The company

The Innovation Center Iceland (ICI), plays a central role within the Icelandic innovation support system for SMEs. The organisation has a nation-wide commitment to work in their respective fields to support SMEs, sustaining a long term presence and impact. The key objective of the ICI is to contribute to increased competitiveness and innovative capacity of SMEs in Iceland and the European Community. By promoting all forms of innovation, the ICI supports and strengthens innovative ability and competitiveness of the Community as a whole.

 

Role in the project

In MEET, ICI will provide a testing site in volcanic/hydrothermal setting for testing the ORC power production modules.

Kolbrun Ragna Ragnarsdottir, received her Master diploma from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iceland in the field of geothermal corrosion (2013). She interned in the engineering department at Reykjavik Energy, one of the biggest power companies in Iceland. Kolbrún is working for ICI as a project manager in the department of Materials, Biotechnology and Energy where she specializes in corrosion phenomena and geothermal energy, including borehole technologies for deep geothermal wells (for example IDDP). Her projects include large European collaboration projects between industry and academia where she’s team lead and researcher for multiple partners in Iceland. In 2014 she was part of a team that received seed funding from Startup Energy Reykjavik, which is an accelerator acceptance and investment program that provides information on running successful companies within the energy sector.  Kolbrún is a committee member of the Icelandic Geothermal (IG) cluster which consists of a wide range of members within companies, associations and institutions. She is also a board member of the Women in Energy group that supports equality in the energy sector in Iceland.

Dagur Ingi Ólafsson (born 1992) gained his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Iceland and finished his M.S in Aalto University in Finland in 2017. During his studies in Finland he focused on solid-state welding methods, specifically friction stir welding of bimetallic components such as aluminum-copper bus bars. In 2018, after having continued working on friction stir welding research in Finland, he began his work in geothermal research for Innovation Center Iceland. His research focuses on material science and durability of materials, geothermal energy and corrosion of metals in difficult environments.

Helen Ósk Haraldsdóttir, received her Master diploma from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iceland in the field of geothermal corrosion (2018). Her M.Sc. project was carried out in collaboration with ICI where she has continued to work within the department of Materials, Energy and Biotechnology, on projects relating to geothermal energy and material testing for geothermal applications. Helen also worked at Gerosion, a consulting firm in Iceland, as a researcher and project manager in the field of geothermal energy. Her projects have included research on the IDDP-1 well, failure analysis of geothermal power plant components in addition to testing and analysis of materials for use in geothermal applications.