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STATUS REPORT January to June – 2016

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STATUS REPORT JANUARY TO JUNE – 2016

NCE SEAFOOD INNOVATION CLUSTER

Dear Partner The Seafood Innovation Cluster’s main objective is to support expertise & innovation to our partners. We focus every day on strengthening interaction and collaboration between business, R&D and education between our cluster’s partners in the entire value chain. The Seafood Innovation Cluster has defined three main strategic pillars to strengthen industry capacity building in the Cluster: • Talent development • Sustainable Innovation • Technology & Supplier development Below you can read about the Cluster’s projects for the first half year of 2016. Our main focus in 2016 is to strengthen our partner’s innovation capabilities. A new Innovation project manager will be in position after summer. A new Innovation project manager will be in position after summer. The Cluster has been granted EU funding from Innovation Norway and The Norwegian Research Council together with Bergen Marine Research Cluster to work on a long term basis towards funding schemes in the EU. We hope, this will increase our partner’s innovation resources. Best regards,

Tanja Hoel Managing Director

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ABOUT

ENABLING SEAFOOOD GROWTH

NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster is one of the largest seafood clusters in the world, with world leading producer’s of Atlantic Salmon, supplying healthy and sustainable seafood to the global community.

The cluster is aware of the environmental and social responsibilities, and environmental sustainability is a prerequisite for long-term development and growth. Through continued efforts to understand the impact of our operations, the Clusters is dedicated not only to reduce our environmental impact but to create new business opportunities and solutions that will make Norway a front runner in environmental responsibility.

The Cluster represents 70 industry partners, with a revenue of 57 BNOK. Representing the entire seafood value chain. In June 2015, due to its unique global position and its important contribution to Norwegian value creation, the Cluster was granted the status of a Norwegian Centres of Expertise, by the Norwegian Government.

FACTS AND FIGURES

CONTRIBUTING TO FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION

Seafood facts • Norwegian seafood exports reached 75 MRD NOK in 2015 • Annual GDP contribution of 45 MRD NOK • 48.000 jobs

The Seafood Innovation Cluster wants to play a leading role in solving some of the greatest challenges of our time, producing enough healthy and sustainable food for a growing world population. More than 70% of the globe is covered by water, yet only 2% of the world’s food supply comes from the ocean.

Cluster facts • 70 partners, representing 146 enterprises • Revenue of the Cluster’s core industry partners is 57 BNOK • Employees 15 000 • R & D Budget 400 mill NOK • 60% of Norway`s total R & D capacity

The cluster is dedicated to make significant progress of providing a highly sustainable source of healthy seafood, while minimize our environmental footprint, and continuing to improve our social contribution.

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TALENT DEVELOPMENT The Cluster has focused on securing access to key competence to our partners and increase talent attractiveness. According to Professor Reve’s analysis, the seafood sector scores low on the scales of educational and talent attractiveness. Future growth opportunities to our partners requires an adequately skilled and educated workforce that will have the ability and knowledge to use and apply latest technologies and tools and equipment, to be able to take action on specific obstacles of the Cluster.

PROJECTS SEAFOOD TRAINEE/ INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Seafood Trainee is the first Norwegian Seafood Trainee program for recent graduates, or new employees, organized in cooperation with our Cluster Partners and Menon Business. The program has four modules and will start up in august 2016 and end June 2017.

NHH EXECUTIVE - MBA – SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION IN GLOBAL SEAFOOD Based on an initiative from the Seafood Innovation Cluster, NHH Executive has developed a new Executive MBA program within Sustainable Innovation in global seafood, starting fall 2016. The program is designed for executives, leaders and other professionals within the global seafood industry and related industries.

Sign up for the new Seafood Trainee program and increase your employer attractiveness to young talents!

Special MBA discount for NCE Partners: NOK 200 000 (Ordinary 370 000). Sign up for the new MBA Seafood and increase your leadership skills into a more sustainable seafood future!

