We are the technology transfer office in Bergen, supporting ten research institutions – including 4 000 researchers and 30 000 students. Our core strength is business development in a broad range of sectors such as oil and gas, aquaculture, marine technologies and medicine. We also provide incubator facilities, and help develop and execute clinical studies.
- BTO has provided me with critical advice to develop my ideas for children in Norway and around the world. They helped me to navigate between obstacles, making it possible to combine clinical work with research.
- BTO has been a valuable partner supporting BerGenBio in establishing a viable business, based on our deep understanding of the biology of aggressive cancers. They are straight forward to deal with and take a pragmatic approach in negotiations.
This fall, Bergen Teknologioverføring (BTO) and Sparebanken Vest have organized the Idea Competition for the sixth time. This year’s winner was Professor Kamal Mustafa and his research team from the University of Bergen. Their contribution aims to help people in need of bone healing, by using 3D printing to recreate damaged bone fragments.
Earlier this year BTO received 6 million NOK in pre-seed funding from Innovation Norway to invest in early phase startups. BTO has now invested 3,5 million NOK into four companies and we have plans for how we will invest the rest of the funding.
Karin Pittman and her company Quantidoc have received the Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award for their method to monitor the slime barrier on fish. BTO has contributed to the establishment and development of Quantidoc.
In November the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is celebrated all over the world, including Bergen. BTO is responsible for hosting the event in Bergen together with other institutions, and this year one of the main goals is to highlight entrepreneurship in big established companies.
In purse seine fishing it is difficult to assess the catch before it is crowded on side of the fishing vessel. Releasing fish after crowding has received increased focus in recent years, as research has shown that crowded fish that are released have a low survival rate.