Lerøy Seafood Group is one of the world’s largest salmon farmers and Norway’s largest distributor of salmon and seafood products. Based in Bergen, the company has a history of more than 100 years within sales and distribution and has been involved in salmon farming since 2003. The company’s consolidated salmon farming operations are in Norway. In addition, the company has a 50/50 joint venture in Scotland handled as an associated company.
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products, and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments, and communities, they help people thrive by applying their insights and nearly 150 years of experience. Over 153,000 employees in 67 countries are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
MOWI is the world’s largest salmon farmer with farming operations in Norway, Scotland, Canada, Chile, the Faroe Islands, and Ireland. The company is a fully integrated company from brood fish to farming, processing/sales, and feed.
Grieg Seafood is a major Norwegian-based salmon farmer with farming operations in Norway, UK and Canada, and a total of 650 employees. Grieg Seafood is headquartered in Bergen and has two farming divisions in Norway: Finnmark and Rogaland. The Canadian operations are located in British Colombia and the UK operations on the Shetland islands. The company owns or rents over 100 licenses for salmon production, and sales are handled by Ocean Quality.
StofnFiskur is a world-leading company in selective breeding and production of Atlantic Salmon eggs. Every week of the year Stofnfiskur can deliver disease free, fast growing, and robust salmon eggs worldwide to the fish farming industry. Since 1989 the company has been improving production traits and survival in every generation through the company’s extensive breeding program. The brood stock is reared indoors in large land-based farms. Sea- and freshwater is pumped up from geothermal- and freshwater boreholes ensuring the best disease-free environment for farmed fish in the world.
SalmoBreed AS is a breeding company that supplies eggs of Atlantic salmon. Customers are mainly salmon farmers in Norway, but roe is also exported to other markets on several continents. An extensive breeding program ensures top quality roe, with high performance on selected properties. In addition to a family breeding program with roots dating back to the 1990s, genomic selection methods are used to ensure maximum breeding progress.
SalmoBreed specialize in selective breeding of Atlantic Salmon, offering optimal adaptation to current and future production trends. The company delivers about 130 million fish eggs to breeders in Norway, Faroe Islands and Scotland every year, and pit tag 80 000 to 100 000 fish each year.
MSD Animal Health is a global research-based company developing, producing and marketing veterinary pharmaceuticals and services. The company offers one of the industry’s most innovative product portfolios extracts from prevention, treatment and control of diseases.
Pharmaq is the world’s leading pharmaceutical company supplying the aquaculture industry. The company provides environmentally sound, safe and efficacious health products to the global aquaculture industry through targeted research and the commitment of decated people. The vaccines are manufactured in a state of the art production facility in Overhalla and Oslo, Norway. Administration, research and development activities are based in Oslo with subsidiaries in Chile, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Turkey, Spain, Panama and Hong Kong.
Kontali Analyse is a worldwide and independent analysis company with fisheries and aquaculture as most important area. In addition to analytics and investigations, Kontali publish a wide range of reports, present its own or contributes to other’s speeches and workshops and accomplish many other jobs within this special field.
DNB ASA is a commercial bank. The Bank's services include retail, commercial, corporate, and investment banking, and life, pension, and non-life insurance. The services are provided to private customers, small businesses, and large companies. DNB offers special services to the shipping industry. The Bank operates through several subsidiaries in Norway and abroad.
Patogen is a biotechnology company that develops and sells gene technology analysis that are used to reduce disease-related loss in the aquaculture industry. Patogen has a strong focus on product development in Fisheries Services, and has both small and large R&D projects in collaboration with customers and key research and competence communities in fish health in Norway and internationally. They are also contributing with data in the AquaCloud project.
Thommessen was founded in 1856, their vision is to be the most trusted legal advisor in the market. With broad expertise they assist clients in all phases: from patents, through negotiations and contracts, to reorganizations or administrative and criminal law. Thommessen has extensive international experience, they are familiar with cultural diversities and standards.
Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent, protect and enhance animal health. With expertise in parasitology, therapeutics, microbiology and vaccines, Elanco Aqua have 12 products marketed in global aquaculture, and have a strong focus on Atlantic salmon and Rainbow trout.