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YOUNG LEADERSHIP As a part of our talent development program we have established a leadership community for exceptional young leaders under the age of 40 in the seafood industry. The candidates must have a recognized record of extraordinary achievement and a proven track record of substantial leadership experience. At NASF we had kick-off with Young Leadership Summit with 120 participants. The aim of the Young Leadership Summit, is to build leadership skills and knowledge for a better understanding of the seafood agenda. The Summit initiated a new young leadership community and established a global network for young seafood professionals.

INTEGRATED MASTER PROGRAM IN AQUACULTURE AND SEAFOOD (HAVSJĂ˜) On initiative from the Seafood Innovation Cluster, the University of Bergen, Dept. of Biology, in collaboration with Bergen University College (HiB) and Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) will be offering a new study program in fall 2016, towards a degree as civil engineer in seafood science (seafood candidate). The study program will have a duration of 5 years, the equivalent to a master degree, and will be offered as a 5-year integrated program. Main topics are biology, technology, innovation, management, marketing, sustainability and economy.

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SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION Our team goal is to improve our partner’s environmental performance in the entire seafood value chain. Our focus is to ensure better coordination and dissemination of R & D initiatives and to strengthen collaboration within the cluster and between cluster actors and external partners. To support our partners, a new Innovation manager and R & D & Innovation Resource Group will be established.

PROJECTS NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN SALMON FARMING One of the Clusters sub-goals is conceptualization and validation of new technologies related to Salmon Farming. The Cluster hosted a workshop at the Aqkva conference in Stord, on new knowledge dissemination and innovation related to post smolt production.

The workshop has resulted in a proposed project of a new “state of the art” RAStechnology pilot facility in collaboration with I-LAB at Marineholmen Sciencepark. This will be an important infrastructure to increase knowledge and training capacity to our cluster partners and future technology development in RAS-systems.

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MICROALGAE FOR SUSTAINABLE SALMON FARMING Sustainable aquaculture requires sustainable aquaculture feed. Together with the CO 2Bio AS and the new Algae pilot facility from the University of Bergen, NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster will build solid innovation platform on local production methods of micro algae. Our ambition is to develop and apply knowledge that can boost innovation of new functional, cost-effective and sustainable raw materials in salmon feed.

NEW TOOLS FOR SEA LICE AND PATHOGEN CONTROL-BIG DATA The Cluster has set a goal to share best practice and target more effective methods to achieve our goal of non-medical treatment. Together with Nofima the Cluster hosted an interactive ZERO Lice workshop at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum to examine all existing initiatives contributing to systematic testing and identifying and contributing to the spread of best practice. Together we have worked on a plan how the Cluster best can support effective collaborative solutions to combat Sea Lice. We foresee that better utilization of digital environmental data can create significant value to combat Sea Lice and increase productivity.

INCREASE CROSS ATLANTIC COOPERATION ON SEA LICE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Together with the Sea Lice Research Centre, this project will provide a significant number of students and researchers with an experience in international expertise in the field of salmon louse and its interaction with the host. In total 48 students will share their introduction to salmon louse biology during summer school activities and 40 researchers will meet and discuss salmon louse related experiments. Furthermore, many students and researchers will experience scientific approach in a different laboratory through mobility stays.

The Seafood Innovation Cluster will launch a Big data initiative, a new digital tool for innovation, underpinning new waves of risk management tools to combat Sea Lice and boost productivity. SECURE WELFARE REQUIREMENTS OF SALMON The Cluster has together with The University of Bergen and Uni Environment initiated an International Partnership “ExcelAQUA” between Norway and Japan for Excellent Research and Education in Sustainable Aquaculture. The project will build knowledge in Norway within key biological disciplines that are key to achieve expansion in Salmon farming. This project will ensure a steady supply of highly qualified young researchers that can be recruited into academia and industry, and support an effective transfer of knowledge and thus facilitate a sustainable growth of modern aquaculture. 7


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SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT The suppliers represent much of the innovative force of the industry. Our goal is to be an important driving force for providing new opportunities for the supply sector in Norway. Ocean Cluster collaboration, by cross over technologies, knowledge and ideas from other ocean industries can generate new business opportunities and increased innovation capabilities in the Cluster. Accelerating entrepreneurship with business incubator programs is essential to rejuvenate newcomers and new products ideas to boost innovation in the entire seafood value chain.

