The cluster has been through a busy year of projects, events, and the launch of two Industry Insight reports. Building and sharing knowledge and competence have been important this year, and it is reflecting the projects we have focused on.

Our vision is to “create value and relevance for our members, and initiating activities and projects that stimulate sustainable growth and foster development in the seafood industry” – says Trude Jansen Hagland, Managing Director of NCE Seafood innovation.

Innovation through collaboration

Together with our members and partners, we foster innovation to build an adaptable and future oriented seafood industry. We collaborate on projects, activities, and meeting arenas to develop new and better ways to solve our common challenges. Our aim is to create spaces for innovation to occur.

Acquiring knowledge and working together with other industries can contribute to better solutions. One example is the collaborative initiative Land Meets Ocean (“Land møter hav”). This is an initiative together with NCE Blue Legasea, Biotech North and NCE Heidner Biocluster ro strengthen the Norwegian bioeconomy and enable innovation industrial growth avross agriculture, aquaculture and fishery industries. In our Annual Report you can read more about the highlights from the projects in 2023.

Competence Programs

There is a constant need for new and updated competence in the seafood industry, and the cluster has over the past years developed a variety of competence programs. The programs are very popular and has been important arena for increased competence for our partners and members.

  • Seafood Next – competence program for professionals new to the industry and those who just want to expand their knowledge. It is also an effective arena for networking across companies.
  • Seafood Trainee – one-year program for graduates interested in the seafood industry. We attract individuals with high motivation and fresh skills.
  • Seafood Circular – the program aims to provide knowledge of circular economic principles and business models across value chains and inspire to more circular economic solutions in the industry.

In 2024, we will add Seafood Digital to the list of competence programs.

Other highlights

  • We passed 200 participants in Seafood Trainee
  • Aquacloud got data from 15 company meaning that over 50% of Norwegian biomass are in place in Aquacloud’s data sets.
  • 1500 students participated in our Innovation Camps
  • 2 new Industry Insight report were launched

Read the Annual report 2023: