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ACCEL Crossover

From the ACCEL Crossover programme Subsea Meets Aquaculture

ACCEL Crossover is a programme that assists companies in developing a viable business plan for entering a new market with help from highly qualified resources. Participants will work with their own project and receive practical training in innovation methods and tools.


The programme will take place in Bergen.

Future programmes will be announced via GCE Ocean Technology newsletters and event calendar.

A Unique Opportunity

The programme will help you develop new products and services in a fast and cost-efficient way. ACCEL Crossover is presented by leading experts with extensive experience when it comes to business and technology development in the subsea industry. They have wide-reaching networks and knowledge in the fields of:

  • Technology and design
  • IPR/patents
  • Economy and financing
  • Markets and internationalisation
  • Customers and investors

Who Should Apply

ACCEL Crossover is designed for companies that have a turnover at present and are interested in developing further through new products, services, business areas or spin-offs targeting new markets. You have a good idea that you need help to structure, clarify and make a separate business plan for.

Some of the challenges we can help you solve include: market/internationalisation, choosing a business model, differentiation, IPR/technology and budgets/financing, including potential government grants.


GCE Ocean Technology partners and members: free
Non-partners and non-members: 15,000 NOK + VAT

Participants cover their own expenses for travel, work hours and accommodation, if needed. Lunch is included.


Companies who wish to participate should prepare a brief application that must be approved before admission. At least two people from each company should take part in the first two sessions (maximum five persons).

All parties involved must sign a declaration of confidentiality. Directly competing solutions cannot participate in the same programme. If there are particular challenges or subjects you wish to receive input on, you should mention this in your application. We will, as far as possible, adapt the content and the experts chosen to each company.

For more Information

Programme Partners

The programme was originally developed by GCE Ocean Technology, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) and Bergen Teknologioverføring (BTO), previously known as Subsea Next Step, and it was carried out for the first time in 2012.

Sponsors and Industry Partners

The programme is normally sponsored by Innovation Norway or Hordaland County Council, collaborating banks and industry partners.

The contributors will vary from year to year.

Contact Information

Kai Stoltz

Business Development Manager

Kai Stoltz