Spin-offs from the Alfred Wegener Institute
A very efficient but in many cases also difficult way to transfer know-how and innovations to the market is the foundation of a new company. Examples of such spin-offs from the Alfred Wegener Institute are the companies listed here:
Vivace GmbH , established 2010 is the wordwide first company to produce CORRECT CAVIAR without killing the animal. The recently established facilities allow the production of 7-10 tons of caviar p.a.
iSiTEC GmbH, established 1996 - active in the fields of scientific instrumentation, industrial automation, and electronic engineering
Fielax Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH, established 2002 - Services and products for marine science and technology: data management, IT and technical service (on land / at sea), heat flow probes, ROV services, offshore surveys
IMARE, Institute for Marine Resources GmbH, established 2008 in co-operation with the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven and the Senat of the Local State Bremen.
IMARE carries some of the applied research objectives of the Alfred Wegener Institute to commercial use. It exhibits a platform between basic research and industry. IMARE's thematic main focuses are: