Cluster Members & Partners

Of our 26 members, about half are new or established companies in the biotech, biomarine, fishery, and aquaculture arenas. Others are R&D players, service providers and actors for the stimulation of innovation. Our members enjoy courses and workshops designed for further education, network activities to connect people, business development services, help for startups, and international branding and promotion.


ArcticZymes Technology

Contact: Jethro Holter

Develops, manufactures and markets novel molecular enzymes for use in research, molecular diagnostics and applied markets. 


Contact: Trond Solstrand

Produces food supplements completely free of artificial additives.

Biotec Betaglucans

Contact: Børge Sørvoll

Develops and manufactures immune modulating compounds for the human health sectors. 


An innovation company with the objective of commercializing business ideas from research activities and new technologies.

Bryn Aarflot

Intellectual property consultants with full range of IP services at all levels

Brødrene Karlsen

Contact: Randi Karlsen

A seafood corporation supplying high quality seafood from the Arctic, offering both farmed and wild fish.


Contact: Jan Erik Olsen

Offers superior, all-natural Arctic Marine Bioactives derived from the marine crustacean Calanus finmarchicus, providing health benefits to people and animals all over the world. 


A manufacturer and a provider of high quality biopolymers chitin and chitosan, derived from the raw material Pandalus Borealis caught in the Arctic part of the North Atlantic.


Contact: Natalia Dahl

The largest laboratory in Norway, leading the industry in the chemical, microbiological and sensory analysis of the environment, food, feed and agriculture. 


A Centre for Biosafety with a focus on the safe use of biotechnology.


A seaweed company based in Hammerfest.  Extracting valuable molecules from arctic sustainably harvested wild seaweeds, like Ascophyllum nodosum.

Tromsø Chamber of Commerce

Contact: Trude Nilsen

 The fourth largest business association in Norway with approximately 650 members, from all sectors. 


An industrial R&D program for marine biotechnology in Northern Norway with a focus on increasing value in the fishery, aquaculture, and biotechnological industries.


Marbank is a national marine biobank with a mission to provide academia and industry with easy access to marine biodiversity, its associated data and extractable products. 


A marine biotechnology company with a focus on the development and commercialization of novel bioactive peptides from sustainable marine sources of the Arctic Ocean for human health and food ingredients. 


One of the largest institutes for applied research within the fields of fisheries, aquaculture and food research in Europe. 

Nordic Pharma Inc

Develops and produces novel ingredients based on bioactive compounds from the Arctic with a focus on marine lipids, and applies to cGMP API.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

The world’s northernmost university, located in Tromsø, Norway.

Trofi - Tromsø Fiskeindustri

Core activities are the production of marine phospholipids and starter feed for marine larval and juvenile fish as well as handling of marine raw materials and process development.


Contact: Erling Sandsdalen

NORCE delivers research and innovation in energy, health care, climate, the environment, society and technology.


Contact: Børge Robertsen

A nutraceutical company with a patented Norwegian omega-3 product for health called Olivita, a unique combination of seal oil and extra virgin olive oil. 


Contact: Stein Lian

Lyfstone is a med-tech company developing informative and functional biomarkers for the orthopaedic market.


Contact: Vegard Tennes

​Sells microbiological and chemical analyses of food, water, sewage, hygiene, and environment with a wide range of accredited and unaccredited analyses.

Vesterålen Havbruk

Myre Havbruk is engaged in farming and catch-based aquaculture of Atlantic cod, with focus on high quality of the raw materials.


Contact: Jessica Green

BioCat is a national research school for PhD students working under the broad definition of biocatalysis


Contact: Håkon Volden

Aarja Health® pure, safe, and highly bioavailable vitamins and supplements combined with Nordic superfoods. All products are designed to boost your health naturally without any unnecessary additives – manufactured with love in our own certified factory in Finland.

Independent research institute in the NIVA-group that provide basic and applied research, experimental research facilities, and accredited laboratory analyses within the fields of aquatic environment, aquaculture, and maritime industries.

Contact: Petter Johansen

We are a biotech company working with machine learning based analysis of water samples, especially looking at bacterial cultures in land-based aquaculture farms with RAS. 


Troms and Finnmark County Council

The County Council is financially supporting Biotech North’s current innovation project.

Responsible for certain cross-municipal tasks and initiates and coordinates regional political and administrative activities. 

Innovation Norway

Innovation Norway is financially supporting Biotech North’s current innovation project.

The Norwegian Government’s most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. 

The Research Council of Norway

The Research Council is actively supporting Biotech North’s current innovation project

A governmental funding instrument seeking to add value to the research system by facilitating research that actors in the system could not successfully achieve working on their own. 

Norwegian Innovation Clusters

A governmental cluster program aiming to trigger and enhance collaborative development activities in clusters in order to increase cluster dynamics and attractiveness while boosting the individual company’s innovativeness and competitiveness.


A public enterprise owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fisheries that is a part of the public funding agencies for innovation, working closely with Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Research Council and the Norwegian Patent Office.

Tromsø Municipality

Formed by the majority in the city council and has the overall responsibility for the everyday work within the municipality.