SUPPORTING AQUACULTURE INNOVATION WORLDWIDE
HATCH offers a landing and business development platform to international aquaculture technology companies looking to scale their businesses in Europe, South East Asia and the United States. We give innovative aquaculture companies the option to work at our three worldwide locations while accessing our knowledge and network.
We share our offices in Singapore, Bergen or Hawaii with you, right in the centre of global aquaculture hubs
INVESTOR AND MENTOR NETWORK ACCESS
We provide advice on how to access the main corporates active in aquaculture and schedule meetings for you with the right people within these organisations to help you establish partnerships and fuel sales.* Ask us for a list of companies that we can connect you with in any given geography.
R&D FACILITY ACCESS
We provide you with wet lab space as required and tank systems to run trials with. Those vary between our locations and serve different purposes (normally the ones applicable to the local market) which will make it possible for you to test and develop your product right where the market is.
REVIEW AND MENTOR SESSIONS WITH HATCH STAFF
We dedicate 6 hours of our time to you every month which you can use as you please. Do you need a pitch deck review? A marketing crash course? Need to gain understanding of the market and ecosystem you are dealing with? We can help you out.
*We will only schedule meetings with investors when we feel that the company has a real chance of successfully receiving funding from such investors. This is entirely at our discretion.
HAWAII - EXCELLENCE IN AQUACULTURE
NELHA’s assets make it an ideal clean energy test bed for almost all renewable energy technologies including geothermal. Those same resources also provide an excellent base for pure and applied ocean based projects.
The State of Hawaii has invested over $130 million since 1974 to create the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park (HOST Park) in Kailua Kona on the Island of Hawaii. The innovative green economic development park is administered by NELHA, a self-sufficient State of Hawaii agency.
HOST Park is a unique outdoor demonstration site for emerging renewable energy, aquaculture and other ocean-based sustainable technologies. HOST Park has become the world’s premier ocean science innovation hub and operates at the nexus of water, energy, and food. Three sets of pipelines deliver cold deep sea water from up to 3,000 ft. depth as well as warm pristine surface sea water. Current equipment and pipeline infrastructure is capable of pumping up to 100,000 gallons per minute of seawater throughout the 900 acre technology park.
BERGEN - THE SILICON VALLEY OF AQUACULTURE
Bergen has been a centre for trading in fish since its foundation in 1070. Today, all major seafood companies have headquarters in Greater Bergen.
If you want to do business with strong global seafood brands, Greater Bergen is the place to be. Major Norwegian salmon producers such as Marine Harvest and Lerøy Seafood are located in the city, along with the Aqua Nutrition HQ of international giant Cargill as a direct neighbour and sponsor of HATCH.
The city’s NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster brings together all of the leading suppliers of farmed Atlantic salmon, together with many exciting aquaculture start-ups, all in one space at the VIS Innovation Centre where our offices are located.
Bergen has the largest concentration of aqua farming R&D resources in Europe, including infrastructure such as seagoing ships and advanced test facilities. The industry in the region is currently involved in more than 300 R&D projects with high international participation. Significant research activity takes place in Marineholmen Science Park, an innovation centre for marine education, research and seafood business.
SINGAPORE - GLOBAL HUB OF TROPICAL AQUACULTURE
The city-state is committing millions into consolidating its great aquaculture potential into becoming the leading hub for tropical aquaculture
Singapore has established itself as a center of business excellence in Asia with great access to capital and strong ecosystem support as well as test-bedding facilities at our partner JCU Singapore and multiple other affiliates that have a strong local presence like Temasek, the Marine Aquaculture Centre (MAC) set up by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) as well as a $90 Mil. investment commitment into AgTech and Aquaculture startups through Enterprise Singapore and Seeds Capital.
WORLD AQUACULTURE 2020 will be held in Singapore with involvement from countries throughout the Asian-Pacific region and around the world. Aquaculture is rapidly growing in the Asian-Pacific region and increasingly being integrated into the Singapore food systems; therefore 2020 is the perfect time for the world aquaculture community to focus on Singapore.