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Business in t he Bergen Region. The Bergen Region. A Dynamic Growth Region. The Bergen region has the strong knowledge clusters essential for creating a dynamic growth region. Priority sectors: ENERGY SECTOR : Oil, gas and renewable energy

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Business in

the Bergen Region

A Dynamic Growth Region

The Bergen region has the strong knowledge clusters essential for creating a dynamic growth region.

Priority sectors:

ENERGY SECTOR: Oil, gas and renewable energy

MARITIME SECTOR: Ship owners, shipyards, service companies and suppliers

MARINE SECTOR: Fisheries, aquaculture and other marine products


MEDIA AND CULTURE BASED BUSINESSES: Media, design, film and music

The region also has significant ICT and financial sectors

95 per cent claimthatthe Bergen Region has good Research Environment

  • 30 000 students

  • 4 000 scientists

  • University of Bergen

  • Norwegian School of Economics

  • Bergen University College

  • Bergen Academy of Art and Design

  • Norwegian School of Management,

  • Stord/Haugesund University College

  • Bergen School of Architecture

  • Royal Norwegian Naval Academy

  • Science

  • UiB:Four Norwegian Centers of Excellence

  • UiB: Marine research and Global research

  • Christian Michelsen Research. Research center

  • Uni Research: Research company, 500 scientists

  • Instituteof Marine Research

A Strong Oil and Gas Region

Key figures 2010:

22,6 BEUR turnover4,3 BEUR valuecreation

27 800 employees1 361 companies

Value creation:

The sum of operational result plus wages

The Energy Sector

Norway’s leading region for operations, production and maintenance. Uptime Centre of Competence

60 percent of Statoil’s operatorships on the Norwegian continental shelf are run from Bergen.

Central region for technological research and development – strong R&D environments with several centers of expertise.

  • CIPR - Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research. The Norwegian Centre of Excellece in Petroleum Technology.

    Centre Mongstad is the world’s largest facility for testing and improving CO2 capture technologies, a vital part of the CCS value chain.

    World leading subsea knowledge – Norwegian Centre of Expertise Subsea.

    Hordalandcounty is the largest hydro power producer

    Offshore windmills, fixed and floating, through two cluster initiatives: Arena NOW and NORCOWE

  • 18 per cent ofthe Norwegian Maritime Turnover is in the Bergen Region

    • Key figures 2010:

    • 10 BEUR turnover

    • 2,2 BEUR valuecreation

    • 19 700 employees1 270 companies

Bergen: The Global Sefoodcapital

Key figurs 2010:

4,4 BEUR turnover

0,7 BEUR valuecreation

3 350 employees

855 companies

Innovation and Research in Bergen

Bergen is the proud capital of a world leading environment of marine expertise.

Among our research institutions you find:

  • The Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

  • National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES)

  • University of Bergen (UiB)

  • Christian Michelsen Research (CMR)


  • UNI Research

Media City Bergen

New innovative Media Cluster

Media, design, film and music are growing businesses

Key figures 2010:

1,2 BEUR turnover

0,4 BEUR value creation

5 200 employees

7 100 companies

Adventure, Culture and Travel

The most exciting place for culture- and nature-based adventures in the Nordic region

Key figures 2010:

1,5 BEUR turnover

0,5 BEUR valuecreation

13 000 employees

3 200 companies

  • Bergen has the second largest financial sector in the country

  • Solid ICT environment

Key figures 2011:


92 BEUR total assets

5 500 employees

113 companies


5000 employees

1,1 BEUR turnover

2 300 companies