EY, as a multidisciplinary provider of professional services to the seafood industry, possesses in-depth insight into the characteristics of each segment of the value chain. In addition to a global marine team, EY has specialist seafood sector teams located in numerous seafood clusters and marketplaces around the world. EY`s global competence center for the seafood industry is located in Bergen. Furthermore, EY is highly motivated to recognize and support entrepreneurs and help them bring their products and ideas to market through tailored services and programs, such as Entrepreneur of The Year.
The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognized research university. Academic diversity and high quality are fundamental for us. UiB is the most cited university in Norway. There are six faculties at UiB and there are a total of 14,800 students at the university. Around 1,550 of these are international students. We employ 3,600 staff. PhD candidates are paid employees of staff, making the doctoral degree at UiB particularly attractive for rising talent. About one in three graduating doctors are from outside Norway.
Nofima is one of the largest institutes for applied research within the fields of fisheries, aquaculture and food research in Europe. The institution was established in 2008 and has approximately 360 employees. Nofima supplies internationally renowned research and solutions that provide competitive advantages along the complete chain of value. The head office is located in Tromsø, with research activites in Alta, Bergen, Stavanger, Sunndalsøra and Ås.
NHH is one of the leading business schools in Scandinavia. Since the opening in 1936, NHH has been dedicated to preparing highly talented and motivated students for leadership challenges in a changing world. NHH offers study programmes at all levels and is renowned for its high academic standards and contributions to the international research community. NHH is also in charge of the new Executive MBA “Sustainable Innovation in Global Seafood”
The Institute of Marine Research is Norway´s largest centre of marine science with almost 750 employees. Their main task is to provide advice to Norwegian authorities on aquaculture and the ecosystem of the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the North Sea and the Norwegian coastal zone. The Institute of Marine Research aim to be international leaders in marine research and management advice.
The Veterinary Institute is a biomedical research institute and the leading centre of expertise in biosafety for fish and animals. The Institute has 332 employees, of these 133 doctoral and most higher educated. Their main function in readiness and competence to avert health threats to fish, animals and humans. The core activities are research, innovation, monitoring, risk assessment, counselling and mediation as well as diagnostics.
Western Norway University of Applied Science is one of the largtest higher education institutions in Norway with 16 000 students. The institution offers a broad range of academic programmes at Bachelor's, Master's and PhD levels at five campuses in Bergen, Førde, Haugesund, Sogndal and Stord.
SINTEF Ocean conducts research and innovation relating to the ocean space for national and international industry. Our ambition is to continue Norway's leading position in marine engineering and bio marine research. Together with the industry and government, we are developing future-orientated solutions for sustainable utilisation of the ocean. SINTEF Ocean has 340 employees and is headquartered in Trondheim, with departments in Tromsø, Hirtshals, Oslo, Ålesund and Bergen.
NIVA – The Norwegian Institute for Water Research is Norway’s leading institute for basic and applied research on marine and freshwaters. The institute’s research comprises a wide array of environmental, climatic and resource-related fields. NIVA’s world-class expertise is multidisciplinary with a broad scientific scope. NIVA offers market research, advice and guidance in environment and aquaculture, and contributes to innovation, value creation and safe environmental operations for business, government and other clients in Norway and internationally.
BI Norwegian Business School is an independent, not-for-profit foundation whose sole focus is education and research. The students are divided into four campuses; Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger. They have graduated more than 270 000 students since 1983, within business, economics and administration. With their international profile they have student exchange agreements with more than 200 institutes in 45 different countries.
Hordafor AS processes marine by-products collected from breeding and abattoirs market to produce protein supplements and salmon oil. It offers protein supplement, H-Pro that is primarily used as a feeding supplement for pigs, cattle, and furred animals; and salmon oil, H-Oil, which is used in various industries, such as tire, candle, paper chemicals, textile, butter, margarine, and leather. The company also provides standby services to the breeding industry related to the destruction of fish to control fish diseases or other problems, which include the transportation of deceased fish from the site. It serves customers in Norway and Denmark. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Austevoll
Bremnes Seashore is one of the leading suppliers of farmed salmon in Norway. Bremnes Seashore currently has a whole production chain for salmon and is one of the largest private owned fish farms in Norway. The company has fish farms in Hardanger, Sunnhordland and Rogaland, divided into 28 facilities in 9 different municipalities. Bremnes Seashore is the producer of SALMA, Norway’s first brand for fresh fish.
