Finding Gold in Garbage
With Norway decommissioning many of its oil and gas platforms, it raises a question, “can this decommissioning lead to a new, sustainable and circular industry”? According to some experts, it can.
With Norway decommissioning many of its oil and gas platforms, it raises a question, “can this decommissioning lead to a new, sustainable and circular industry”? According to some experts, it can.
“The NHH Shipping Conference – Leadership 2021” will be held in Bergen on Nov. 1st. This annual event is where business and academia meet to discuss the current state of the shipping industry.
The University of Bergen announced the first call for applications for 18 postdoctoral positions. This will be for its upcoming Shaping European Research Leaders for Marine Sustainability (SEAS) programme.
The ocean industries are vital in Greater Bergen. That is why the city of Bergen hosts the annual Maritime Hybrid, Electric & Hydrogen Fuel Cells Conference.
Future Week 21 opened at Media City Bergen today. This annual tech festival gathers journalists, designers, developers, executives, students, and media and technology enthusiasts.
The city of Bergen was the site of THE OCEAN 2021. This annual conference hosts the leading minds and authorities in the ocean industries under one roof, or multiple roofs since this year’s event was a hybrid of live presentations and interactive live streaming.
Bergen has always been an asset for Norway’s oil and gas operations. But, as more ships, rigs and platforms are decommissioned, their removal and recycling can have harmful consequences. Nordic Circles proposes solving this issue through upcycling instead of recycling.
Invest in Bergen attended THE OCEAN conference. This event brought together renowned leaders, innovators, academics, and entrepreneurs within the ocean industries for two days of presentations and knowledge sharing.
Invest in Bergen was in attendance for the opening of THE OCEAN conference. This event brings together the leading minds and authorities within the ocean industries.
A letter of intent between Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and Corvus Energi AS will ensure co-located test facilities and exchange of expertise within hydrogen technology.
Invest in Bergen will attend THE OCEAN 2021 conference. This annual event, held in Bergen, brings together leading marine research institutions and big-name firms in the ocean industries.
Offshore platforms have been vital extraction tools and symbols of the Norwegian oil and gas industry. Now, as Norway gradually divests from oil and gas extraction, is decommissioning being done in the best possible way?
The Aquafeed Technology Centre (ATC) was officially opened during a live-streamed webinar in Bergen last Wednesday. Commemorated by the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Seafood, Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, this state-of-the-art innovation centre will aid in the research, analysis, process, and product development of fish food and aquafeed.
“Norway has a unique foundation for becoming the world's most attractive data center nation. We have a surplus of renewable energy, low electricity prices, good digital infrastructure and a cool climate,” says Minister of Regional Development and Digitalisation Linda Hofstad Helleland.
It’s common knowledge that the world’s oil and gas reserves are limited and that their excessive use will have a negative environmental impact. Recognising this, Semco Maritime has made its own strides in the global, environment-focused transition known as “the green shift”. With its growing knowledge base and increasing expertise in renewable wind energy, Semco Maritime’s pledge has been to offer value to its customers.
As Norway’s second-largest city, Bergen is a vibrant multicultural metropolitan. While Norway’s school system is excellent, it can naturally prove challenging for students who are new to the country. Helping students with these challenges has thus been one of the driving forces behind the International School of Bergen (ISB).
Norway is a hotbed for innovative start-ups in various fields and industries. Despite the potential for innovation, start-ups are not risk-free endeavours, meaning funding for them is often not easy to come by. Thanks to Dealflow, a Bergen-based firm, Norwegian start-ups and scale-ups can now get their chance.
Invest in Bergen has published a comprehensive digital brochure displaying 17 all-inclusive industrial and commercial parks within Greater Bergen. Situated throughout the region, these industrial and commercial parks offer a wide range of amenities for companies in a variety of industries.
Invest in Bergen is publishing a brand new digital brochure of Greater Bergen’s industrial and commercial areas. This web publication will offer a thorough overview of all the various commercial properties currently available in the region.