PROJECTS IMPROVE INNOVATION BY OCEAN TECHNOLOGY CROSSOVER GCE Subsea, Deloitte and NCE Seafood Innovation invited partners and members within Subsea and Aquaculture to explore the crossover potential between oil & gas and aquaculture. The project arranged an all day excursion to two of Lerøy Seafood’s locations in Osterfjorden. More than 30 persons from subsea and aquaculture together with Hordaland County Council participated. After visiting the production facilities, the participants convened at Alver Hotel to interesting presentations from Lerøy Seafood Group, Marine Harvest and Hauge Aqua. After the presentations, the participants discussed possible crossover topics in a very fruitful workshop where some om the potential areas for crossover where identified. The project will now proceed with more in-depth projects to explore this further.

NEW AQUA BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY INCUBATOR CENTRE Together with Bergen Teknologioverføring AS (BTO), the technology transfer office and GC Rieber a new “Aqua HUB” has been established in Marineholmen Sciencepark. Our motivation is to support an environment for innovation and network. The Aqua Hub is a symposium of internationally-minded entrepreneurs in an exclusive co-working space, where good ideas flow and open people create value together. Our goal is to foster innovation in an excellent working environment, connect entrepreneurs and businesses with the right people and grow businesses with an international focus.

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THE MIT REGIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACCELERATION PROGRAM (MIT REAP) The Cluster participates in a major entrepreneurship program of national importance during the next two years. An initiative from our Board Member, Professor Torger Reve, Norwegian Business School.

SEAFOOD ACCEL For the first time in Norway, NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster is launching a new intensive innovation program ACCEL Seafood©, that provides highly qualified assistance to entrepreneurial companies working with innovative solutions. The program is executed by Bergen Teknologioverføring. DNB and Innovation Norway are our main supporters, and they are actively involved in all ACCEL programs.

The MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program started in October 2015 and the project spans over a two-year period. The intention of the project is to generate more entrepreneurship. This can be measured either through the number of new companies established or by growth in existing companies. The main goal is to increase business development, export, employment and value creation. The project is supervised by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is executed by GCE Subsea in partnership with GCE Node, GCE Blue Maritime and Greater Stavanger.

The program offers top qualified business mentors and practical training in innovative methods. The developed business ideas are also presented to potential investors and customers. ACCEL has been tested and proven to be an effective program in other business sectors, and we are looking forward to launching this program in the fall of 2016.

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EVENTS JANUARY TO JUNE 2016: JAN 22

Dialogmøte om lukket oppdrett av laks, Akqva, Stord

MAR 1-3

North Atlantic Seafood Forum Conference (NASF), Bergen

MAR 1

Young Leadership Summit, NASF Bergen

MAR 1

Zero Lice-Time for Global Action, NASF Bergen

APR 12

Sustainability and transparencey in the new blue economy, Lunch Seminar, Brussel

APR 21

Olje og Gass møter havbruk, Nettverksdag, Bergen

APR 21

Storm i Vannglass, Bergen

MAY 27

Annual Partnermeeting, Bergen

MAY 30

Havkonferansen, Bergen

MAY 30

Summerparty at Statsraad Lehmkuhl, Bergen

JUNE 13

EAT fish, Stockholm Food Forum, Stockholm

UPCOMING EVENTS 2016: SEP 20

Applying Big Data to risk management, workshop, Bergen

SEP 23

Nordic Innovation

SEP 14 – 15

Sjømat og Helse, Bergen

OCT 27 – 28 Sustainable Growth Summit 2016, Bergen NOV 9 – 10 Ocean Talent Camp, Bergen NOV 23 DEC

Havbrukskonferansen 2016, Oslo

Partner Meeting, Bergen


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THANK YOU!

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