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Registration for Seafood Next

Due to high interest, we will start a new group 16th October 2024

Application deadline is 30th August 2024. Please use this electronic regestration link.

We encourage participants to register as soon as possible. Enrolled participants will be contacted in advance of the start date.

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.

Photo: Silje K. Robinson

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. Research and Management & Intro to the value chain 
  2. Innovation and New Technology
  3. Sales and Market, Fish Health and Feed Ingredients
  4. 100% Utilization of Raw Materials and 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 4 modules of 3 days

Group #8 will start in October 2024 

*The program is held in Norwegian if the group exclusively consists of Norwegian-speaking participants.

Program dates for group #8


Administration fee: NOK 10.000,-

Program fee: NOK 55.000,-

Partners and members of NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster have the program fee included in the annual membership fee*

Startups and risk capital members have a 50% discount on the program fee.

In addition to the administration and program fees, there are direct costs associated with the four modules, including e.g. hotel, transport, meals, excursions, e-learning, and 5% additional fee for invoicing service. 

Estimated NOK 7,000-10,000 per domestic module and somewhat higher for the module abroad, is invoiced after each module. 

*Number of free candidates is according to member and partnership agreement and is specified in the agreement. 

From 2025, NCE Seafood Innovation will exit the time-limited cluster program Norwegian Innovation Clusters, and gain a mature cluster status. Hence, the financial support from Innovation Norway to run Seafood Next will cease and this may reflect the pricing of the upcoming program. Based on this, the listed prices above may be subjected for adjustments.

Apply for Seafood Next!

For questions regarding the program, please contact program manager Fride Iversen at