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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Bergen University College has three faculties that offers a wide range of courses and study programmes, the three faculties are; Education, Engineering and Administration, and Health and Social Sciences. They have approximately 7700 students and offers a broad range of Bachelor and Master Programmes as well as research and knowledge transfer.
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.
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.
Hordaland Fylkeskommune 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.