Innovation stories and investment opportunities

Eventbanner Seafood Innovation Day Seafood Innovation Day is showcasing cutting-edge innovations and entrepreneurs to reach the ambitions of increased seafood growth. For the first time in the main North Atlantic Seafood Forum program, we present an entire day with innovation stories and investment opportunities to shape one of the most important industries for the future.

Entrepreneurship and innovation
The entrepreneurs represent much of the innovative force of the seafood industry and contribute to increased innovative opportunities in existing businesses as well as new seafood companies. The NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster programs provide opportunities for development, financing and commercialization of new business ideas.
Through an application process, 12 start-ups have qualified to pitch their innovative ideas at the Seafood Innovation Day. They have all participated in programs at ACCEL Seafood or Hatch Aquaculture Accelerator, which are business accelerators with unique growth programs for innovative start-ups in the seafood industry.

New business opportunities through innovation and digitalization
Digitalization and use of new technology provide new opportunities for business development in existing businesses. At Seafood Innovation Day we will look more closely into how machine learning, artificial intelligence and new blockchain technology can contribute to new solutions in the seafood industry.

Research-driven innovation
Innovations often spin out from the R&D sector. These represent a great potential both for the development of new businesses and for innovation in existing businesses. At Seafood Innovation Day we facilitate establishment of new relationships and match-makings that can provide innovation, new technology and business development in increased collaboration between R&D and the seafood industry.

Seafood Innovation Award
For the first time, we will award the best seafood innovation pitch during NASF 2018. The innovation award aims to stimulate and reward knowledge-based innovation and entrepreneurship within the seafood industry, as well as contribute to the development of commercial potential.
Start-ups from all over the world are invited for nominations. 10 innovative start-ups have been selected by a professional award committee for pitching their business ideas to potential partners and investors at the Seafood Innovation Day. Through a “live” digital poll the participants, together with the award committee, will reward the winner of the Innovation Award with a value of NOK 250,000.