Nofima is a leading, independent food research institute with over 360 employees. 

Our three main areas of focus are aquaculture, the food industry and fisheries, but we also have vast experience when it comes to interdisciplinary projects. 

Our research includes the entire food chain, from the start of food production, through harvesting, processing and packaging, to commercialisation and marketing. 

We are experts in research on safe, healthy and tasty food, and focus on the development of production methods that are able to utilise every bit of raw material. This is how we want to develop sustainable food systems in accordance with the European Green Deal. 

One of our main goals is to increase the competitiveness of both Norwegian and international partners.

Facts about Nofima and the EU

  • We lead the work taking place in five different EU projects, and are partners in several other projects.
  • We have collaborated with 389 different organisations and companies in 51 different countries (see the list below). 
  • We have more than 25 years of experience regarding EU projects.

EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevicius (left), visited Nofima on 9 May 2022. He learned more about food fraud and seaweed farming by Nofima’s CEO Øyvind Fylling-Jensen and senior researcher Philip James (right). Photo: Ingunn Alette Mæhlum / EU Commission

Vast EU experience

Nofima has gained more than 25 years of experience from management and participation in large and small EU projects within the field of food research. 

We have a robust administration which supports and assists our scientists both before and during projects. For example, Nofima has its own employees dedicated to working on EU projects. These employees regularly update their European Union expertise in order to assist with application writing, contract negotiation, financing, reporting and other follow-up activities. 

Therefore, the framework surrounding all the research-related work we can contribute to is solidly in place.

In addition, we have an experienced communication department that achieves good results in promoting our research on various publishing platforms.  

Horizon 2020

In the EU’s previous framework programme for research, Horizon 2020, Nofima coordinated 5 projects and was a partner in 20 projects that had a total value of 13.1 million Euros. 

“The project management carried out by the Coordinator (NOFIMA) is strong and follows closely the progress of the action”

Review from the EU-commission regarding SafeConsumE

The vast majority of the projects we have participated in are related to Societal Challenges (82.7 percent), where we have mainly conducted research on food safety and sustainable food production. The rest of our EU projects (17.3 percent) are Excellent Science projects, where we have developed infrastructure related to research and development, and participated in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie-ITN network. Here, we have both developed talents and been a coordinator in advanced research. 

Looking at all of our EU projects so far, we have collaborated with 389 different organisations, and with companies in 51 different countries. In addition to a number of different EU countries, we have collaborated with 21 countries spread across all the continents of the world.

In addition to our many and good national and international networks, we are extremely proud of our highly skilled and international staff. In 2021, we have 36 different nationalities employed at Nofima, and our working languages are both Norwegian and English.

We have been part of European research collaboration since the EU’s fifth framework programme for research and innovation, and we look forward to taking part in Horizon Europe, the EU’s ninth framework programme that will run in the period 2021-2027.

Close collaboration

Nofima works closely with Norwegian and foreign industry in many projects, and within many fields related to food. This network means that we often have companies we can contact that may be relevant when researching various issues. 

In addition to a lot of different internal professional expertise, Nofima also has many good research partners we can refer to. Last but not least, we possess good knowledge about Norwegian policy instruments within the field of research. 

Next step on the road to collaboration

Cathrine Finne Kure heads Nofima’s EU group and is responsible for Nofima’s EU strategy. She is the right person to contact if you want to discuss new collaborative opportunities.

Ongoing Horizon Europe projects we participate in

Some past EU projects we have participated in


Some of the Research institutes and other companies we have collaborated with in EU projects.


  • A.I.A. Agricola Italiana Alimentare S.P.A.
  • Abs International
  • Addis Ababa University
  • Advanced Research Cryptography Limited
  • Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International
  • Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas
  • Agora P.S.V.D.
  • Aimplas – Asociacion De Investigacion De Materiales Plasticos Y Conexas
  • Aki Agrarkozgazdasagi Intezet Nonprofit Kft
  • Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum Fur Polar- Und Meeresforschung
  • Algaplus Producao E Comercializacao De Algas E Seus Derivados Lda
  • Alintel Srl
  • Allatorvostudomanyi Egyetem
  • Aller Aqua Group As
  • Alma Mater Studiorum – Universita Di Bologna
  • Almaplasma Srl
  • Amhara National Region Agriculturalresearch Institute
  • Aqua Tt Uetp Company Limited By Guarantee
  • Aquanetix Limited
  • Aquicultura Balear Sa
  • Arcelik A.S.
  • Ardagh Group Italy Srl
  • Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis
  • Arkitektur Og Designhogskolen I Oslo
  • Arla Foods Amba
  • Asociacion Nacional De Fabricantes De Conservas De Pescados Y Mariscos-Centro Tecnico Nacional De Conservacion De Productos De La Pesca
  • Asociatia Consumatorilor De Produsealimentare Din Romania-Optimum Cibum
  • Ass Groupe Ecole Superieure Agriculture
  • Association Pour La Recherche Et Ledeveloppement D’Innovations Et Detechnologies Pour La Protection Del’Heritage Environnemental, Social
  • Athens University Of Economics And Business – Research Center
  • Atlantium Technologies Ltd
  • Avdelas Lamprakis
  • Avs Chile Sociedad Anonima
  • Azienda Ittica Il Padule Di Fornaciari Naida & C Societa Agricola Semplice


  • Bantry Marine Research Station Limited
  • Barilla G. E R. Fratelli Spa
  • Beijing Center For Disease Prevention And Control
  • Benchmark Genetics Norway As
  • Biognosis Astiki Etaireia
  • Biolan Microbiosensores Sl
  • Biologicke Centrum Av Cr, V. V. I.
  • Bioprocess Pilot Facility Bv
  • Biovale Limited
  • Bohus Havsbruk Ab
  • Bord Iascaigh Mhara
  • Brandenburgische Technische Universitat Cottbus-Senftenberg
  • Bundesinstitut Fuer Risikobewertung


  • C-Tech Innovation Limited
  • Campden Bri Magyarorszag Nonprofit Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag
  • Carlsberg As
  • Cartron Point Shellfish Ltd
  • Casali Roberto
  • Centre De Cooperation Internationale En Recherche Agronomique Pour Ledeveloppement – C.I.R.A.D. Epic
  • Centre De Recherche De L Institut Paul Bocuse
  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire De Nice
  • Centre International De Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Mediterraneennes
  • Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique Cnrs
  • Centre Wallon De Recherches Agronomiques
  • Centro De Ciencias Do Mar Do Algarve
  • Centro Internazionale Di Altistudi Agronomici Mediterranei
  • Centro Tecnologico Del Mar – Fundacion Ce tmar
  • Chiesa Virginio
  • China Agricultural University
  • China Meat Research Center
  • China National Center For Food Safety Risk Assessment
  • China National Research Institute Of Food And Fermentation Industriesco Ltd
  • Chinese Academy Of Inspection & Quarantine
  • Chuka University
  • Cibo E Salute Srl
  • Coispa Tecnologia & Ricerca Scarl
  • Collecte Localisation Satellites
  • Compagnie Ittiche Riunite Societa’Agricola Srl
  • Consejo Consultivo De Flota De Larga Distancia En Aguas No Comunitarias
  • Conservation And Research Of West African Aquatic Mammals (Corewam)
  • Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche
  • Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale Per La Scienza E Tecnologia Dei Materiali
  • Cornell University
  • Cranswick Country Foods Plc
  • Cromaris Dionicko Drustvo Za Marikulturu
  • Culmarex Sa


  • Dalhousie University
  • Danish Salmon As
  • Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
  • Danone Asia-Pacific Management Co Ltd
  • De La Cueva Gonzalez Cotera Javier
  • Delphius Technologies And Consultancy Cc
  • Department Of Health
  • Designit Oslo As
  • Diana Naturals S.A.S.
  • Dibaq Diproteg Sa
  • Dil Deutsches Institut Fur Lebensmitteltechnik Ev
  • Dorset Identification Bv


