Origin by Ocean announced winner of UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge.

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Yesterday UNOPS announced Origin by Ocean as one of five winners in the global innovation challenge, with the theme” ADVANCING RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE WITH TECHNOLOGY IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE”. Origin by Ocean and its marine biomass refinery technology receives with this award international recognition, attention and the support from the UNOPS Global Innovation Centers. This prestigious award offers Origin by Ocean the opportunity to participate in the UNOPS Innovation incubation program, access to global customers, investors and potential partners.

UNOPS official logo, Origin by Ocean winner of global innovation challenge

It all started January 2020 when Origin by Ocean submitted for the challenge.

This has been an extremely fascinating innovation challenge for us, for many different reasons. First of all, we were really hesitant to participate due to time restrictions. However, after considering what we might miss out on we decided to participate. Just two days to-go before the submission deadline last winter, we made the decision to participate. Although both of us somewhat worried about if we are going to be competitive. However, we submitted with our Nauvu® Process, explaining our biomass refinery technology. We gave this innovation challenge our best. Throughout the spring we submitted additional details, about our innovation and scale-up potential to the UNOPS Innovation Center, Lund, Sweden. After this, the tough qualifying rounds began. All of a sudden during the summer time we find our selves as one of the top 26 companies, going forward.

Some time during mid-September, we got the great news, that we are amongst the top 17 companies. And now today, this fantastic news. Today, we are one of the winners. One of the top 5 companies from around the world. How fantastic is this not?! The down selection was made out of hundreds and hundreds of companies, from the start. We feel extremely humble and honoured about this award. Obviously, this is a great recognition of the work that we are doing. Above all, when we consider that this award comes from the organisation behind all of the SDG’s.

Now, we and our whole team are energetic and motivated to strive forward.

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Origin by Ocean

Itämeren levistä tulevaisuuden raaka-aineita

Olemme kotimainen levänjalostusteknologiaan keskittynyt yritys, jonka erikoistuotteet tuovat uusia mahdollisuuksia luonnonpohjaisille tuotteille lukuisilla teollisuudenaloilla.

Vesistössä sinilevä on myrkyllinen ihmiselle ja tuhoaa monen eläin- ja kasvilajin elinympäristöä. Sinilevä ja rakkohauru sisältävät kuitenkin aineosia, joita elintarvike-, kosmetiikka- ja lääketeollisuus voivat hyödyntää raaka-aineina, kuten sakeuttajina. Osana visiotamme on luoda Suomeen Itämeren levään pohjautuva liiketoiminnan ekosysteemi, joka auttaisi Itämeren rehevöitymisongelman ratkaisemisessa kaupallisesti kannattavin keinoin. 

Origin by Ocean hakee parhaillaan rahoitusta levänjalostusteknologian kehitykseen. Suomen ensimmäisen leväbiojalostamon on tarkoitus toimia täydellä tuotantoteholla vuonna 2025.

Mikael Westerlund
Chief Activist Officer

Origin by Ocean Oy
Tekniikantie 2 (4th floor)
02150 Espoo
Finland

Origin by Ocean

Framtidens råvaror av Östersjöns alger

Vi är ett finländskt företag specialiserat på algförädlingsteknik. Våra specialprodukter skapar nya möjligheter för naturbaserade produkter inom flera industrier.

Blågröna alger i vattendragen är giftiga för människan och förstör livsmiljön för flera djur- och växtarter. Blågröna alger och blåstång innehåller dock ämnen som kan utnyttjas som råvaror, t.ex. som förtjockningsmedel, inom livsmedels-, kosmetik-, och läkemedelsindustri. Som en del av vår vision vill vi skapa ett affärsekosystem som bygger på Östersjöalger i Finland, och som kan hjälpa lösa Östersjöns övergödningsproblem med kommersiellt hållbara metoder.  

Origin by Ocean söker för närvarande finansiering för att utveckla algförädlingsteknik. Avsikten är att Finlands första algbioraffinaderi ska drivas med full produktionskapacitet år 2025.

Mikael Westerlund
Chief Activist Officer

Origin by Ocean Oy
Tekniikantie 2 (fjärde våningen)
02150 Espoo
Finland