Seafood Innovation Day NASF 2020

At a glance

bannersInnovationDay_2170x470 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 as well as opportunities for speed-dating for future partnership. The presenting start-up 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, 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 Innovating – persistence to succeed!, 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  How digital farming is transforming agriculture, Ole Morten Boldevin, Enterprise Sales Leader, IBM

12:05 1 year later: Using customer needs to drive technology development, Benjamin Renquist, Founder & President, GenetiRate – Winner of Seafood Innovation Award 2019

12:15 Financing aquaculture innovations, Carsten Crome, Managing Partner, HATCH

12:30    Lunch

13:30    Showcasing seafood start-ups

Dynaspace, Norway

Impact-9, Ireland

Innomar, Norway

Marine Technology Innovation, Norway

Shrimp Vision, Norway 

SeaSmart, Norway

Tracio, Iceland


15:10    Live voting and presenting winner of Seafood Innovation Award 2020

15:15    Organized speed-dating

16:15    Unformal interaction with the start-ups

Register for Seafood Innovation Day NASF 2020, March 5th, here https://ccnorway.eventsair.com/2012—north-atlantic-seafood-forum/member/Site/Register

Members of NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster receive 40% discount on Seafood Innovation Day NASF 2020 (Day 2) and can register for participation at delegate dinner (Day 1). There is no discount on NASF Day 1.

Complete program and registration for the NASF Conference 2020, March 3-5, to be found here https://www.nor-seafood.com/

Showcasing the most exciting innovations for sustainable growth in the seafood industry!



Dynaspace (Norway) provides the shrimp industry with key production data. By using computer vision, machine learning, and multi-spectral satellite image processing capabilities, they can provide real time global information on shrimp farming.


Impact-9 (Ireland) develops new mechanical and structural solutions for offshore applications, mainly focused on novel mooring and anchoring solutions for offshore fish containers.


Innomar (Norway) uses technology from oil and gas in development of highly efficient fishing traps which can be equipped with sensors for catch monitoring and traceability. Their effective fish traps catch fish in a sustainable manner that is gentle to the seabed.


Marine Technology Innovation (Norway) combats marine fouling with nature’s own compounds. MTI tailor sustainable active compounds to prevent marine fouling within the seafood industry, seaweed prediction, shipping antifouling and subsea.


Shrimp Vision (Norway) produces sustainable scampi in a biosecured onshore hot water environment to consumers in Europe. The company utilizes the excess heat from metallurgy industry and RAS.


SeaSmart (Norway) provides drones as a platform for collecting verified datasets and is working to environmental monitoring of the entire cage, giving easy, profitable, smart and sustainable solutions.


Tracio (Iceland) is developing a new system based on chemical sensors and visual indicators that detect spoilage gases, and with machine learning offer dynamic expiry dates and freshness indication all the way from production to the fridge at home. Logosalat NASF 2020.jpeg

At a glance


Seafood Innovation Day NASF 2020

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