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New marine research and innovation centre in Kristineberg, Sweden

2018.05.30

New marine research and innovation centre in Kristineberg, Sweden

A new national and International arena for marine research and innovation was launched at Kristineberg on 25 May 2018.  This represents a significant development by major national stakeholders to create a unique research and innovation environment for blue growth to be called the Kristineberg Marine Research and Innovation Centre.

“We are moving ahead now to create a hub for marine research and innovation. There is huge potential in developing sustainable marine industries in Sweden but in order to be successful, marine research must be linked to trade and industry and the innovation system,” says Lena Gipperth who is chair of the group that is coordinating the Kristineberg Marine Research and Innovation Centre.

Kristineberg’s marine research station was established in 1877 in the county of Bohuslän, Sweden and is one of the oldest marine stations in the world for research and education. Since 2008, it has been managed by the University of Gothenburg. To further develop its activities and take on the challenges of the future, five strong research stakeholders: University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. Together with support from Lysekil municipality, these major actors in marine research have created a genuinely interdisciplinary marine research and innovation centre.

KMRIC is an umbrella under which private companies and others can test equipment, carry out aquaculture projects, test wind and wave energy and produce food. It is providing a unique cross-disciplinary environment for the coupling between academia and the private sector. It is a centre for “incubators" for small business and ideas about blue growth. As the project grows, ASSEMBLE Plus will have access to good intellectual capacity in this field with support from the region. In short it acts as a “boiler house” and incubator for new ideas across all disciplines.

For more information or if you are interested in collaborating with the centre, please contact Lena Gipperth, University of Gothenburg (lena.gipperth@gu.se).

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