This ship is currently installing the new fibre connection NO-UK Com AS, between Norway and the UK. This will open new possibilities for data centres in Greater Bergen and is good news for this business.
Ekstremsportveko, the world’s largest extreme sports festival, has signed a contract with Eurosport to bring the Voss-based extreme sports concept to an international audience.
Fishing has always been a fixed staple of Norway’s economy. With both the global population and demand for fish increasing, sustainable fishing practices have become progressively vital. This demand has fuelled the global aquaculture industry.
Invest in Bergen is set to host a webinar at this year's North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF 2021). This webinar will be part of NASF 2021’s digital conference, which will be the first time this event is being held online.
Invest in Bergen will attend the 16th North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF), which is to be held from June 8th-10th. This year’s event will, for the first time, be held virtually.
A fresh survey from Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry shows significant growth in the Norwegian fintech industry in the period 2015-2020. While the overall growth is positive, the region of Bergen clearly stands out from the rest of the country.
Handling fish in the aquaculture industry often entails large financial losses in the form of damaged and dead fish. Calculations show a total annual turnover loss of around NOK 16 billion in the industry - and handling injuries make up a proportion of this.
Meet fintech guru and futurist Brett King, Harvard professor Dr. Shoshana Zuboff (also known from “The Social dilemma“ on Netflix) and Chief Washington Correspondent at CNN, Jake Tapper at the annual tech conference, mcb tech.
Agenda Vestlandet to assign 9 MNOK in support to Norwegian Cognitive Center. Artificial Intelligence is hitting the businesses with the strength of a gale-force wind from the Atlantic.
The Greater Bergen based pump manufacturer, Framo, has invested to become joint partner with fish farming company Lingalaks in the innovation project involving the Stadion Basin. This is a closed tank, floating production system for salmon, scheduled for completion in 2023.
– To be part of the beginning of what potentially will be a new industry for Norway is quite an opportunity and challenge, says Anette Broch Mathisen Tvedt, CEO and co-founder of Adepth Minerals.
Energy storage pioneer Corvus Energy is set to start development and production of sustainable, large scale maritime-certified hydrogen fuel cell systems. Production will be located in Bergen, Norway with Toyota onboard as key partner and supplier of mass-produced fuel cell technology.
‘We have sites, water and hydropower, the right people with the right competence. We are well prepared to welcome a battery factory to Vestland County’ says County Mayor of Vestland County Council, Jon Askeland.
A Rystad Energy report concludes that Norway is in a unique global position with several competitive advantages related to marine minerals. A new billion-dollar ocean industry is forecasted.
The Vest Ut og Fram (VUF) network is aiming to empower women in the ocean and energy sectors in western Norway. We spoke to some of its newest members.
“Finding out about GCE Ocean Technology has really helped our company, states Bruno Maffei. “This is a really collaborative organization, where people are open to innovation and to what we are trying to achieve.”
The building of a new undersea dark fibre cable between the UK and western Norway, providing a boost for data centres in the Greater Bergen region, has reached a new milestone.
Wind farms at sea will help Europe to wean itself off fossil fuels. Now, companies flock to Norway to test their turbines at the Karmøy test centre.
A new research centre in Bergen will be taking a closer look at ocean microplastics, and the risks they pose to our environment and human health.
Norway, through the Northern Lights Project (consisting of Equinor, Shell and Total), is planning to capture, transport and store large volumes of carbon dioxide (CO2) subsea, under the Norwegian Continental Shelf – here’s what you need to know.
Industrial parks make it easier for companies to share resources. Now, Norway is seizing the opportunities for energy sharing, carbon capture and new enterprises.
These days, many companies are interested in establishing themselves in Norway. It’s not easy to find your way in a new country, so we've made an interactive guide for how to do this.
The whole world is having a hard time coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, people and companies are trying to look for opportunities that will come on the other side of COVID-19.
Construction has started on a new undersea cable that will link the UK and western Norway, providing a boost for data centres in the Greater Bergen region.
