The projects KABIS – Increased capacity for sustainable and innovative seafood production – aims to contribute to new education programs, new knowledge and more innovation in closed production technology for the aquaculture industry (RAS and Semi-Closed Containment System, C-CCS). The goal is to achieve further sustainability and cost-efficient production of salmonids.

NCE Seafood Innovation contributed with financing, fundamental for the success of receiving 55mNOK from the Norwegian Research Council. This funding enables the Cluster to increase the capacity of our R&D partners in developing new educational programs and foster more joint innovation projects between industry and R&D within closed production technology.

KABIS has carried out a number of activities, including the establishment of 2 PhD fellows, 1 bachelor’s project at the University College of Western Norway, 3 master’s projects at UiB and conducted conversations with Stirling University, UK, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, ​​Spain, on the development of a new student exchange program in the field of sustainable aquaculture.

To integrated industry needs into the project, KABIS Impact Forum was established. The Impact Forum is an arena where the project’s industry partners are invited to openly share challenges and issues related to operations (technical and biological) and business. The Impact Forum will secure the closest possible dialogue between the actors during the project period, including generating new R&D / PhD / master’s project.

At a glance

Project goal: The overall goal in the KABIS project is to increase research and education within new and sustainable aquaculture systems

Project period: From 2018-2023

Funding: 55 million NOK

Financed by: Research Council of Norway, Municipality of Bergen, County of Hordaland

Project focus: Innovation and competence

Project value: Increase capacity for R&D and education within aquaculture systems

Contact person:
Björgólfur Hávarðsson
Innovation Manager
+47 92 21 27 27
"Our aim is to get the students more avtively involved in the industry, but also to get the businesses in closer contact with research and education." "
Sigurd Handeland
The University of Bergen
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