Tore Ulstein signs up to Birgit Liodden’s ocean innovation lab

Industry heavyweight Tore Ulstein is the latest investor in Birgit Liodden-led The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL), a cooperative launching and developing sustainable business and tech, which features the world’s first floating entrepreneur lab based in Oslo.

Ulstein joins as strategic advisor and mentor. TOOL will help scout startups and innovators relevant for Ulstein´s interest fields, and provide insights in new technologies, frontrunners and business models.

Both will explore how to enable more cross-segment, industry collaboration to drive innovation.

Ulstein commented: “In my career 2.0 I was searching for something new and different, that could challenge my perspective and increase my understanding of the future. Birgit was one of these. What Birgit builds with TOOL is the digitised support ecosystem to enable and optimise cluster-to-cluster collaboration, across regions and industry silos. One of the most interesting aspects of applying technology in this context is how it can improve our collective intelligence. This is what TOOL is building on and aiming to support. I see a high relevance for this solution in a number of the organisations and roles I am involved in.”

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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