One of Norway’s largest industrial parks has launched a new online platform, and is encouraging new companies to join its vibrant business environment.
The world’s largest seafood business conference will be coming to Bergen next month, and of course Invest in Bergen will be attending. We hope to meet you there.
A new report has revealed how the data centre industry could bring billions of kroners, as well as thousands of new jobs, to the Bergen region in future.
Academics in Greater Bergen have launched a new partnership, aimed at helping the world to shift to clean energy sources such as solar and wind.
Det kan bli resultatet hvis ambisjonen om å bygge ut 12 datasentre i Bergensregionen i perioden 2020 til 2035 blir en realitet. I dette ligger det også en forventning om totalt 12 000 sysselsatte i industrien i perioden.
Plans for a new data centre in the Bergen region passed an important milestone recently, as politicians gave their approval to zoning plans for the area.
“This is a big day for us. Norway has ambitions as a data centre nation”, said the Minister of Digitalisation Nicolai Astrup, at the Havfrue fibre launch party in Kristiansand.
Equinor and its British partner SSE have won a contract to develop what they are calling “the world’s largest wind farm” off the UK coast.
Norwegian companies are exploring the multifaceted potential of algae – an easy to grow, incredibly versatile resource – to achieve a circular economy and a sustainable future.
The team at Invest in Bergen celebrated the opening of Corvus Energy’s new high tech factory in Bergen last week, after helping the company to move to Norway.
Norway is planning to build one of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) schemes. When it’s complete, the project will capture and store nearly a million tonnes of CO2 per year.
Earlier this year, a group of marine scientists took over the Lysverket restaurant in Bergen. Working with expert chefs, the scientists from the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) served up a mouth-watering menu of unusual fish and sea creatures.
A new report has estimated that in coming years, western Norway’s shipping industry could be consuming as much as 105,000 tons of liquid hydrogen a year.
In the cities of the future, it will not be possible for everyone to drive their own car. But, according to the City of Bergen, it does not mean that a city centre must be car-free.
The Norwegian offshore industry has given rise to some of the world’s leading maritime clusters. Now many of these are steering towards sustainability.
Greater Bergen’s main utility company has agreed a new deal that will make it easier than ever for data centers to connect to European fibre networks.
Although shipping is the most efficient mode of cargo transport, international shipping emitted 932 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2015. If treated as a country, it would have been the sixth largest emitter, just above Germany.
Plans for a new data centre and sustainable energy network in Bergen took a big step forward this month after the city’s top politicians recommended the scheme for approval.
The global cruise industry is now charting a new course, after the world’s largest cruise lines gathered in Bergen to discuss reducing their carbon emissions.
Seafood start ups in the Bergen region could soon benefit from a match-making service, which will help them to find potential investors.
It’s called the world’s largest seafood business conference, and of course Invest in Bergen will be attending. We hope to meet you there.
A company from Greater Bergen is partner in a project developing a new type of offshore windmill, which combines wind and wave power to generate renewable energy.
Companies from Bergen have worked together to deliver a pair of new, high tech ferries that will operate on London’s River Thames.
Businesses in western Norway recently welcomed the launch of a new clean energy testing centre that will help them to become more competitive.
The transportation sector is in transition all across the world. Norway has already come far in exploring sustainable solutions.
It’s common knowledge that fish is good for you, and that we should include more of it in our diets. However, what you probably didn’t know is the story of how that fish reaches your dinner table.
Canada is looking for the state of the art when it comes to zero emission solutions for ferries. Serge Buy from the Canadian Ferry Association (CFA) found answers in Greater Bergen.
Does Bergen make you happy? If so, you’re not the only one. Dance music star Kygo has just released a new music video that celebrates Bergen and its surroundings.
Until recently, the Trolltunga lookout spot received only a trickle of visitors each year, most of them coming from the surrounding Hardanger region of Norway.
It’s been barely a year since Bergen’s financial technology cluster was established, yet Finance Innovation has just received formal recognition as a Norwegian Centre of Expertise (NCE).
