Individualized Aquaculture

Establishes a health record for each fish

BioSort iFarm

BioSort iFarm

BioSort iFarm is a system in development that will monitor the health, lice and growth for each fish in a pen. Individual fish can be removed, for example infection carriers or lice collectors. Only fish with needs will be treated, enabling a shift from group-based operations to Individualized care.


Fish ID  identification of each individual fish

Health Record

Tracks health development for each fish


Sea lice detection on the entire fish


Tracks growth development or weigh loss


Removes individual fish, e.g. infection carriers

Data Analysis

Population analysis and feed optimization

About Us

Our mission is to create sensor-based solutions for optimization of fish resources. We want to replace manual inspection and sampling by automated processes and monitoring derived from modern production processes. Our solutions will manage fish on an individual level, creating value and increased sustainability through increased fish welfare and higher production yields.


The founders of BioSort have a collective experience of over 40 years of product development and technology management from Tomra Systems ASA. The team being build will consist of highly skilled software, computer vison, optics, robotics and mechanical design specialists.


Machine vision and mechatronics design integrated in challenging environments, is the core competence of BioSort. Our solutions will span from embedded AI edge systems and robotic sorting mechanisms, to cloud-based solutions and big data analysis.


BioSort was founded in 2010 based on the idea of using machine vision and sorting to separate escaped farmed salmon and wild salmon. In 2015 BioSort refocused its effort towards fish farming and started concept development of iFarm.


Svein Idsø

Working Chairman

Founded BioSort in 2010 after many years as product developer, project manager and business developer in Tomra. He also co-founded Integra International AS, which delivers assistive technology solutions. Holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU.

Geir Stang Hauge


Worked within product development, sales, service and management in Tomra, e.g. towards the seafood and meat industry. He has also headed global service for Tomra Sorting Solutions. Holds an M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics from University of Washington.

Bernt Saugen


Founded BioSort in 2010 after twenty years of experience in product development and technology management in Tomra, e.g. CTO of Tomra North America when Tomra established activities in the USA. Holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Wyoming.

Avinash Burla

Head of Sensors and Software

Worked within product development, delivery, and management of sensor, measurement, and inspection systems for Norsk Titanium and the automotive industry. Holds a PhD in Optical Metrology and a Masters in Embedded Systems Engineering, both from University of Stuttgart.

Johannes Schuck

Computer Vision Developer

9 Holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), with specialization within Computer Vision. He has also worked with human pose estimation and video analysis for contact-less patient monitoring at Philips Medical Systems.

Jakub Pálenik

R&D Software Engineer

Holds an M.Sc. in Applied Informatics from Masaryk University, with specialization within image processing. He has worked within computer vision in academia and industry, most recently at The Future Group, with VR and AR real-time video applications.

Aksel Bøndo

Specialist Software Engineer

Worked for 10+ years within embedded and real time systems at Data Respons, DEFA and Kongsberg Maritime. Holds a M.Sc. in Embedded Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, New York, and Buskerud University College.

Sindre Abrahamsen

Mechanical Design Engineer

Holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU with specialization within marine machinery, as well as added studies in Cybernetics. He has previously worked with Kongsberg Automotive with design of gearboxes and actuators.

Morten Grøsfjeld

Mechanical Design Engineer

Holds an M.Sc. in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University. He has worked with development of products from concept to mass production at Flex in Sweden, one of the world’s largest product development companies.

Magnus Tjølsen

Test and Service Engineer

Holds an B.Sc. in Automation Engineering from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, with thesis done at Goodtech. In addition he is a certified electrician and has worked both as an electrician and electrical cabinet builder, lastly with IKM Elektro.

Thomas Sørheim Egge

Test Engineer

Holds an B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Oslo University College. Worked at Tele Radio Group with manufacturing, programming and customizing systems for delivery. Has also worked as a technical coordinator at Scatec Solar.


Electrical Engineer

Are you a technical problem solver, open-minded and passionate about product development? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology in machine vision, AI, optics and mechatronics?


It is widely recognized that iFarm is a solution that will improve the overall sustainability of salmon farming and reduce its impact on ocean health and biodiversity. iFarm is highlighted in this regard in several publications:


Individualised farming, which is at the heart of iFarm, truly addresses animal welfare. It will be a game changer for salmon farming as it also will address all the key challenges related to fish health, sea lice and escapes.

- Karl Fredrik Ottem, Head of iFarm project, Cermaq Norway
Sustainable Development Goals
02 Zero Hunger

Sustainable food production systems.

12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Reduce food losses in production and reduce waste through recycling.

13 Climate Action

Lower carbon emissions.

14 Life Below Water

Protect coastal ecosystems and reduce marine pollution.

BioSort’s Sustainability Goals

Increase fish farming sustainability, fish health and welfare.

Enable governments to increase aquaculture.

Lower salmon mortality and increased average slaughtering weight.

Fully recyclability of BioSort products.

Increased low-carbon footprint protein and improved feed conversion ratio.

Reduce boat operations in aquaculture.

Protect wild salmon from sea lice and escaped farmed salmon.

Minimize pollution and effluents from aquaculture.


Join us in developing the solutions of the future

Are you a technical problem solver, open-minded and passionate about product development? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology in machine vision, AI, optics and mechatronics?

We are a development team dedicated to solve some of the most important challenges in aquaculture, something which is very technologically challenging and incredibly exciting. BioSort's success depends entirely on the knowledge and capabilities of our employees. We are always on the lookout for the smartest heads. We have an open company culture, which is characterized by initiative and involvement, giving you great creative freedom. We have fun at work and are concerned that each one is happy in the BioSort family.

If you have questions about job opportunities in BioSort, please contact us at careers@biosort.no.

Open positions

At the moment we don't have any open positions.

We evaluate applications on a rolling basis.

Full Stack Software Developer

  • Responsible for design, implementation, testing, rollout, and operations of the infrastructure software, and data services
  • Responsible for the development of tools and applications for product operations, including user interfaces [both onsite and remote] for the stakeholders of the product
  • Developing clean and effective code by allowing refactoring when needed and ensuring your code base incl. tests are ready for change [with unit testing, Continuous Integration (CI) & Continuous Development (CD)]
  • Part of team discussions on architectural design and solutions, continuously looking for improvements
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iFarm fiskevelferd

Fiskevelferd kontrolleres ved småskala testing av iFarm

Fiskevelferd kontrolleres ved småskala testing av iFarm

Olai Einen, direktør for forskning og utvikling i Cermaq, forklarer i denne artikkelen hvordan iFarm vil være det store gjennombruddet for fiskevelferd og hvordan FishWell vil bli brukt i denne sammenheng. Kjernen ligger i å etablere en helsejournal for hver fisk hvor iFarm følger velferdsindikatorer på hvert individ i merden. I tillegg kan man skille ut fisk som er syk eller som lider. Man unngår også å behandle frisk fisk, i motsetning til dagens gruppebaserte behandlinger for hele merden. 

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