Three

is a gang

FROM STUDY TO RESEARCH

The idea for the SEAWATER Cube was born during our many years of rese­arch work as a sci­en­ti­fic employee in the aquacul­tu­re labo­ra­to­ry at htw saar. In a mul­ti­tu­de of pro­jects we have acqui­red com­pre­hen­si­ve know­ledge about the bree­ding of fish in gene­ral and about high­ly tech­ni­cal, clo­sed recir­cu­la­ti­on sys­tems in par­ti­cu­lar. The expe­ri­ence we gai­ned show­ed us how a fish farm has to be desi­gned in order to be sta­ble, effi­ci­ent and the­re­fo­re eco­no­mi­c­al. Over time, the desi­re aro­se to set up our own com­pa­ny and build small, stan­dar­di­sed fish farms that were one step ahead of other sup­pliers through inten­si­ve research.

Exist Forschungstransfer

Exist Rese­arch Trans­fer is a pro­gram­me of the Federal Minis­try of Eco­no­mics and Ener­gy and the Euro­pean Social Fund which pro­mo­tes par­ti­cu­lar­ly inno­va­ti­ve and ris­ky pro­duct ide­as with high poten­ti­al, but at the same time still high rese­arch demand. Fun­ding is aimed at rese­arch teams from uni­ver­si­ties and non-uni­ver­si­ty rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons and covers the finan­cing of a maxi­mum of four staff posi­ti­ons and mate­ri­al expen­ses. The pro­gram­me is divi­ded into two pha­ses: The aim of the first pha­se is deve­lo­p­ment work to demons­tra­te tech­ni­cal fea­si­bi­li­ty, the deve­lo­p­ment of a pro­to­ty­pe, a func­tio­n­ing busi­ness model and final­ly the estab­lish­ment of a tech­no­lo­gy start-up. In the second pha­se, fur­ther deve­lo­p­ment work, mea­su­res to com­mence busi­ness acti­vi­ties and the crea­ti­on of the con­di­ti­ons for exter­nal com­pa­ny finan­cing will be supported.

Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on can be found here.

The desire to make a difference

We all like to eat well and healt­hy. The holi­day stays at the coast show­ed us again and again the high qua­li­ty of life, which is inse­pa­ra­b­ly con­nec­ted with espe­cial­ly fresh and unt­rea­ted food, espe­cial­ly from the sea. With a new pro­duct – the regio­nal sea fish – we also want to bring part of this holi­day fee­ling to are­as far from the coast. We have the­re­fo­re app­lied for an exis­ting rese­arch trans­fer in order to deve­lop our pro­to­ty­pe for bree­ding sea fish and to pre­pa­re the mar­ket ent­ry. This fun­ding was suc­cess­ful­ly awar­ded to us in Octo­ber 2017 by the Federal Minis­try of Eco­no­mics and Ener­gy. The impor­t­ance of this topic is under­li­ned by the fact that the expert com­mis­si­on even offe­red us 24 mon­ths ins­tead of the usu­al 18 mon­ths of pro­ject dura­ti­on in order to ensu­re the suc­cess of the project.

„Inno­va­ti­on is the abi­li­ty to see chan­ge as an oppor­tu­ni­ty, not a thre­at.“ (Ste­ve Jobs)

A few numbers

During the EXIST rese­arch trans­fer, we moved and instal­led a lot of mate­ri­al for the con­struc­tion of our pro­to­ty­pe. We had a total of around 800,000 euros at our dis­po­sal, of which about one third was ear­mar­ked for mate­ri­al resour­ces. We have also acqui­red many new skills during this time.

  • Sawing Metal – 70%
  • Wel­ding Plastics – 83%
  • Lay­ing Pipes – 95%

Tons Aluminium

m² PE Panels

M Power Cable

Angles

Memberships

We attach gre­at impor­t­ance to a cross-sec­tor net­wor­king. Mem­bers­hips in various asso­cia­ti­ons are also important for our com­pa­ny and future development.

Successful with strong partners

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.

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