In this article, Reuters are focusing on Norway’s ambitious plans for producing even more fish in the future. Norway has a leading position within salmon-farming, and Greater Bergen is the place to be if you want to be part of the industry.
Bergen’s startup environment will be getting a major boost next year, with the arrival of a business incubator that has already proven its formula for success.
The co-founder of one of Bergen’s newest aquaculture companies has stated that the city’s seafood ecosystem is unique around the world.
Two new catapult centres are being established in the Bergen region, which could bring exciting new possibilities for the area's maritime businesses.
Could carbon from across Europe be stored in old oil wells in the North Sea? Equinor, together with Shell and Total, are currently exploring the possibilities on behalf of the Norwegian government.
Media companies from NCE Media with main office in Bergen, showed off robotic cameras, virtual reality and much more at an event in Amsterdam this week (13-18 September).
Canadian-Norwegian energy storage solutions provider Corvus Energy expands battery production facilities in Vancouver, Canada and announces intentions to build a factory in Bergen, Norway. This is due to high demand for energy storage.
Save the dates June 21 and 22 for mcb tech .18, the first-ever Media City Bergen technology conference! None other than Richard Rumelt, Renowned Strategy Thought Leader, Business Professor and Author, will deliver the conference keynote.
– Børdalen er ett viktig skritt nærmere realisering av et høysikkert datasenter i Hordaland, etter at fylkesmannen har trukket innsigelsene til Kommuneplanens arealdel i Samnanger. Nå skal planene rulles ut så raskt som mulig.
– For us Bergen is the best place to be to develop our digital tools for aquaculture. Here in Bergen, we can easily meet with salmon companies, farms, and various government agencies all in the same place.
In competition with 18 companies at Seafood Innovation Day NASF 2018, the seafood industry's own innovation award went to Scottish Innovation Company Fixed Phage, which develops products that can fight specific bacterial strains.
Det første større internasjonale datasenteret har nå etablert seg i Bergensregionen. Det er de gamle lokalene til Dale fabrikker i Vaksdal kommune som har fått etableringen. Flere er på vei!
11.7 Million Euros is one of the largest amounts to have been awarded to a single project in the EU’s Horizon2020 research program, and the project will revolutionize Norwegian production of zero emission vessels.
Datasenterindustrien er i dag den raskest voksende kraftkrevende industrien på verdensbasis. Norge har mye grønn og billig kraft, dette er attraktivt for datasenteraktører verden over. Nå er GreenByte Data Center Sites etablert.
Hatch is a new exciting company that just has landed in Greater Bergen. They are keen on developing the ecosystem for innovation within the aquaculture industry, and are looking worldwide for companies wanting to scale their business.
About 50 investors and people interested in fibre and data centres were gathered in the Norwegian embassy in London to get to know the Western Norwegian initiative for a new fibre cable to UK.
The data centre industry is growing fast, and it is expected that several new data centres will be established during the next years. Greater Bergen has a huge surplus of hydropower and attractive energy prices. Thursday 18 January we promote our data centre locations in London.
10 start-ups within the seafood sector have qualified to pitch their business ideas and participate in speed-dating with potential financial sources and partners at the Seafood Innovation Day at North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF). The Innovation Award has a value of NOK 250,000.
Datasenterrapporten som Invest in Bergen akkurat har sluppet, konkluderer med at det er grunnlag for å jobbe videre med en felles regionambisjon om å få realisert ett eller flere datasentre i løpet av de første to til tre årene.
Skal bilene bli førerløse, kjøleskap gi beskjed om at vi trenger melk og skal vi utvikle avansert robotteknologi, ja da trenger vi et fiberoptisk nett som fungerer, og lagringsplass for alle dataene.
This can be the future solution for cruise boats at the famous Norwegian fjord. Just now, Wärtsilä and Hardcruise are developing a new concept for environmentally friendly cruise solutions.
The Norwegian maritime cluster has a world-leading position within electrification, implementation of new energy carriers and technology that reduces emissions. These solutions are now exported to the rest of the world.
