An innovation company for the whole Sunnmøre region

ÅKP is helping to create the jobs of the future in an attractive region to live and work in.

ÅKP is a regional hub for innovation, business development and social development. Among other things, it facilitates one of Norway's most complete incubator systems, the cluster programmes Blue Maritime Cluster – Global Centre of Expertise, Blue Legasea and Norwegian Rooms, as well as several other national and international projects.

Today, Møre og Romsdal county is host to world-leading marine-based business clusters. Much of ÅKP's activity is related to these important industries, but ÅKP is at the same time also making active endeavours to transfer knowledge and experience about innovation processes, organisation and culture to other business sectors and public undertakings. The aim is to stimulate and develop the foundation for future value creation in the region.

ÅKP aims to be a regional centre of national importance that contributes to innovation and business development and to developing society in global competition.

– ÅKP's business idea

Focus areas

ÅKP's work is divided between three main categories.



Do you have a good idea, but need help to realise it? We offer advice and facilitation services to entrepreneurs and enterprises with innovative projects.


Regional development

ÅKP's core activity is helping to create the jobs of the future and an attractive region to live and work in. Supporting activities that improve our region's attractiveness as a host is one of our most important tasks.


The Ocean Space

Seventy per cent of the Earth's surface is covered by ocean. Eighty per cent of it is deeper than 3,000 metres, and 90 per cent of the ocean space has yet to be explored.


  • Arena-programmet
  • Foreningen for innovasjonsselskaper i Norge
  • NTNU i Ålesund
  • Høgskolen i Molde
  • Høgskulen i Volda
  • iKuben
  • Innovasjon Norge
  • M&R Fylkeskommune
  • Mørefosking
  • NCE Raufoss
  • NCE SE Kongsberg
  • Nordea
  • Forskningsrådet
  • Siva
  • Sparebank1 SMN
  • Sparebanken Møre
  • Sunnmøre Regionråd

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of ÅKP AS consists of people from a wide range of disciplines.

  • Gunnar Hareide
  • Ole Andreas Nustad
    Board member
  • Asbjørn Skaro
    Board member
  • Annik Magerholm Fet
    Board member
  • Kristine Landmark
    Board member
  • Tore Johan Øvstebø
    Board member
  • Kjerstin Spjøtvoll
    Board member
  • Merete Alnes Mostue
    Deputy member
  • Njål Sævik
    Deputy member
  • Odd Joachim Gjørtz
    Deputy member
  • Per Erik Dalen