims to be the world's leading certification and labelling programme for responsibly farmed seafood. The ASC's primary role is to manage the global standards for responsible aquaculture, which were developed by the WWF Aquaculture Dialogues.
Vossolauget was founded in 2008 with the objective to rescue the unique but endangered local stock of Atlantic salmon in the river Vosso. Combined efforts have enabled Vossolauget to take this project from a bright idea only into a path-breaking reality.
The Hjort Centre for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics - studying the dynamics of the resources in t he natural environment. All projects will be conducted in collaboration with multiple stakeholders with expertise in marine research to ensure the optimal production method, both in regards to costs and quality and development of core and new bioeconomy businesses.
Ocean Innovation - New ocean innovations, by cross over technologies, knowledge and ideas from other ocean industries can generate new business opportunities and increased innovation capabilities in the cluster. Cluster partners are NCE Maritime Clean Tech West, NCE Subsea, Maritime Forum Bergensregionen, Marint Vekst Forum, Design Arena, Uptime Competence.