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 that 100 years within sales and distribution and has been involved in salmon farming since 2003. The company’s consolidated salmon farming operations are located in Norway. In addition, the company has a 50/50 joint venture in Scotland handled as an associated company.
EWOS 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.
Salmon Group is a network based in Bergen of 46 local fish farmers. Salmon Group disposes 115 licenses for salmon and trout along the Norwegian coast, and produces about 50 million smolts each year. Together Salmon Group negotiates on feed, vaccines, insurance and other common solutions which each of the 46 shareholders can benefit from through economies of scale and individual adaptability. In their negotiations they focus on predictable access to functionality, and to maintain “Salmon Group quality” of the produced fish.
Marine Harvest Group 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 broodstock 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 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.
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”
NIFES conducts research on fish nutrition, seafood and the effects of fish and seafood consumption on our health. They advice the authorities, business and industry, and the government administration to support them in their work on ensuring safe and healthy seafood. NIFES has 138 employees within various departments located at Nordnes in Bergen.
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.
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.
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.
Uni Research brings out research and development in the fields of biotechnology, health, environment, climate, energy and social science. The company is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research institute with 440 highly-qualified employees and 600 research projects. The University of Bergen is the main shareholder with 85 percent of the shares.
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.
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.
Christian Michelsen Research (CMR) is a technology research institute focusing on industry-oriented research and innovation. The roots of their technological expertise can be traced back to 1930. The results of their research have given groundbreaking solutions, from space to the ocean floor. CMR is dedicated to perform R&D of complete measurement systems for the marine environment. From sensor to decision support. CMR also offer services, including reviews, testing, data collection, modelling and simulation, image, and video analysis.
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.
TIALTA AS was established in 2016 by Jørn-Roar Pedersen who has more than 15 years of experience in the aquaculture industry. The business idea was to develop modern sensor products that communicates with a comprehensive, dynamic real-time monitoring platform. This will help the aquaculture industry to streamline its operations with simple and reliable monitoring, as well as provide opportunities for automation of their work processes.
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.
RK Tech was established in 2017 by Vidar Rabben, who has more than 30 years of experience from the fish farming industry. RK Tech is producing sensor technology for environmental monitoring.
Normong has a user-friendly web based analysis model for measuring water quality, stress level and density in fish farming. The model provides documentation so that the customer knows if the operation is satisfactory.
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.
FishGLOBE has developed, built and tested its patented solution for closed farming. The company is located in Forsand and was established in 2013, but the development of closed farming technology has roots back to the late 80's. Their vision is to develop new cost-effective solutions that allow the aquaculture industry to grow. FishGLOBE is a technology designed to provide gentle and environmentally friendly freshwater treatment of salmon lice and parasites without the use of therapeutics.
Ecomerden started in 2010 to develop a closed cage system for production of post smolt. The idea was to avoid salmon lice attack on the smolts during the first stage in seawater. By producing a bigger and stronger smolt that are more resistant against disease, Ecomerden was invented. Ecomerden is patented and certificated according to NS9415.
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.
Bergen Teknologioverføring AS (BTO) 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.
Nyskapingsparken is the only incubator in Bergen, owned by Bergen Teknologioverføring (BTO). Their goal is to provide companies to a faster and safer way from creation to growth. The target group is newly established business ideas with high growth potential and a degree of innovation.
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.
The EAT Foundation builds on the work of the EAT Initiative, created by the Stordalen Foundation and Stockholm Resilience Centre in 2013. The EAT foundation’s ambition is to reform the global food system and enable us to feed a growing global population with healthy food from a healthy planet.
The Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Innovations (CSAI) is a consolidation of research groups at Uni Research Environment and Department of Biology at the University of Bergen. CSAI is a consolidation of the resarch groups Integrative Fish Biology (IFB), Molecular Ecology (MERG) and Marine Developmenttal Biology (MDB). Together they have established strong competence in many aspects of biology and aquaculture research.
CtrlAQUA is a centre for research-based innovation (SFI) that will work on closed-containment systems. The main goal is to develop technological and biological innovations that will make closed systems a reliable and economically viable technology.
Sea Lice Research Centre (SLRC) 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. The nature of the centre will facilitate development of new methods for lice control and shorten the time from basic research to new products and tools for parasite control in the aquaculture sector to achieve a true integrated pest management in the future.
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.
bioCEED develops biology educations that fill future needs in science and society. bioCEED achieve this by connecting scientific knowledge, practical skills and societal applications throughout education, and by bringing the strengths of the research culture into the educational practice. bioCEED is a collaboration between biology programs at UIB (run by the Department of Biology, with contributions from many collaborators at UIB and externally) and UNIS (Arctic Biology).
Gode sirklar AS provide the region with research-based knowledge and expertise at international level. This happens mainly through three focus areas: Industry development, education and local development. The various municipalities at Sotra (Sund, Fjell and Øygarden) owns and sets the framework, while SINTEF is responsible for the development and operation of the company. The most important task of the company is to connect education and research institutions to regional industry and community life.
NCE Maritime CleanTech represents one of the world's most complete maritime commercial hubs. By using the Norwegian maritime expertise, built up over generations, as a springboard for the development of new energy-efficient and environmental friendly technologies.
GCE Subsea 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.
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.