Stories

Here are some of the many innovation and entrepreneurship stories from HVL, NHH and UiB.

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HVL

A modern timepiece for nurses

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.

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Founders:
Eirik Moe Gundersen
HVL

Bergen Carbon Solutions

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.

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Founders:
Jan B. Sagmo, Finn Blydt-Svendsen
UiB

Dynaspace

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.

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Founders:
Mats Heigre, Hogne Andersen
NHH
UiB

Healthy EATS

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.

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Founders:
Vilde Regine Tellnes, Arve Førland Eide, Kimiya Oshikoji
HVL

Playwell

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.

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Founders:
Constandino Leiva, Sjur Hovi
HVL

PratSammen

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.

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Founders:
Maren Træet, Veronika Gjermo
NHH

Prefero

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.

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Founders:
Christian Braathen
UiB
NHH

Pure Lobster

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.

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Founders:
Aslak Heining, Filip Hellmann, Jacob Hansson Bull, Sandra Østvik Løfsnæs, Nikolai Eide
UiB

Shrimp Vision

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.

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Founders:
Tarald Kleppa Øvrebø, Sjur Øyen
NHH

Snapmentor

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

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Founders:
Jens Aarre Seip
HVL

Sognagrepet

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.

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Founders:
Henning Mortensen
UiB

Spello

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.

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Founders:
Audun Klyve Gulbrandsen, Joakim Vindenes, Trym Røed Arvesen
NHH

Studentrekruttering

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.

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Founders:
Fredrik Olafsen, Per Kyllingstad, Mattias Nordahl
NHH

Tastebuds

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.

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Founders:
Morten Hønsi Følling, Alexander Muri
NHH
UiB

Trustful Trade

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.

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Founders:
Benjamin Bjorvatn Øien
NHH

revju.no

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.

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Founders:
Fabian A Johannessen, Simen Osland Romstad