Yesterday it was finally time to attend the physical version of Storm i et Vannglass. Over 100 students attended yesterdays event, eager to learn more about the ocean and possible career opportunities within the blue sector. It was great seeing so many students excited about the ocean and the opportunites it holds. We hope to see many of you working next to us in the future.

This is an evening where we invite students and employees from the blue sector to an afternoon of meet and greet. We have motivational lectures, mingling and speed-dating – where students get 10 minutes each with different employees from the business world. 

New competence and talent attraction is one of our main strategic industrial focus areas, and in NCE Seafood Innovation we see the importance of meeting students and showing them all the great opportunities the blue sector can offer.

An evening of networking and industry insight

The evening kicked off with a cluster introduction, giving the students insight to the different areas of expertise and also what a cluster actually do. The introduction was followed by a presentations by Vidar Aarhus from Bergen County, who gave an inspiring presentation about “Bergen – The ocean city”. We also had different employees from the industry share their journey towards their current position in the company they work in, as well as a company presentation.

Kristian Nordlie, earlier seafood trainee, from Wsense gave an inspiring presentation, sharing his journey and how he ended up in the seafood industry as an engineer.

Speed-dating for future opportunities

The most exciting part of the program was speed-dating, which gave the students an opportunity to network with employees and experts from the blue sector. Many students showed interest in the seafood industry and our seafood trainee program.

Storm I et Vannglass is a networking event hosted by Maritime Bergen, NCE CleanTech, GCE Ocean Technology, Hub for Ocean and NCE Seafood Innovation.