Watches used by nurses in clinical settings have largely stayed the same since the beginning. They show the time, hang on the gown and that's about it. In a clinical setting, nurses use time to monitor vitals, judge how soon medications work etc. Some opt to use a more modern wristwatch with advanced functions to keep track of time while working. Wristwatches represent a significant risk to hygiene and could potentially be hazardous to patients. I aim to develop a more modern timepiece to hang on a gown with functions relevant to nurses and clinicians.
Half of the children who are admitted to the hospital do not know why they are there. This is part of the reason why Adfectus was founded. The goal is to create a communication tool that can be used in the treatment of children. The children can make avatars that will illustrates their situation, and throughout their hospital stay the goal is to produce their own book that tells their hospital and treatment story. In the long run the entrepreneurs believe that the tool can also be used in child welfare, in substance abuse care, in asylum reception centers, at health stations and elsewhere.
Bergen Carbon Solutions is a Greentech company that produces industrial carbon nanofiber (CNF) through the application of new cutting-edge technology. We use a unique process that utilizes CO2 as the main feedstock into the process – and are thus helping to solve a global environmental challenge.
Dynaspace provides the shrimp industry with key production data. By using computer vision, proprietary machine learning algorithms, and Dynaspace’s multi-spectral satellite image processing capabilities, Dynaspace is able to provide real time global information on shrimp farming through the InsightSPHERE cloud-based platform. InsightSPHERE provides real-time, year-round, global and local scale information; current productivity, pond activity, and production forecasts.
The Future of Fast Food: Faster, healthier & better. From service workers to students, from young parents to senior executives, health-conscious individuals all have the same frustration: When pressed for time, eating healthy is a challenge. Healthy EATS solves this problem. Our unique, healthy fast food concept builds on efficiency, quality and sustainability. Healthy EATS will revolutionize the health food industry by disrupting the way healthy fast food is served and purchased, delivering an all-in-one solution of technology, distribution and sustainability.
Around 600 tonnes of unused and expired medications are disposed of annually in Norway. Half of these are thrown away in Norwegian households and generate significant environmental pollution. Release of drugs in marine ecosystems can change the behavior of fish species and release of antibiotics in the wild can make bacterial strains resistant in the long run. Medretur wants to develop a product that will reduce these problems. The team consists of HVL students Ole Alexander Bakkevik and Lars Birger Bergmål, and UiB student Elisabeth Tran.
Playwell esport is a movement with base at our gaming centers in Bergen, Oslo and Fredrikstad. Using gaming as a tool, we are strongly committed to social inclusion, physical activity and work qualification. We run the leading Norwegian e-sports academy where young people can combine physical exercise with instruction from our world class coach. Recruiting from our academy, we are the proud home of some of the best Norwegian e-sport athletes, and our ambitions are global.
Inclusive communication for everybody, an assistant that everyone can use in order to create a common understanding. In the first step, we will develop a communication app for kindergardens. This app will serve as support for informal communication in situations where parents deliver or pick up their kids, when there is no common language or parents are analphabets.
We believe that all companies should have access to solutions that improve employees' working lives and work-life balance. In a strictly regulated country like Norway, we find that managers struggle to create good work schedules that meet the company's staffing needs, respect the laws and regulations, and make employees satisfied—although there are major rewards for the company if they manage to do so. Consequently, Prefero was made to create work schedules that workers actually want.
We will be the first to conduct intensive farming of Australian red claw in land-based facilities. The species is highly fertile, tolerant of various environmental conditions, with a simple reproductive cycle and fast growth. Biological features ideal for commercial aquaculture. We are combining red claw´s unique features with existing Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) technology, sustainable organic feed and fresh Norwegian water.
ShrimpVision is developing sustainable land-based warmwater shrimp (scampi) aquaculture by combining recirculating aquaculture systems and excess heat from power-intensive industry. In 2020, despite Covid-19 restrictions, ShrimpVision produced their first batch of shrimps at Marineholmen. The start-up is a product of the marine cluster and has received acclaim and financial support from the Norwegian Research Council STUD-ENT programme, VIS, the Savings bank foundation SR-bank Gründerhub, Vestland County’s MobiFORSK, and the Royal Norwegian Society for Development.
SnapMentor is a platform for on-demand study and homework help. Students can easily find relevant articles and FAQs, and they can request help to be immediately matched with a qualified tutor from their educational institution in a chat. Students get an amazing personalized and accessible learning experience, it is easy to set up and organize for the educational institution, and the costs of operating the offering is a fraction of what 1-to-1 tutoring would be. HEI
Sognagrepet make chalk bags from used textiles. The bags are handmade and all of the bags are made by ourselves. Different textiles give different looks, therefore every bag is special and none of them are alike. This make our bags environmentally friendly and sustainable. The textiles we use can be everything from jeans, old t-shirt or granny’s old curtains.
Spello is developing software for learning and dissemination in Augmented- and Virtual Reality (AR/VR). The company is specialized in scenario training based on stereoscopic (3D) 360-video. The team has broad experience with technology development and content production for XR (AR, VR, MR, and 360-video), as well as research and teaching in the same field.
We know there is an enormous demand for relevant experience. Meanwhile, we also know there are numerous companies interested in recruiting skilled students- who for different reasons do not have a system in place for doing so. Our goal is simply to introduce motivated students to companies that typically don’t have tradition for advertising themselves to students at universities. If you are a skilled student motivated to prove yourself in an exciting company, we will work tirelessly to give you that opportunity. We aim to make the whole process swift and transparent- for both parties.
Tastebuds is a social marketplace for local food in Bergen. Tastebuds give producers an online platform to offer their unique products and share their story; about their production, products and its qualities. This content is presented to create a shopping experience based on consumers’ needs, preferences and values. By connecting local producers to consumers and distributing products from farm to table, we make local foods easily available for all.
Trustful Trade has built Truesoil, a land mangement platform in East Africa that connects tenants and landowners, making it easy to manage land, register land rights, and pay rent.
The website is a TripAdvisor for the rental market where you can write reviews on all apartments throughout Norway. In the reviews, you give points on parameters, write text, choose period of living, and attach photos. The parameters range from landlord to room solution. The idea is that future tenants will find out what it is really like to live in an apartment before moving in by reading the reviews from previous tenants. We hope that tenants can avoid unwanted experiences in the rental market.