The Cluster has contributed with essential financiation that was fundamental for the success of receiving 55mNOK from the 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.