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Innovation clusters

NCE Aqua Tech Cluster

The cluster consists of over 100 companies and focuses on sustainable aquaculture-based food production. A specific aim of the cluster is to increase value creation in the Norwegian aquaculture supplier industry.

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NCE Blue Legasea

NCE Blue Legasea aims to be a catalyst for unique cross-sectoral collaboration, to strengthen value creation and competitiveness for member companies and the fishing nation of Norway.

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NCE Heidner Biocluster

The purpose of the cluster is to strengthen the competitiveness of the Norwegian bioeconomy, nationally and internationally, and to serve as a showcase for services and technologies developed in Norway for a global market.

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NCE Seafood Innovation

The goal is to contribute to sustainable growth in the seafood industry through a focus on innovation.

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Circular Packaging Cluster

The cluster aims to facilitate interaction and development in the packaging value chain to reduce circular blockages and strengthen innovation and development of existing and new markets. The cluster has 45 members and a number of partners.

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Cod Cluster

Klyngen jobber for å utvikle helårlig virksomhet og stabil råstofftilgang til markedet. Klyngen er en sammenslåing av dThe cluster works to develop year-round operations and stable access to raw materials for the market. The cluster is a merger of the former clusters Arena Torsk and Arena Fish 365.

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Stiim Aqua Cluster

The cluster has over 100 member companies and aims to be the best at developing technology that provides new food producing areas on land or at sea.

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The Life Science Cluster

The Life Science Cluster is a network for companies and organisations working within the field of life science. The cluster has just over 80 members and the goal is to create sustainable economic growth within the field of life science, as well as contribute to the development and sharing of knowledge.

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Other business networks

Biotech North

EA knowledge hub for blue bioeconomy that works to increase value creation in biotechnology and biomarine industries in Northern Norway. The cluster consists of 26 member companies.

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Emballasjeforsk

A network for research-based innovation within the field of packaging – a body for collaboration and coordination of packaging research in Norway. The network has 22 members.

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Fremtidsmat

A business cluster for food producers, research communities and knowledge companies that focus on developing food with good health properties.

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Marint Protein Nettverk

Marint Protein Nettverk aims to promote increased insight into and knowledge about the production and sale of marine proteins. The network has 24 members.

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Matvett-nettverket

Matvett is the food and hospitality industry’s organisation for preventing food waste in Norway, and collaborates on behalf of the industry with authorities and research communities.

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NTP Food for Life

The Norwegian technology platform Food for Life will contribute to strengthening research-based knowledge in the Norwegian food industry, thereby strengthening innovation and competitiveness.

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Open Innovation Lab

A network and a meeting place for innovation professionals. The goal is to inspire companies to make innovation a concrete competitive advantage

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Lakseklyngen

The aim is to highlight needs and solution models in order to strengthen sustainable coexistence between the aquaculture industry and other affected societal, industry and environmental stakeholders.

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Nasjonalt nettverk for torskeoppdrett

A network of 25 member companies working together to re-establish fry-based cod farming.

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Saltpartnerskapet

SThe Salt Partnership aims to stimulate the food and hospitality industry to reduce the salt content in foods and served meals, as well as to raise awareness of salt intake in the Norwegian population.

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Sustainable Food Norway

Also called S-Food, a corporate network for the food and service industry with a focus on finding sustainable solutions together.

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Leverandørutvikling Havbruk Nord

An arena and network for aquaculture industry suppliers in Troms and Finnmark, with almost 50 partners.

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EU Platformen on Food Losses and Food Waste

Consists of governmental organizations, industry, NGOs and research institutes. The Platform plays a key role in mobilising action to reduce food loss and waste across the EU as part of the Farm to Fork Strategy

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Norwegian Innovation Clusters

“Norwegian Innovation Clusters” is a government-funded cluster programme that contributes to value creation through innovation.

Read more about the programme and the various clusters on Innovation Norway’s website.