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Accelerate your knowledge

To secure sustainable growth to the seafood industry, there is a constant need for knowledge to support the development in the seafood value chain. Knowledge sharing and talent development are key factors to our partners to increase the ability and knowledge to use and apply the latest technologies to be able to take action on sustainable growth.

To support the need for knowledge, NCE Seafood Innovation has developed the competence program called Seafood Next. It is an international competence program for professionals new to the seafood industry.

About the program

Seafood Next focuses on sustainable growth and innovation throughout the seafood value chain. Through the 4 module program the participants will meet leading actors in the seafood industry, visiting 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

The Seafood Next program is open to anyone who wants to further develop their insight and knowledge of the global seafood industry, with different expertise, education and competence.  

Seafood Next 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 together with social activities you will build and 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

Upcoming program dates:

 – Module 1: 4th – 5th of May 2022

 – Module 2: 16th – 18th of August, 2022

 – Module 3: September, 2022

 – Module 4: TBA.

Our NEXT program starts in November 2022, and we are accepting applications until September 30th
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