Lingalaks AS is a fish farming company with production sites in Kvam, Kvinnherad and Radøy municipalities. In these areas nature provides us with the ultimate conditions for our fish: Good temperatures, clean, clear water and strong currents. Through generations our founders and employe
AS Bolaks is a company founded and owned by the Holmefjord family. Most of our salmon farming activities are located in the Municipality of Fusa in Hordaland, Norway. Two sites are located in the Municipality of Os. The head office is placed in Eikelandsosen, one hour drive from Bergen. AS Bolaks currently holds twelve licenses for salmon production. Two of these are for brood stocks, and the facilities for roe production are located at Lygrepollen, Fusa.
Eide Fjordbruk AS is a farming company based in Hardangerfjord, Fensfjorden and Osterfjorden (Hordaland, Norway). We produce around 12,000 tonnes of salmon and rainbow trout a year, which hosts worldwide sales. Eide Fjordbruk has been engaged in fish farming for over 45 years. The company has been among the pioneers in the industry and helped shape fish farming to the success we see today.
Sekkingstad AS is a family company with a long history and strong roots within the production, sales and marketing of seafood. Innovation, commitment and competence are key words in Sekkingstad's history, and have made the company a leading supplier of high quality Norwegian salmon and trout. Efficient logistics, quality certification, flexible processing lines and hands-on sales staff ensure that our customers get the products they expect.
Aquafarm Equipment has solved some of the biggest challenges faced by modern aqua-culture industry. We have developed a cost-effective, closed fish cage for post-smolt production that prevents the escape of fish, drastically reduces the risk of salmon louse, and reduces the release of organic nutrients and waste into the surrounding environment.
Hauge Aqua was established in 2012 and presents a new robust technology for industrial fish farming. The aim of the new technology is to enable sustainable growth in the aquaculture industry that may feed millions. The ambition of Hauge Aqua is to offer a trustworthy and competitive alternative to today’s aquaculture farms which are based upon open net pen production.
SeaSmart has developed a drone for continuous measurement of environmental conditions in the cage that is wireless, cost effective and maintenance-free. They provide information on the fish: appetite, stress level and fish welfare. It provides reduced feed, better planning and reduced mortality. SeaSmart will provide continuous water quality information in the cages. Better monitoring will result in reduced mortality, increased production and good documentation.
Anteo AS is a company that develops decision support systems that will contribute to the sustainable development of Norwegian aquaculture industry. They provide solutions for monitoring and reporting activities that may be in violation of the biosecurity principle, while providing solutions for risk mitigation measures, better decision support and communication to breeders and their suppliers. A close cooperation with the industry and leading research environments gives them strength and security.
Scantrol Deep Vision supplies innovative solutions for fish sampling - in the sea, onboard your vessel and in your lab. Deep Vision measures species, size and location of fish in the sea by help of a camera system mounted in the trawl. Sampling can be done without bringing the fish onboard your vessel. The FishMeter electronic fish measuring board ensures accurate and efficient sampling in rough environments onboard your vessel and in your lab.
Fjord Maritime was established in 2016, by persons with more than 30 years of experience from the fish farming industry. Fjord Hybrid is their main product. The solution reduces the running time of the diesel-generators on feeding barges up to 80%.
Optimeering Aqua as builds and deliver advanced optimization and artificial intelligence systems to transform the way their customers make decisions. Optimeering deliver models and systems that support human decision makers to figure out what information is important, how it can impact their operations, and to make effective operational and planning decisions.
MT-AQUA replaces the traditional daily record in fish farming. All registrations can be made electronically by using an application. Real-time qualitative data ensures that the right decision is made more often and faster. Routines can be improved and easily communicated to others.
Aquabyte surpasses modern farm monitoring products with our holistic software platform. The solution offers easy installation, continuous monitoring and multiple applications.
JET Seafood, situated in Bergen, Norway, is developing the «SeafoodPortal» - a digitalised market place for seafood trading and belonging services. They are a seafood tech company with the aim of doing the sales of B2B seafood both more efficient and at a lower cost. They are currently building our product and aim for disruptive solutions that will benefit our customers and bring values to all participants in the distribution chain.