  • Ecloserie Marine De Gravelines Ichtus
  • Ege University
  • Elior
  • Empresa Brasileira De Pesquisa Agropecuaria Embrapa
  • Erinn Innovation Limited
  • European Aquaculture Society
  • European Fishmeal And Fish Oil Producers
  • Euroquality Sarl
  • Exergy Ltd


  • Fachverband Der Nahrungs Und Genussmittelindustrie
  • Federacio De Cooperatives Agraries De Catalunya
  • Federal State Budgetary Institution Of Science Federal Research Centre Kola Science Centre Of The Russian Academy Of Sciences
  • Federation Europeenne Des Producteurs Aquacoles Association
  • Femto Engineering Srl
  • Fera Science Limited
  • Ferme Marine Du Douhet Sas
  • Fertinagro Biotech Sl
  • Folkehelseinstituttet
  • Food & Nutrition Solutions Limited
  • Food Safety Authority Of Ireland
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
  • Freie Universitaet Berlin
  • Frodskaparsetur Foroya
  • Fundacion Azti – Azti Fundazioa
  • Fundacion Centro Tecnoloxico Da Carne


  • Galaxidi Marine Farm Ae
  • Galway-Mayo Institute Of Technology
  • Gaviplas, S.L.
  • Gospodarsko Interesno Zdruzenje Grozd Plasttehnika – Giz Grozd Plasttehnika
  • Grans Sameby
  • Greenovate ! Europe
  • Gronlands Naturinstitut
  • Guts Agro Industry Plc


  • Hafrannsoknastofnun, Rannsokna- Og Radgjafarstofnun Hafs Og Vatna
  • Haskoli Islands
  • Havforskningsinstituttet
  • Hellenic Centre For Marine Research
  • Helsingin Yliopisto
  • Holaskoli Haskolinn A Holum
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hrvatski Veterinarski Institut


  • Ibm Danmark Aps
  • Iceta Instituto De Ciencias, Tecnologias E Agroambiente Da Universidade Do Porto
  • Ichthyokalliergeies Argosaronikou Anonymi Etairia
  • Ie Universidad
  • Ifau Aps
  • Ikea Of Sweden Ab
  • Il Vigneto Societa Agricola A Responsabilita Limitata
  • Imar – Instituto Do Mar
  • Indulleida S.A.
  • Inesc Tec – Instituto De Engenhariade Sistemas E Computadores, Tecnologia E Ciencia
  • Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd
  • Inrae Transfert Sas
  • Institut De Recerca I Tecnologia Agroalimentaries
  • Institut Francais De Recherche Pour L’Exploitation De La Mer
  • Institut Jozef Stefan
  • Institut Mauritanien De Recherchesoceanographiques Et Des Peches
  • Institut National D’Enseignement Superieur Pour L’Agriculture, L Alimentation Et L’Environnement
  • Institut National De Recherche Pour L’Agriculture, L’Alimentation Et L’Environnement
  • Institut National Des Sciences Et Industries Du Vivant Et De L’Environnement – Agroparistech
  • Institut National Des Sciences Et Technologies De La Mer
  • Institut Polytechnique De Grenoble
  • Institut Senegalais De Recherches Agricoles
  • Instituto De Ciencias Sociais
  • Instituto De Empresa Sl
  • Instituto Espanol De Oceanografia
  • Instituto Nacional De Alimentaci√≥N
  • Instituto Nacional De Desenvolvimento Das Pescas
  • Instituto Nacional De Investigacion Y Tecnologia Agraria Y Alimentaria Oa Mp
  • Instituto Portugues Do Mar E Da Atmosfera Ip
  • Instituto Tecnologico Del Embalaje, Transporte Y Logistica
  • International Center For Living Aquatic Resources
  • International Council For The Exploration Of The Sea
  • International Federation Of Organic Agriculture Movements European Union Regional Group
  • International Scientific Forum On Home Hygiene
  • International Software-Experts Forcollaborative Networks I.S.C.N. Gesmbh
  • Interteam Ltd
  • Inve Technologies Nv
  • Investornet-Gate2Growth Aps
  • Irida Ae-Products For Animal Production-Services
  • Iris Technology Solutions, Sociedad Limitada
  • Isidro 1952 Sl
  • Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Del Piemonte Liguria E Valle D’Aosta
  • Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Delle Venezie
  • Ivl Svenska Miljoeinstitutet Ab


