Since fall 2020, the cluster has grown with multiple members and we are glad to see the cluster ecosystem expanding. This month we would like to highlight an important actor within academia and a labeling company with rich history.

The seafood cluster network includes hundreds of technologists, scientists, leaders, and business developers. We’re pleased to see our ecosystem growing with a diverse mix of experienced employees from multiple companies. This ties expertise closer together and signals that an increasing number wants to come together and innovate for sustainable growth.

NMBU conducts research and offers education within biosciences including aquaculture.
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) recently joined the cluster as an R&D partner. NMBU’s mission is to contribute to the well-being of the planet. With interdisciplinary research and study programs generating innovations within food, health, environmental protection, climate and sustainable use of natural resources.

Their Faculty of Biosciences contributes to the shape of future food production through basic as well as applied research and education within the production and use of plants, livestock, and aquaculture. Their field of expertise covers traditional husbandry and aquaculture fields of breeding, nutrition, and ethology. Within these fields, we place particular emphasis on topics such as feed technology and metabolism, quantitative and molecular genetics, and the quality of products.

NMBU is a well-known name to many, as they are collaborating with several cluster members already, including NCE Seafood Innovation. As NMBU’s profile corresponds well with our strategy and profile, we’re glad to have NMBU join the cluster as we move forward. This strengthens our ties to their expertise and brings the cluster network closer towards NMBU, which can lead to new projects for sustainable growth.

Skanem provides environmental-friendly labels of quality and durability
Skanem is a new cluster member with head office and the Norwegian production located in Stavanger. The group has 12 factories in 8 countries and is today the largest supplier of product decoration with labels in Scandinavia and one of the largest in Europe. Their position in Africa, India, and Thailand is also significant.

Skanem labels are seen on millions of products every day and pretty much everywhere whether you are at home, office, or at a grocery store. Their labeling solutions help brands make products look beautiful, stay secure, share information with end-users, and at the same time be kind to the environment.

NCE Seafood Innovation is pleased to have a labeling company with rich history join us, as their promise of environmental-friendly labels of quality and durability aligns well with our focus in the cluster of reducing climate footprint. We look forward to sharing knowledge about the seafood industry and bring the cluster ecosystem closer for dialogues around innovation and sustainable opportunities within labeling.

New cluster members since fall 2020
Beyond the featured actors this month, the cluster has grown with a total of 7 actors since fall 2020. This includes actors developing closed fish cages, insect production, autonomous cleaning drones for land-based fish farms, accurate sea lice counting using machine vision, and environmental-friendly packaging solutions. Companies which you can read more about in our cluster overview.

  • Akvareforma
  • Metapod
  • Njord Robotics
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
  • Skanem
  • Submerged
  • TomKat Global Solutions Pty Ltd


Cluster members of the month is a new series in 2021, featuring innovative actors in the cluster and informs readers about new cluster members.