Catchwise, a company representing the forefront of fisheries technology, has impressed the jury and secured a spot among the 30 companies advancing to the TechTour Ocean 2024 program. With a staggering 80 nominations from across Europe, this is quite the recognition.

TechTour Ocean is a program designed to support start-ups based in the EU or implementing within the EU to develop sustainable solutions across a wide range of ocean innovation, including green maritime/shipping decarbonization, carbon dioxide removal from the ocean, harvesting (food and materials), ocean energy, and, of course, clean oceans.,

Who is Catchwise?

Catchwise’s goal is to revolutionize the fishing industry with data. They utilize modern web solutions, data sharing, and AI to help fishermen spend less time and fuel to meet their fishing quotas. The aim is for fishermen to catch more fish at a lower cost and effort, while reducing carbon emissions in the ocean and the world. A win-win situation!

Their history started when Jonas and Ludvig gathered a team of talented tech minds to participate in the Fish AI competition organized by NORA and Vekstlandet. The competition focused on using machine learning to predict where to find the most fish in the future. We dedicated our holidays and afternoons throughout the summer to build the solution Lodestar. Against over 40 other teams, our solution emerged victorious, correctly predicting 46 out of 70 positions for 10 types of fish, 7 days in advance, along the entire coast of Norway.

Professional depth and new opportunities

We had a chat with Åsmund Brekke, the Co-founder of Catchwise, and they expect this to be an educational experience where they get the chance to showcase the exciting work they do in the fishing industry. With a program full of learning and networking, Catchwise looks forward to days in Bodø characterized by professional depth and new opportunities.

 “Advancing in such a comprehensive and competitive arena feels incredibly good,” shares Brekke. “It is a clear signal that our hard work and innovative solutions are valued and recognized in the industry.” 

Catchwise has demonstrated impressive commitment and dynamism by going from an idea concept to a full-scale product in record time. Now, some of Norway’s largest shipowners are utilizing their service. This is what makes them a strong competitor – they are equipped with a skilled team that shows execution capability even with tight deadlines.

Winning price

Winners of the programme are invited to Tech Tour Growth Sustainability 2024 – their flagship event which gathers the best presenting companies from the sector to pitch to the most active investors, corporates and players active in different tech arenas. The winners will also get Online visibility and recognition for Hosts, Partners and top rated Entrepreneurs.

To read more about Tech Tour Ocean 2024, press here!

To read more about Catchwise, press here!