This week Elanco Animal Health and EY joined the Cluster as new partners. “We are happy to see that the Cluster is growing, but the main reason for welcoming both EY and Elanco, is that they show a genuine interest and motivation to contribute towards promoting innovation and sustainable growth in the seafood industry,” says Nina Stangeland, Managing Director at NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster. “We look forward to developing closer interaction with the new partners and have already started to involve them in Cluster projects. “

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“Healthy animals play a critical role to address the global challenges of a diverse and changing world. In Elanco, we believe that all starts with healthier animals. They are central to addressing global issues such as food security and nutrition, human health and well-being, and environmental sustainability.” states Antonio Ramino, Commercial Manager Aqua EMEA, about the motivation for entering the Cluster.

Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent, protect and enhance animal health. The company is proud of its decades of scientific innovation that brought products and services to improve animal health in collaboration with those who raise and care for animals.

Since 1954, Elanco has been working to empower veterinarians, food producers, and all those concerned with animal health with the tools needed to help animals live healthy lives. The company has a 65-year heritage, in which they have rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit for their customers, veterinarians and the animal on their care.

Today, Elanco have more than 5,800 employees and the portfolio is represented in more than 90 countries, with the main headquarter based in Greenfield, Indiana (USA). Elanco use data and analytic capabilities to develop innovative healthcare solutions for fish, poultry, swine, cattle, sheep and companion animals.

Elanco’s Aqua team has one purpose: to help fish farmers around the world improve the health and quality of their stocks. They work to ensure that every fish, wherever it is raised, faces fewer healthy barriers. Elanco Aqua is one of the company’s International areas and has three R&D facilities –Greenfield, USA; Yarrandoo, Australia; Basel, Switzerland- four production facilities –Huningue, France; Charlottetown, Canada; Iowa and Winslow, USA- and three sales and technical service locations around the globe –Charlottetown, Canada; Puerto Varas, Chile; Bergen, Norway.

With expertise in parasitology, therapeutics, microbiology and vaccines, Elanco Aqua have 12 products marketed in global aquaculture, and have a strong focus on Atlantic salmon and Rainbow trout. With our commitment to collaborative research and the NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster competence and experience, Elanco believes they will add great value for the Cluster and cluster members.

Futhermore, “We are certain that through collaboration with our customers, academic institutions, and other industry partners, we are advancing aquaculture each day” adds Antonio Ramino.


 “We are excited to work with NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster and its members in solving the magnitude of challenges in the industry where the combination of multiple sciences will be critical to achieve a sustainable industry growth,” says  Maria Helsengreen, partner in EY Advisory Bergen and leader of EY`s global Aquaculture Team.

EY is a global organization and through our four service lines — Assurance, Advisory, Tax and Transaction Advisory Services — the company assists organizations to solve complex industry issues and capitalize on opportunities to grow, optimize and protect their businesses. EY operates based on customer needs and delivers services to all kinds of companies from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, both nationally and globally. 

EY, as a multidisciplinary provider of professional services to the seafood industry, possesses in-depth insight into the characteristics of each segment of the value chain. In addition to a global marine team, EY has specialist seafood sector teams located in numerous seafood clusters and marketplaces around the world. EY`s global competence center for the seafood industry is located in Bergen. Furthermore, EY is highly motivated to recognize and support entrepreneurs and help them bring their products and ideas to market through tailored services and programs, such as Entrepreneur of The Year.

“In collaboration with NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster we would like to contribute in solving biological, economic and social challenges that the industry is facing to maintain a sustainable and ethically production growth. The seafood industry is a highly prioritized sector for EY, and we want to take part in this fast developing and growing industry,” says Maria Helsengreen, about EY’s motivation to partner up with the Cluster.

 “Based on the dialog with EY the last weeks, the Cluster has already identified several projects where we expect that we can capitalize on EY`s global network and competencies within the global aquaculture sector”, Nina Stangeland adds.