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“The Ocean Opportunity Lab – Mapping and connecting the world of ocean & energy startups”
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm
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Birgit is the Founder & CEO of The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL). She’s a self-made entrepreneur who has worked to push sustainability, entrepreneurship, next generation & diversity across the maritime industry for almost 15 years. She is one of the most visible young female leaders within the global maritime industry, and the first leader fronting MeToo in global shipping. She started her first company at 28, and became the first female Director of a global leading shipping expo at the age of 32. In 2020, Birgit was named a Top100 global maritime female profile, chaired NASDAQ ESG Summit, UN Environmental Assembly #ActForNature, and spoke at the official IMO World Maritime Day global panel.
ECOsubsea was established by the Norwegian brothers Tor M. Østervold and Klaus Østervold in 2008. Their vision was from the very beginning to address the problem of biofouling and to safely transform a pressing environmental problem into a business profit for shipowners and ports, by making shipping greener. Tor is a winner of the Orcelle Award.
With head-office based in Austevoll, they have been operating in the Port of Southampton since 2014, and in 2018 their international Centre of excellence was opened. For over a decade, they have fine-tuned their innovative and advanced technology for preventing the spread of invasive species, reduction of fuel consumption, and they have earned licenses for operating in ports with strong environmental benchmarks.
CCO & Legal Counsel of Beyonder. Board member of Norwegian Solar. Executive MBA and lawyer with more than 20 years experience form the oil and gas industry. Kristin loves sports and new challenges and is thrilled to have moved from big oil to a high-tech start-up company with green ambitions and appetite for growth.
Beyonder designs and manufactures safer battery solutions based on Norwegian sawdust, with high power, fast charging and a long lifetime. Produced with clean energy and energy-efficient methods, our batteries have the smallest environmental footprint possible. Beyonder’s batteries are produced without cobalt or nickel. Beyonder´s supercapacitor cells can be fully charged and discharged in just a few seconds. Our hybrid LIC are also designed for ultra fast charging and power storage for renewable energy grids, heavy transportation and offshore energy infrastructure.