Innovasea Akavakultur has more than 10 years experience with providing cloud based environmental data to the aquaculture industry. Most Farmers know them through the website Realfish, which is the user interface used to provide the data to the customers. Realfish has been built and set up in cooperation with customers, and according to the needs of the industry. Innovasea Akvakultur just changed the name from Nortek Akvakultur after being taken over by the Boston based company Innovasea System Ltd. Innovasea Systems Ltd also own the Canadian company Realtime Aquaculture, which provides a wide range of wireless sensor technology.
VIS is the technology transfer office in Bergen. BTO works to develop innovation and commercialisation of research in the Bergen region. They are the regional centre of expertise for innovation and commercialisation of research results.
Connect Norway is a non-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs succeed. They also help investors to identify the good cases that deserve capital. Furthermore, Connect Norge is a network organization and present in all Norwegian counties. Their aim is to help entrepreneurs who have a business idea that is partially or completely unique, and where the business idea is scalable.
Ocean Industries Accelerator, OIA is a community for companies from the ocean industries, providing 18 offices and an open-space office, surrounded by other entrepreneurs. The ambition with the accelerator is to provide actors from the ocean industries shipping, seafood, oil & gas the possibility to cooperate closer and in a more efficient way. The new accelerator is primarily a place where one can share knowledge and participate in a network that helps produce better products, to get new projects started and to help new ideas to flourish.
Invest in Bergen is the official organization for investments in Greater Bergen. Invest in Bergen gives assistance in finding business opportunities in the region and support international and national companies to settle in Greater Bergen and in Hordaland County. Our service is free of charge.
Through Gode Sirklar AS, Sund, Fjell and Øygarden pave the way for the region to bring research-based knowledge and expertise at the international level to business development, innovation and development of existing enterprises.
GCE Ocean Technology is an industry driven initiative for strengthening and internationalisation of businesses, research and education. The cluster represents the world’s most complete cluster for subsea life-of-field solutions. Their goal is to increase the cluster’s competitiveness and global market share, and take a leading position in sustainable utilisation of ocean resources.
NCE Maritime CleanTech (NCE MCT) represents one of the world’s most complete maritime commercial hubs. Our cluster organisation uses the Norwegian maritime expertise, built up over generations, as a springboard for the development of new energy-efficient and environmental friendly technologies. We focus on establishing sustainable innovation projects with commercial potential, and work together for new clean maritime solutions.
HATCH is the world's first sustainable aquaculture accelerator program seeking to find, develop and scale disruptive aquaculture startups. We believe in a sustainable aquaculture industry capable of meeting global demand.
Katapult Ocean invests in startups with a positive impact on our oceans. Since the establishment in 2018, Katapult Ocean has made 11 investments in exciting ocean tech companies from all over the world. Each of them present a unique take on how to make our oceans great again. By the end of 2019 the number of investments will double.
Centre for Digital Life Norway is a unique transdisciplinary research centre creating the biotechnology for tomorrow. Our aim is to evolve new knowledge and methods to create value and address societal challenges.
Hordaland County Council takes care of tasks that are too large for all municipalities can manage them alone, or issues that cross over municipalities. There are 33 municipalities in Hordaland. They have a number of services to citizens, the leader of teams and organizations or to employees in the municipalities in the county.
Bergen municipality is the second largest municipality in Norway. Bergen has 280 000 inhabitants and is located in Norway´s export region. They are responsible for kindergarten, primary and lower secondary education, social services, municipal roads, water and sewerage, and zoning regulation. Elected councils govern the counties and municipalities.
Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. Innovation Norway supports companies in developing their competitive advantage and to enhance innovation.
Siva is a public enterprise owned by the NOrwegian Ministry of Trade and Fisheries, and facilitates innovation by building, owning and developing infrastructure for indutry, startups and research environments. Siva developes knowledge and startup environments, and connect them to regional, national and international networks.
The Research Council of Norway serves as the chief advisory body for the government authorities on research policy issues, and distributes roughly NOK nine billion to research and innovation activities each year. The Research Council works to promote international cooperation and increase participation in the EU framework programme on research and innovation. The Research Council creates meeting places and provides a platform for dialogue between researchers, users of research and research funders.