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Happy New Cluster Year!

Photo by ChatGPT of ocean and fireworks.
Photo by ChatGPT

In this year's first article you'll discover the many ways to actively participate in GCE Ocean Technology as we list several upcoming opportunities for you.

We've compiled a list to help you navigate through some of our services this year.

Showcase your solutions

Share your solutions and innovative ideas on stage at one of our 40+ events. 

Specifically we are seeking presenters at:

  • The Underwater Technology Conference in Bergen in June - see call for papers
  • Ocean Lunch & Learn webinar series - contact our Innovation Consultant Thea Båtevik to learn more

TechnipFMC at UTC 2023. Photo by Christel Mathiesen.

Share your latest news

If you have news or a press release that would be interesting for the offshore industry, please share it with us.

Moreover, profile yourself or co-workers in the Cluster Insight column (exclusively for partners and members).

Do not hesitate to contact our Communication Manager, Kjersti Boge Christensen.

Photo from Wsense.

Fast-tracking ideas to market

Please contact us, if you would like to learn more about opportunities within test infrastructure within the ocean industries.

We have entered into a strategic collaboration agreement, with Sustainable Energy, giving members of GCE Ocean Technology access to extended services.

Moreover, we are also in partnership with Ocean Innovation Catapult Centre who also offer test infrascture to help ideas go faster to marked.

Tore Kallevåg, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Sustainable Energy Norwegian Catapult Centre, sharing insights about the 2.6 MW floating wind turbine, Zeyfyros, is situated 10 km west of Karmøy, not far from Utsira North, and with almost the same wind conditions. This open testing infrastructure is available for all companies to use.

Join our Resource Group for Renewable Energy

The resource group started its work in 2023, providing a platform for input, discussion, and networking for employees from our partners and members on various topics such as:

  • Input and feedback to activities and priorities in the cluster
  • Identification of topics that can provide a basis for project development
  • Input to work programmes and strategies for Horizon Europe and other international funding schemes
  • Input to national strategies, such as Energy21

The work is primarily digital, with the possibility of occasional in-person meetings.

You can register for our resource group here.

Photo: The Resource Group for Renewable Energy visited
Equinors control room for Hywind Tampen in Bergen in 2023.

Take part in our 12-week growth program

We will be kicking off the fall season, with the Ocean Tech Scaling Program. This 5-module learning experience gives you insights from a world-class faculty, seasoned business mentors, investors, and peers.

Participants undergo a comprehensive evaluation of their company, business model, strategy, and growth potential. Last years, participants were Goodtech, CGG, Deep Ocean Havkraft, Korall Engineering, Olvondotech, Scanreach, and Veltech.

Learn more about the 2024 program and application details.

Travel with us to Oceanology

If, you are heading to Oceanology International in London in March, we have something special in store for you.

We're organizing a side-event specifically designed to foster connections between Norwegian businesses and international stakeholders. Moreover, we would like to cater to your needs so, if you are planning to visit Oceanology International in London 12–14 March, please let us know how we can serve you best in this survey.

Mark Your Calendars!

Here are the next four events on our event calendar:

  • Webinar: Ocean Lunch & Learn with Zacco: Learn how to protect your own technology and how to relate to others patent rights, 12 January.
  • HAVlunsj: Exploring offshore wind and autonomous underwater operations with insights from Westcon and Reach Remote, 18 January in Bergen.
  • Financing Your Innovation: A seminar dedicated to unlocking potential funding avenues for innovation projects, 4 January in Bergen:
  • Meeting Forum: An interactive forum for speed meetings between our partners and members, fostering networking and collaboration, 8 February in Bergen.

Go to event calendar

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Your ideas and goals for 2024

Your input is invaluable in shaping our activities and ensuring that our cluster remains relevant for our partners and members.

Feel free to give us your input by reaching out to our team at any time.

Contact Information

Owe Hagesæther

Chief Executive Officer

Owe Hagesæther

Anne-Grethe Solbakk

Chief Financial Officer

Anne-Grethe Solbakk

Bjarte Fagerås

Senior R&D Advisor

Bjarte Fagerås

Jon O. Hellevang

R&D Manager

Jon O. Hellevang

Kai Stoltz

Business Development Manager

Kai Stoltz

Karianne Kojen Andersen

Innovation Manager

Karianne Kojen Andersen

Berit Haver

Event and Office Manager

Berit Haver

Kjersti Boge Christensen

Communication Manager

Kjersti Boge Christensen

Thea Båtevik

Innovation Consultant

Thea Båtevik


As a member of GCE Ocean Technology, you will join a vast network of companies and organizations operating within the ocean industries. Our goal is to foster interaction and innovation among our partners and members.