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.

Rita Westvik at TEDx 2016: GROW YOUR SMART CITY!


THE URBANFEED TEAM

 Rita Westvik, founder and CEO UrbanFeed

Rita Westvik, founder and CEO UrbanFeed

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.


 
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FISH & GREENS
Year round food production

 

UrbanFeed in Media

MEETING WITH NORWEGIAN MINISTER OF FISHERIES

The UrbanFeed-team was very happy to meet with the Minister of Fisheries and his professional advisers; he was both eager to listen, make contributions and ask relevant questions. Our goal was to make him aware of our ambition to develop large scale production of fish and vegetables in closed environments/ integrated UrbanFeed Units. The Minister showed great interest in our tech solutions – both for the transparent regenerative architecture and especially for the smart sensor based surveillance and monitoring system, developed by Altran. We trust that Per Sandberg is as eager and impatient as we are in developing a Norwegian based new BlueGreen business in the area of smart bio economy. 03.08.2016.

  Rune Larsen (CEO Altran Norway), Olbert Aasan (CEO Rissa Development KF), Børge Søraas (CEO AquaOptima), Rita Westvik (CEO UrbanFeed), Arild Åserud (CEO Northman), Per Sandberg (Norwegian Minister of Fisheries), Tor Frydenberg (Advisor NCE Smart Energy Markets), Hans Kristian Hustad (Chairman of the Board UrbanFeed) and Eivind Norman Borge (Mayor Hvaler). 

Rune Larsen (CEO Altran Norway), Olbert Aasan (CEO Rissa Development KF), Børge Søraas (CEO AquaOptima), Rita Westvik (CEO UrbanFeed), Arild Åserud (CEO Northman), Per Sandberg (Norwegian Minister of Fisheries), Tor Frydenberg (Advisor NCE Smart Energy Markets), Hans Kristian Hustad (Chairman of the Board UrbanFeed) and Eivind Norman Borge (Mayor Hvaler). 

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OUR GOALS

OUR GOALS

1. Ecologically produced seafood and vegetables in closed environments

2. Circular eco-system, wasteNOwaste

3. Energy efficient transparent buildings

4. Close to zero emissions

5. Customization to different climate zones & markets

 
 

Demo Unit

 

The goal is to build an integrated demo-unit for production of vegetables and seafood in controlled, closed surroundings, including waste management.

  Potential design of a demo unit.

Potential design of a demo unit.

 

 

 

 

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