Large scale food production
Grow your own fish and vegetables – GROW YOUR CITY!
The global population is estimated to reach close to 10 billion by the year 2050 (source: The Guardian July 2015) The world is urbanizing in a speed we have never seen before: 12 new New York cities are being built per year (source: http://newclimateeconomy.report/).
The demand for healthy food and sustainable ways of production around the globe is enormous. Markets and people are demanding smart solutions for food production, especially in smart cities.
UrbanFeed delivers smart integrated units for large scale, year round production of ecological fish and greens – with minimum use of energy, minimum waste and close to zero CO2 emissions.
THE URBANFEED TEAM
Rita Westvik has a broad background from R&D (10 years as a senior adviser in SINTEF), media (NRK, TV3, radiOrakel) and politics (political adviser in two Ministries).
Westvik holds a bachelor degree in social work and finished the Master programme “Scenarios, foresight and strategy” at Norwegian School of Management in 2008.
She was founder of Futurama AS 2000 and of UrbanFeed - together with AquaOptima - in 2015.
She was President of The Polytechnic Society in Oslo 2005-2007.
Westvik has designed and hosted several conferences in the field of innovation and societal implications of accelerating technologies. She is dedicated to understanding change processes, social competence, cross disciplinary dialogue, innovation in public and private sector, knowledge management, CSR, North-South cooperation with emphasis on sustainable food/energy production and futures studies. At present she works with the Norwegian marine network MarLife, BioMarine Business Convention, Lim Shrimp Org. (Singapore), Altran, SolaRoof and AquaOptima (Norway)
Anne-Kristin Stoknes is the new member of the board in UrbanFeed.
She has broad experience in the oil and gass industry in Norway and Internationally. She also has six years experience in the waste management sector, including working for the Norwegian Environment Agency with recycling of waste, development of the Norwegian waste politics and waste incineration plants. The experience also covers concept development of a biogas and bio fertilizer processing plant. She holds as Master in Chemistry from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Margrethe Valler is Project Developer in UrbanFeed.
She is highly engaged in sustainability and has a broad experience as CEO and owner of the real estate company Rollsconsult AS. Margrethe holds a Master degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the Norwegian University og Life Sciences. Her thesis is based on a Social Impact Assessment for a social enterprise aquaculture city in Papua New Guinea. She has also served as an active local politician in Oslo for the Green Party, MDG.
Heidi Bragerhaug is Marketing Director and Partner in UrbanFeed.
She also owns and runs a communication and branding bureau (Bravoo AS) which she has been doing for the last eight years. She has an expertise in strategy, marketing and entrepreneurial consulting. concept development, communication, branding and graphic design. She also has a specialisation in digital media. And has worked with clients both towards B2B and B2C markets. She holds a bachelor degree in Graphic Engineering. She have a passion for green and sustainable projects and creating a win-win situation for both business and the environment.