We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to our
Event Sponsor SINTEF
SINTEF is one of the largest independent non-profit research institutes in Europe with over 2200 employees and an annual turnover of 320 M €. While industry-driven applied research is the core of SINTEF's activity, the institute coordinates and participates in numerous research-driven projects and academic collaborations nationally, and internationally through EU-programs (H2020, ERA, etc). Furthermore, SINTEF is highly active in translating research to commercial applications through licensing of in-house developed technologies and establishment of spin-off companies.
SINTEF Industry, Department of Biotechnology and Nanomedicine is a department of 100 researchers and technical staff and currently participates in over one hundred research projects covering nearly all fields of biotechnology. Marine biotechnology and biopolymers are core areas of expertise and strategic relevance, and SINTEF has over 20 years' experience working with seaweed-derived innovations.
SINTEF Ocean conducts research and innovation related to ocean space for national and international industries. Our ambition is to continue Norway's leading position in marine technology and biomarine research. Many of the challenges of modern society can be solved through sustainable use of the ocean. Transport, food and energy production represent the backbone of ocean-based industries, and are also core areas for SINTEF Ocean. In addition, we focus on environmental technology, with one of the world’s leading professional environments in marine environmental technology. Through cooperation in the SINTEF group, we are also able to integrate our own expertise with expert technological knowledge from other industry sectors. SINTEF has a long tradition for being a knowledge supplier and a good partner for Norwegian companies. We will continue to be so in the future, and through SINTEF Ocean we have established a centre of gravity for marine and maritime research, both in Norway and internationally.
Metal Production is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) strong in designing, modeling, and producing non-standard upstream, midstream, downstream equipment for aquafarming, marine, and offshore industries.
Metal Production is a coordinator of the Rocket cluster and has a network of 100+ subcontractors in the Baltic Region. We aim to gather key engineering companies and investors (owners-partners) to help startups with our expertise in global challenges facing the blue industry in recruiting water and oceans.
Murre Technologies has been supplying the EasyFarm system with which mussel seed cultivation is possible, for almost 20 years. Seaweed cultivation and processing is their next development. We are building a harvester that harvests the seaweed from the cultivation nets in the sea. Sowing seaweed is also part of the EasyFarm concept, which is why we supply the complete system for harvesting and sowing the seaweed. We have also developed a seaweed bubble washer to sort the sand and undersized waste such as crustaceans from the product during the washing process. The system is equipped with separation rollers for this, the washing water is continuously filtered through a separator drum. To reduce the iodine content, we use a blanching/cooling system.
In short, we are your partner in seaweed harvesting and processing.