In an exciting development, Halla Jonsdottir, one of the visionary founders of Optitog, is set to receive a special nomination from the Global Women Inventors & Innovators Network (GlobalWIIN). Dr. Bola Olabisi, CEO of GlobalWIIN, conveyed heartfelt congratulations to Halla for her dedication, tenacity, and inspirational qualities.

Optitog, a trailblazing company, will revolutionise prawn harvesting by addressing the high energy consumption associated with conventional fishing gear. The company’s breakthrough Virtual Trawl employs patented light beam technology to herd prawns off the seafloor, resulting in a pure catch with significantly less towing resistance.

The nomination by GlobalWIIN underscores Optitog’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. Halla Jonsdottir’s pioneering spirit has led to the creation of a solution that not only enhances profitability but also aligns with environmental conservation goals.

The award ceremony is scheduled to take place on September 7, 2023, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This nomination is a testament to her and Optitog’s outstanding contributions to the industry, inspiring others to push boundaries and make positive changes.

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