Maritech opens Innovation Lab

Maritech’s Digital Seafood Innovation lab is the first seafood focused innovation lab of its kind.

The lab is located at the company’s offices in Molde, Norway and provides the Maritech team, its customers and partners with a space, ambiance, and culture to collaboratively build innovative solutions for traceability, process control and automation throughout the seafood value chain.

The goal of the lab is to explore the use of new concepts and technologies such as IoT, big data, business intelligence, electronic cooperation, automation, machine-learning, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and blockchain to evaluate and advance cutting-edge technology for the seafood sector.

“Since the launching of DigitalSeafood, our innovation blueprint has been based on design thinking, distilling the best practices of agile development into a few simple key processes: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test. By applying these principles in the industry-collaborative environment of an innovation lab, we can productively combine seafood sector knowledge with in-depth technology expertise to pinpoint the most pressing needs of our customers and come up with practical solutions.”

Odd Arne Kristengård, COO, Maritech