IFE Invest AS (previously IFE Venture AS) is responsible for commercialization of intellectual property rights from IFE and portfolio management of spin-out companies.
The company’s purpose is to own and manage IFE Foundation investments. This includes owning companies that support IFE Foundation purposes and commercialize andinvest in ideas, products and services developed by IFE’s activities, including establishment of new companies and licensing agreements based on IFE technology. The company will manage and develop the company’s stock portfolio, IPR portfolio, partnership interests and related activities.
IFE is an important contributor to the development of Norwegian and international business, both through deliveries in specific projects and through setting up new businesses based on IFE technology.
In order to strengthen the commercialization effort and contribute to a more active development of the portfolio companies, IFE Invest AS was established in 2008 as a fully-owned subsidiary of IFE, and with the Board of IFE as General Assembly.
IFE is an international research institute for energy and nuclear technology. IFE’s mandate is to undertake research and development, on an ideal basis and for the benefit of society, within the energy and petroleum sector, and to carry out assignments in the field of nuclear technology for the nation. IFE develops profitable, safe and environmental friendly technology within renewable energy, petroleum extraction and CO2 management.
Tecom AS is owning and managing spin-out companies from Christian Michelsen Research (CMR).
CMR is a technological research institute focused on industrial development. University of Bergen (UiB) is the largest owner, and CMR has a special responsibility for technological innovation in the border area of the university activities. Energy technologies for efficient power production, lower CO2 emissions and reduced environmental impact of energy use are focus areas.
Stratel AS is a family owned Norwegian investment and development company, founded in 1976 by Reidar Lorentzen. Stratel invests in entrepreneurs and companies with high ambitions, positive impact and a promising value potential. Stratel invests in both startups, ventures and mature businesses.
Abelsnes Invest AS
Abelsnes Invest AS is a Norwegian investment company, owned by Audun Abelsnes, a Norwegian entrepeneur and currently the Managing Director of Techstars Energy in partnership with Statoil, Kongsberg and McKinsey.