Seafood Innovation Day 5. March 2020, part of the North Atlantic Seafood Forum, offers an entire day with presentations of cutting-edge startup companies and innovations in existing businesses as well as opportunities for speed-dating for future partnerships. The presenting startup companies will be competing for the best pitch, and there will be a live voting from the audience for the Seafood Innovation Award.


08:30 Registration and coffee

09:00 Welcome to NASF Seafood Innovation Day
Einar Wathne, Chairman of the Board, The Seafood Innovation Cluster

09:15 Global trends in the aquaculture industry
Dag Sletmo, Senior Vice President, DNB

09:35 Reinventing aquaculture nets for increased sustainability
Vayu Garware, Chairman and Managing Director, Garware Technical Fibres

09:55 Consumer demands for traceability
Heida Helgadottir, CEO, Niceland Seafood

10:15 Drivers for innovation
Knut Molaug, CEO, Aqua Robotics

10:35 Break

11:05 Creating value from producers of raw material to consumers
Sverre Søraa, CEO, Coast Seafood

11:25 When fish welfare drives quality and quality drives fish welfare
Laila Knarvik, Innovation Manager, Bremnes Seashore

11:45 Joint forces in transforming the future of farming
IBM and Yara

12:10 1 year later: Using customer needs to drive technology development
Benjamin Renquist, Founder & President, GenetiRate – Winner of Seafood Innovation Award 2019

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Showcasing seafood start-ups

13:30 Dynaspace, Norway

13:40 Impact-9, Ireland

13:50 Innomar, Norway

14:00 Marine Technology Innovation, Norway

14:10 ShrimpVision, Norway

14:20 Break

14:40 SeaSmart, Norway

14:50 Tracio, Iceland

15:00 Financing aquaculture innovations
Carsten Krome, Managing Partner, HATCH

15:10 Live voting and presenting winner of the Seafood Innovation Award

15:15 Speed-dating – meet the start-ups

16:30 End

You can read more about the startups being showcased here.