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Ny bannersInnovationDay_1280x307 (2) (003) Seafood Innovation Day, part of the North Atlantic Seafood Forum, offers an entire day with presentations of cutting-edge start-up companies and innovations in existing businesses. For the first time, there will be a matchmaking event for start-ups and businesses.


08:30   Registration and coffee

09:00-10:30 Collaboration for Innovation

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

09:20    Hyper connecting society with revolutionary 5G technology, Pål Grønsund , Senior Research Scientist, Telenor

09:40    Intrapreneurship and commercialization – Nortura, Torleif Bjella, Executive Vice Precident, Nortura SA, Growth and Innovation

10:00    Innovation in existing businesses, Kristian Botnen, COO, Lingalaks

10:20    Collaborative innovation within aquaculture, AI and Big Data, Christoffer Marøy, CFO, Eide Fjordbruk and Tore Norheim Hagtun, CEO, Searis

10:45 – 11:15  Break



11:15    Financing innovation and entrepreneurship, Anne Hvistendahl, Head of Foods and Seafood, DNB

11:30     Investing in leading-edge technologies and solutions to improve animal health and welfare, Chris Beattie, Lead Precision Aquaculture, MSD Animal Health

11:45     Accelerating start-ups in the seafood industry, Panel: Ingrid Kylstad, Katapult Ocean, Carsten Krome, HATCH and Anders Haugland, BTO

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch


13:30 – 16:00  Showcasing seafood start-ups & Seafood innovation award

13:30    Showcasing seafood start-ups part I, Moderator: Carsten Krome, HATCH

Jet Seafood, Norway
Undersee, Portugal
Scantrol Deep Vision, Norway
AlgeaPro, Norway
Botres Global,  Austria
Polar, Iceland

14:30 – 15:00    Break

15:00    Showcasing seafood start-ups part II:

RemoraXYZ, Costa Rica
Evoy, Norway
GenetiRate, USA
Salmoncuts, Norway
Margildi, Iceland
Sea Data Center, Iceland

16:00   Live voting and presenting winner of the Seafood Innovation Award

16:15 – 17:30 Match-making

We are organizing a match-making where businesses and investors can register for individual meetings with the showcasing start-ups.
For registration and more information, contact us at:

Match-making – meet the start-ups and join us for drinks and snacks

Bjørgolfur Havardsson, The Seafood Innovation Cluster


Practical information:
Complete program and registration for the NASF Conference 2019 to be found here.

For partners and members of NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster, we have a special offer of 20 tickets with 40% discount for Seafood Innovation Day (Day 2 only). Registration here.

  Start-ups pitching for Seafood Innovation Award: 13:30-13:40

Jet Seafood, Norway

Developing a digitalized B2B marketplace for trading of global seafood



Undersee, Portugal

UNDERSEE enables precision aquaculture with underwater sensors and numerical models that deliver data in real-time to the cloud



Scantrol Deep Vision, Norway

Scantrol Deep Vision supplies innovative solutions for fish sampling – in the sea, onboard your vessel and in your lab. Deep Vision measures species, size and location of fish in the sea by help of a camera system mounted in the trawl



AlgeaPro, Norway

Develop, build and operate micro-algae plants.



Botres Global,  Austria

Single Cell Protein feed ingredient based on heterotrophic algae



Polar, Iceland

Polar Fishing Gear is specialized in design, manufacturing and sale of high efficient trawl doors suitable for all trawl fishing, demersal fishing, semi-pelagic “off the seabed” fishing and pelagic fishing.






RemoraXYZ, Costa Rica

RemoraXYZ has developed technological solutions that ensure cost-efficient reliable traceability of fishing boats and their catch, enabling to trace that the fish has been fished sustainably.



Evoy, Norway

Evoy will move electric propulsion into faster planing hull boats and eliminate global boating emissions



GenetiRate, USA

Identify fastest growing embryos through a high-throughput, low-cost test



Salmoncuts, Norway

Help suppliers to utilize as much of the Salmon as possible, and customers to get the best and freshest Salmoncuts in the world.



Margildi, Iceland

New refining method to produce fish oil, omega-3 for human consumption. We currently focus on fish oil processed from pelagic fish originated out of the clear waters of the Arctic North-Atlantic sea such as capelin, herring and mackerel.



Sea Data Center, Iceland

Seafood market information platform. Improved seafood market information platform which gives a unique way to discover valuable seafood market information with just a few clicks.

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