We seek participants for our ACCEL Seafood programme. The programme will help you kick-start your idea with Marine Harvest, Lerøy Seafood Group, Cargill, Salmon Group, Pharmaq and MSD.

The business development programme ACCEL Seafood promote companies in growth and encourage sustainable start-ups. The project is made to increase development and commercialization of products and services in the industry.

ACCEL Seafood is a 10 weeks intensive programme that helps start-ups and young companies, structure and establish their business plan. The programme will give you an introduction to Lean Startup, a methodology that helps you develop products and services in a fast and cost-efficient way. The programme is a combination of theory, working with your own projects and meeting with customers.

Leading experts within business development executive ACCEL Seafood. You will get advice from mentors with extensive experience from business and technology development in the seafood industry. The mentors have wide-reaching networks and knowledge within technology, IPR/patents, funding/investors, markets and internationalization.

The participants will receive training and access to tools they can use in the own businesses.

Benefits of Attending

Key aspects and benefits of attending the programme are:

Learn how to launch solutions faster and with less resources
How to secure that the customers are willing to pay for your solutions
Get input from mentors on your strategies and business plan
Build network with customers, mentors and other participants

We have received very good feedback from the 15 previous business development programmes. All participating companies reported in their evaluations that they will recommend other companies to participate in future programmes.

Go to more information and application form for ACCEL Seafood 2016 (new window)

For more information
– Caspar M. Lund, Bergen Teknologioverføring, Caspar.Lund@bergento.no, 971 69 095
– Tanja Hoel, NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster, tanja@seafoodinnovation.no, 928 01 315

Programme Owners
Bergen Teknologioverføring (BTO) and NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster have developed the ACCEL Seafood Programme based on the experiences from programmes conducted since 2011. BTO is leading the execution of the programme. bilde til SoME