ACCEL Seafood 2016 was a great succes. The entrepreneurs represent much of the innovative force of the industry. Our goal is to be an important driving force for providing new opportunities for the supply sector in Norway, and we have invited start-ups to join our 2017 ACCEL Seafood.
We are proud to present a brand new brochure about the businesses in our region. Learn more about how to join the pioneers in technology and sustainability.
"A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed to nourish today’s 765 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050" — UN Sustainable Development Goal #2
OPP er en årlig feiring av entreprenørskap, i tett samarbeid med lokale samarbeidspartnere. Dette er en arena for nyskaping, innovasjon initiativ fra mange gode krefter i Bergensregionen. Vi håper at OPP kan være en plattform for nettverksbygging, kompetansedeling og fremsnakking.
IBM has been selected as the lead technology partner for NCE Media. The Norwegian Media Cluster will build their innovation platform on IBM Cloud.
Regjeringen går inn for å bevilge 100 millioner kroner til ny fiber mellom Norge og utlandet. Englandskabelen NO-UK er kommet lengst, og kan stå ferdig i 2019. Invest in Bergen, BKK og Hordaland fylkeskommune har stått sammen om dette prosjektet i vår region.
A world class media lab for cutting edge innovation and research has now been opened in Bergen, Norway. The new lab represents a vital tool for developing a strong, global industry, enhancing innovation and grow future successes.
War against the common challenge, the sea lice, has inspired some of the major players in aquaculture to cooperate. AquaCloud is a digital answer that is expected to create huge business value for the industry.
Financial investor Edvin Austbø via Alden AS and Vanguard Invest AS and Mowinckel Management AS, invests a total of NOK 26 million in Sixty. A Bergen based media tech company.
Skal Bergensregionen og Hordaland henge med i den digitale utviklingen vi alt er langt inne i, har regionen behov for flere og forsterkede digitale motorveier inn og ut av Vestlandsregionen. Invest in Bergen bidrar nå aktivt inn i utviklingen av NO-UK COM AS.
Can sustainable fish farming on shore help feed the world? Several companies are now applying for concession to farm Atlantic salmon in sustainable closed constructions on shore. SeafoodGroup AS is one of them.
We are proud to be living and working in the happiest country in the world. For the first time ever Norway has been ranked as number one country in the world.
The brand new Ocean Industries Accelerator (OIA) is a unique place for start-up companies in the ocean industries to work together and to share competence.
The Brazilian subsea company Easy Subsea has visited Bergen and Odda in the past few days, looking to establishing their company in Greater Bergen. We were glad to welcome them.
The ocean industries are strong in Norway. With its new ocean strategy, the Norwegian Government facilitates more research, innovation and technological development to create new businesses and jobs.
Hvordan kan utbyggere og kommunene få til gode planprosesser for å kunne realisere nye prosjekter? Den nye brosjyren Effektive planprosesser er et bidrag til større forståelse og arbeidsmetodikk.
Greater Bergen offers a variety of commercial areas close to the city. Nordhordland Commercial Park is one of the biggest areas, and includes properties at the seafront and along the northbound main road.
Invest in Bergen har én hovedoppgave: Få flere nasjonale og internasjonale bedrifter til å etablere seg i Bergen og Hordaland. Invest in Bergen skal markedsføre regionen og hjelpe bedrifter til rette i kommunene og bistå dem som ønsker det.
I desember hadde vi besøk av representanter for den svenske delen av et stort internasjonalt selskap som er utstyrsleverandører til sjømatnæringen. De har å fattet beslutning om å etablere seg i vår region.
Invest in Bergen og NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster har hatt besøk av et stort japansk selskap på jakt etter investeringsobjekter. De beskriver selv selskapet som et konglomerat som investere i mange ulike bransjer. Nå står marin næring på dagsorden.
Verden vil ha kråkeboller. Det kan Troms Kråkebolle eksportere fra Norge i stor skala, når planarbeidet som nå settes i gang i Austevoll blir fullført.