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Take your knowledge to
the NEXT level

There is a constant need for knowledge to secure sustainable growth in the seafood industry and advancement in the seafood value chain.

Knowledge sharing and talent development are key factors for our partners to increase the ability to apply the latest technologies and trigger sustainable growth.

Seafood Next is a competence program developed to meet the needs of the industry when it comes to knowledge development. It is an international program for new professionals in the industry.

About the program

Seafood Next focuses on sustainable growth and innovation throughout the seafood value chain. 

Through the 4-module program you will meet leading actors in the seafood industry, visit fish farms and hatcheries and get insight about the most important mega trends in the industry.

The 4 modules:

  1. The Value chain
  2. Research and Innovation
  3. Megatrends
  4. New value chains

Professionals new to the industry

Seafood Next is open to anyone who wants to develop their insight about the global seafood industry. Different expertise, education and competence are only an advantage.

It is a one-year program, where you will participate in four three-day modules.

The modules serve as a meeting platform for exchange of experience and you will get to build an important network for your future career in the industry. 

In addition to the four physical modules, you will gain access to Blue Planet Academy, a leading digital e-learning platform within aquaculture. 

Practical information

Language: English

One year program with four modules of 2/3 days

Our NEXT program (group #5) starts in November 2022, and we are accepting applications until October 15th.

Program dates for group #5:

  • Module 1: 9th – 11th of November, 2022
  • Module 2: 15th-17th of February, 2023
  • Module 3: 10th-12th of May, 2023
  • Module 4: 20th-22th of September, 2023  
Other upcoming program dates: 
  • Group #4 Module 3: 16th – 18th of November, 2022
  • Group #4 Module 4: 25th – 27th of January, 2023
For questions regarding the program, please contact program manager Fride Iversen at


Administration fee: 

All: NOK 10.000,-

Program fee:

Partners and members of NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster: Free of charge.

Startups an Risk Capital members: NOK 27.500,

Other: NOK 55.000,-

*Number of free candidates is according to member- and partnership agreement.



Seafood Next program: 4 modules 2/3 days. 

Not included:

Cost of hotel, diet and travel at the program. Will be invoiced the participant.

Cost of NOK 2.000,- for access to Blue Planet Academy.

Apply for Seafood Next!

Interested in joining Seafood Next? Please contact program manager Fride Iversen at

The Seafood Innovation Cluster AS 913 268 865
Thormøhlensgate 51
5006 Bergen