We are Carolin, Christian and Kai and we have a great vision: To establish a decentralized supply of fresh sea fish. We couldn’t be more different professionally. Carolin is the strategic brand lover in the team, Christian is the rational project engineer and Kai is our aquaculture nerd. Together we share a passion for good food. But in the past we didn’t really give much thought to where the food on our plate actually came from. During our work as a scientific employee in the aquaculture laboratory at htw saar, we came into contact with the subject of fish. In research we have realized that the natural stocks of the seas can no longer contribute to the fish supply and that Frankfurt Airport is the largest fish port in Germany. In order to create a sustainable alternative for the future fish supply, we developed the SEAWATER Cube.
Prototype FUNDED by EXIST
The idea for the SEAWATER Cube was born during a large number of aquaculture projects as part of our employment at the university. There we acquired extensive knowledge about the breeding of fish in general and especially about highly technical, closed recirculation aquaculture systems. The experience we have gathered showed us how a fish farm must be designed in order to run stably, efficiently and thus economically. The development of our prototype was funded by the Exist research transfer between October 2017 and October 2020. The Exist research transfer is a program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Social Fund which promotes particularly innovative and risky product ideas with high a potential and a high research demand at the same time.
Shaping the future together
Behind every successful company there are people who drive the common vision. Since our foundation, we have built up an experienced team with knowledge from a wide variety of specialist areas. We combine business economists, natural scientists and engineers under one roof and are proud that we do not have any gender topics. We are characterized by courage, openness, down-to-earthness and our startup mentality. We are working for a more sustainable world, because it is up to our generation to take responsibility for the environment and economic activity – so that future generations can still benefit from our planet. For this reason we will break up well-established structures in the fish industry and revolutionize the way in which fish is produced and consumed.
„Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity, not a threat.“ (Steve Jobs)
On our way to developing a market-ready product and building a successful company, we have received support from many sides. We would like to thank all partners who have accompanied us or are still with us and who believe in the realization of our vision of decentralized fish farming.