Invertapro is the foremost insect rearing and breeding company based in Norway, focusing on end-to-end processes around yellow mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) production. Founded in 2016, our main goal is to build towards a circular economy by utilising insects to efficiently process and upcycle locally available organic waste (industrial, catering and household) sourced from waste management companies into protein rich feed and food ingredients. By-products are used to produce a fertilizer approved for organic farming.
Invertapro at a glance
From our beginnings in an old farm house, we made a video that shows what took us to where we are today.
Copyright 2018 Anette Skutevik @skutevikphoto
Alexander Solstad Ringheim
Economy & Value-chains
One of the founders of the project in Tanzania and Norway. Background in Economics, Business Development and Environmental studies. Engaged with the day to day progression of the project.
Manager Production, Research & Development
Background in Environmental Science and Sustainable Development with a focus on ecology and agriculture in developing country contexts. Worked with value-added processes in seaweed farming, and waste-water management.
Research & Development
Zabron holds a Ph.D in Animal Husbandry and Nutrition from NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Responsible for research and development in Morogoro, Tanzania.
Seasoned entrepreneur and insect enthusiast, Jon has been backing Invertapro from the beginning stages.
Research & Development
Magnus holds a Ph.D in Aquaculture and Nutrition from NMBU -Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He has been with the project since its inception.
Marie Rødsten Sagen
Manager Technology & Business Development
Environmental Engineer, previously worked at the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, and with wastewater in the circular economy at the International Water Association. Has extensive international experience.
Invertapro AS is proud to be:
An industrial partner for the Norwegian research council project ENTOFÔR – From waste to resource
Member of the Heidner insect business networking group
Lead partner in the Norwegian research project Larveløysing under RFF Vest
Member of Bergen Teknologi Overføring BTO
Member of Avfall Norge
Royal Norwegian Society for development
Startup of the Year
Climate KIC Accelerator Programme 2018
Climate Launchpad Competition 2016
Gardening product of the year
Bløme - Plant fertiliser
Climate KIC Accelerator Programme 2019
Avfall Norges Startup award 2018
SPV Innovation Prize 2017
Climate KIC Accelerator Programme 2020
Voss Kommune Environmental Protection Award 2018
National Prize for Climate Technology and Renewable Energy 2017