Marine Innovation first winner of the “Subsea Upcoming Company of the Year” Award
The Bergen localized company Marine Innovation was yesterday given the ”Subsea Upcoming Company of the Year 2009” award. A clearly satisfied general manager, Geir Lasse Kaldestad, received the prize during the NCE Subsea annual general meeting, being the first winner of the award.
Photo: Trond Olsen – General Manager NCE Subsea, Geir Lasse Kaldestad – General Manager Marin-Innovasjon, Øystein Bredholt – Sparebanken Vest and Arne B. Riple – Chaiman NCE Subsea.
‘The Subsea Upcoming Company of the Year' Award is a co-operation between NCE Subsea, Sparebanken Vest, CONNECT Vest and Underwater Technology Foundation. The objective is to contribute to the development and commercialization of new and growing companies with products, concepts and services within the subsea industry value chain in the Bergen area subsea cluster.
The award consist of the right to use Subsea Upcoming Company of the Year in own marketing, publicity, an artwork, a diploma and NOK 80.000,- to be used for development purposes in the company.
Marine Innovation has been evaluated by the jury for their performance on the following criteria categories:
- CONNECT Springboard ®, Pre-springboard or alternative process
- Technology and services
- Market and competition
- Influence on the society