Marine Tech Startup Innovation Challenge

On 18 April in Bergen (Norway), Katapult Ocean will host the Marine Tech Startup Innovation Challenge together with Extreme Tech Challenge, Innovation Norway, Farvatn and NCE Seafood Innovation.

Extreme Tech Challenge

Silicon Valley is coming to Bergen!

On April 18th from 6 pm – 10 pm Extreme Tech Challenge, Katapult Ocean, Innovation Norway – Silicon Valley office, Farvatn, and NCE Seafood are organizing the Finals of the Marine Tech Startup Innovation Challenge, and great Startups from all around the world are coming to Bergen to pitch their innovative solutions.

After the event, we’re inviting you to enjoy amazing tapas – with a Norwegian twist, and network with these promising Startups, Global Ocean Investors, Leading Ocean Scientists, and the Ocean industry

– this is the place to be!

Cost: NOK 1000


Katapult Ocean and Our Partners

Katapult Ocean was established in 2019 and has invested in over 50 ocean impact tech companies. Investing in ocean-based food, transport, energy, natural assets, infrastructure and New Frontiers, Katapult Ocean drives toward a world where a thriving ocean exists in harmony with economic development. In 2022, Katapult was recognized as an Uplink Top Innovative fund by the World Economic Forum and Katapult Ocean’s Accelerator Program was awarded ‘Best Nordic Program’. Katapult Ocean’s Accelerator Program is also a Global Finalist for World’s Best Accelerator Program.

Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) is the world’s largest ecosystem and competition for purpose-driven technology inspired by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Farvatn is a Norwegian family-owned company seeking profitable impact investments, leaving a positive footprint on the world.

Innovation Norway is a Norwegian government agency that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship for Norwegian businesses through financing and expertise. It also helps foreign companies establish and run their business in Norway. In 2021 Innovation Norway provided a total of $ 1 billion in loans and grants. Over 50% of that was invested in SDG companies.

NCE Seafood Innovation aims to contribute to sustainable seafood growth, by focusing on innovation. The cluster contributes sustainable innovation projects and facilitates interaction across the industry.


Opening 1830

Pitch Session – Fisheries & Aquaculture

Pitch Session – Shipping & Marine Transportation

Pitch Session – Offshore Energy

Deep Tech Investor Roundtable + Remarks from Innovation Norway

Pitch Session – Marine Bioresources

Pitch Session – New Frontiers