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NCE Aquatech Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Sunday, 1 January, 2017
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Trøndelag
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
Norwegian Centres of Expertice (NCE)
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATIP)
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Kristian
Henriksen
Cluster Manager
+4797782087
kristian.henriksen@bdo.no
Male
Bjørn
Damhaug
Other
+4798864444
bjorn@fi-nor.no
Male
Jørund Strandvahl
Larsen
Other
+4741615191
jorund.strandvahl.larsen@bdo.no
Male
Kine
Kilen
Other
+4790978250
kine@fi-nor.no
Female
Marianne
Brøttem
Other
+4747910699
marianne@fi-nor.no
Female
Kari
Thyholt
Other
+4791624120
kari@fi-nor.no
Female
Ellie
Johansen
Other
+4797987811
ellie.johansen@bdo.no
Female
Jørgen
Fallmyr
Other
+4747640080
jorgen@fi-nor.no
Male
Mads
Reginussen
Other
+4797789650
mads.reginiussen@bdo.no
Male
Ivar
Blikø
Other
+4793058756
ivar@fi-nor.no
Male
Merete Gisvold
Sandberg
Other
+4795231843
merete.gisvold.sandberg@bdo.no
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Norwegian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Technology fields: 
Aquaculture
Process Plant Engineering
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Aquaculture Technology
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
110
Number of SME members: 
72
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
7
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Digicat Katapult Centre
Technology center
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

NCE Aquatech Cluster

The NCE Aquatech Cluster is one of the largest aquaculture clusters globally. It has more than 100 partners representing approximately 15.500 employees worldwide and an annual turnover of 47,5 billion NOK (2015). It represents supplier industry (80 %), large fish farmers, fish processing industry and institutions for technology based research and education.

NCE Aquatech Cluster The cluster is a part of the Norwegian Innovation Cluster Programme. The clusters focus area – sustainable aquaculture food production – and the participants standing and common ambitions towards an international market, brought the cluster status as NCE in the summer of 2016.

The mission of the Aquatech Cluster:

  • Provide technology for a sustainable growth in aquaculture food production worldwide
  • Establish the Norwegian aquaculture supplier industry as one of Norway’s top export industries
  • Enable a fourfold sustainable growth in the Norwegian aquaculture production by 2050

Main goal: Increase value creation in the Norwegian aquaculture supplier industry

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Periodic Information dissemination
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Chile
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Germany
Iceland
Ireland
Poland
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: