Tromsø-based Wai Genetics won the High North Young Entreprenur award during High North Dialogue 2022, and got to receive a diploma along with NOK 50,000 as winner of the High North Young Entrepreneur Award 2022.
Wai Genetics was established in 2020 and is still in the early stages.
“The award money will go towards research into quality assurance of the service”, says the company’s Head of Communications Kåre Johan Teigen.
Wai Genetics currently has a staff of four; a computer scientist, a production bioengineer, an inventor and researcher, and an aqua-technician and marketer.
“Wai Genetics works to develop knowledge that allows the fish farming industry to produce healthier fish. Our technology monitors the bacteria balance in the water and marks out when we see optimal conditions for the fish. Even though fish that is farmed may receive the right kind of feed, that can nevertheless give the wrong bacteria balance”, Teigen explains.