Ocean Innovation Norwegian Catapult Centre

The development of the new catapult centre for the ocean industries is progressing well, and we have exciting news for you!

Published: 3 December 2018
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The Ocean Innovation Norwegian Catapult Centre (OINC) is a national test-, simulation- and visualisation centre ensuring efficient prototype development, and verification of new solutions, for the ocean industries. OINC aims to be a “one-stop shop” where companies can get assistance to realise their solutions. The catapult centre involves interdisciplinary cooperation and uses expertise across professional environments and industries.

The services include:

  • design and concept development
  • additive manufacturing (3D printing) for both metals and composites
  • Recirculation Aquaculture Systems (RAS)
  • digitalisation
  • in situ and laboratory testing

By sharing and utilising existing infrastructure and testing capabilities between different types of users, OINC will provide added value and interaction between all parties. Learn more about the services (PDF in Norwegian).

Project Development

There are dedicated support schemes available for SMEs who want to test and develop their ideas and technologies in a catapult centre. The support is limited to 100.000,- NOK with a requirement of an equal amount in kind contribution. More information can be found on the Norwegian Catapult homepage (in Norwegian).

Contact Us

If you are interested in more information about OINC, or have project ideas you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Inge Ådland
Interim Leader, Ocean Innovation Catapult
Senior Business Developer, Bergen Technology Transfer Office (BTO)
inge.aadland@bergento.com
Phone: +47 93 00 37 30


Norwegian Catapult

Catapult centers make it easy for innovative companies to develop prototypes, test, visualise and simulate, so that ideas develop faster, better and less risky.

The catapult center tailors the service to corporate needs whether it is assistance throughout the innovation process or to a specific, limited challenge.

Contact Information:

Gisle Nondal

R&D Manager
+47 957 71 846
gisle.nondal@gcesubsea.no