Kristineberg Center for Marine Research and Innovation

Kristineberg Center is an open partnership founded to accelerate the transition to a sustainable blue economy. The mission is to advance the implementation of research and knowledge.

We unite actors, enhance and co-develop resources and initiatives, and boost co-operation and co-creation by acting as an intermediary between academia, the public sector, and industry.

The oceans face many challenges, but at the same time, there are many opportunities for making better use of marine resources and contributing to sustainable development. That’s why seven actors founded Kristineberg Center. The goal is to accelerate sustainable blue growth and at the same time, contribute to achieving the environmental goals and sustainable development goals regarding the ocean and water.

Kristineberg Center for Marine Research and Innovation was initiated in 2017 by the University of Gothenburg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Innovatum Science Park, and the Municipality of Lysekil with initial support from Region Västra Götaland, and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management.

The centre is physically located at the historic marine research station Kristineberg, west of Fiskebäckskil in Sweden.

Our services

Kristineberg Center offers a marine research and innovation environment including infrastructure and services for researchers, companies, entrepreneurs, and the public sector. We also initiate national and international research projects and participate in strategic initiatives for a sustainable blue economy.

We offer:

Test and verification
At Kristineberg, there are unique marine test environments both in our laboratories, at sea, and on land. You get access to test facilities, equipment, laboratories, ships, and test services. We can help you with everything from applying for a permit to installing, monitoring, checking, and verifying your test.

National co-creation
Our keywords are: unite, strengthen and complement. We gather actors from academia, business, and the public sector for strategic initiatives at the national level in international collaboration. We run co-creative activities to initiate new solutions based on societal challenges, needs, and opportunities. Our activities result in everything from new broad initiatives to innovation or research projects.

Equipment and infrastructure
At Kristineberg, there are ships, field and diving equipment, laboratories, seawater systems, and offices that can be used by both researchers and companies. Our experienced and helpful staff are also available to support you. Read more about what’s available at Kristineberg

Unique opportunities for research
With the proximity to Gullmarsfjorden’s species-rich marine ecosystem, a unique research environment has been developed for more than 140 years. As a researcher, you get access to well-equipped laboratories, advanced instruments, historical data, ships, diving equipment, restaurants, and accommodation. Apply for a spot at Kristineberg.

Education and learning
Kristineberg is a resource for education and skills development in several marine disciplines and technologies. We offer excellent opportunities for activities both in the field and in the lab.

Innovation support
Our network includes both national and international actors who offer everything from innovation and business support, design and manufacturing, to establishment and marketing. If you have an exciting idea, feel free to contact us.

Contact us for more information
  • Martin Sjöberg

    Martin Sjöberg

    Arbetstitel: Verksamhetsledare
    Mobilnummer: 076-168 57 60
    E-postadress: martin.sjoberg@ivl.se
  • Anne Gunnäs

    Anne Gunnäs

    Arbetstitel: Projektledare Lysekils kommun
    Mobilnummer: 072-145 45 96
  • Fredrik Gröndahl

    Fredrik Gröndahl

    Arbetstitel: Stationschef och forskningskoordinator
    Telefonnummer: 08-790 61 58
  • Kristineberg marina forskningsstation

    Arbetstitel: Reception
    Telefonnummer: 031-786 95 00