  • Jiangsu Entry Exit Inspection And Quarantine Bureau
  • Jiangsu Yurun Meat Foods Co Ltd
  • Jihoceska Univerzita V Ceskych Budejovicich
  • Jrc -Joint Research Centre- European Commission


  • Keep-It Technologies As
  • Kefalonia Fisheries Industrial And Commercial Company Ae
  • Kenya Industrial Research And Development Institute
  • Kidvertising
  • Kleboth Jochen
  • Kobenhavns Universitet
  • Koncar Institut Za Elektrotehniku D.D.
  • Kontali Analyse As
  • Kulika Uganda


  • Labogena Dna
  • Laboratori Archa Srl
  • Lapin Yliopisto
  • Laser Consult Muszaki-Tudomanyos Es Gazdasagi Tanacsado Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag
  • Lebensmittelversuchsanstalt
  • Leibniz-Institut Fuer Photonische Technologien E.V.
  • Les Sources De L’Avance
  • Liegruppen Fiskeri As
  • Lorit Consultancy Limited
  • Lulea Tekniska Universitet
  • Luonnonvarakeskus


  • Magma Geopark As
  • Makerere University
  • Mapita Oy
  • Marifeed Pty Ltd
  • Marine Feed Sweden Ab
  • Marine Institute
  • Matis Ohf
  • Mediterranean Agronomic Institute Of Zaragoza / International Centre For Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies
  • Memorial University Of Newfoundland
  • Michigan State University
  • Miljostiftelsen Bellona
  • Ministere De L’Economie Et Des Finances
  • Ministerie Van Economische Zaken En Klimaat
  • Ministerio Da Educacao E Ciencia
  • Ministry Of Agriculture, Rural Development And Environment Of Cyprus
  • Mogu Srl
  • Mowi Asa
  • Mowi Genetics As


  • National Institute Of Oceanography And Fisheries
  • National Oceanography Centre
  • National University Of Ireland Galway
  • Naturland – Verband Fur Okologischen Landbau Ev
  • Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno
  • Nemzeti Agrarkutatasi Es Innovacios Kozpont
  • Nemzeti Elelmiszerlanc-Biztonsagi Hivatal
  • Nestle R&D China Ltd
  • Netherlands Nutrition Centre Foundation
  • Ningbo Academy Of Inspection And Quarantine (Ningbo Comprehensive Service Center For Technical Trade Measures)
  • Nirefs Ichthiokalliergeies Anonymi Etairia
  • Nisea Societa Cooperativa
  • Noldus Information Technology Bv
  • Norce Norwegian Research Centre As
  • Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet Ntnu


  • Organic Waste Systems Nv
  • Organisation For Social Science Research In Eastern And Southern Africa
  • Organizacion De Productores De Pesca Fresca Del Puerto Y Ria De Marin
  • Orszagos Epidemiologiai Kozpont
  • Osland Stamfisk As
  • Oslomet – Storbyuniversitetet
  • Oy Merinova Ab


  • Paliskuntain Yhdistys Ry
  • Panepistimio Dytikis Attikis
  • Panepistimio Kritis
  • Panepistimio Thessalias
  • Pelagia As
  • Pf Fiskaaling
  • Plateforme Technologique Et De L Innovation De L Aquaculture Europeenne Asbl
  • Primar Aquacultura Ltda
  • Puratos Nv


  • Radet For Bedre Hygiejne
  • Radical Innovations Group Ab
  • Rara Avis Biotec Sl
  • Rhodes University
  • Rogaland Fylkeskommune
  • Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology Spain Sl
  • Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology*Rmit University


  • Salmar Farming As
  • Samfunns-Og Naeringslivsforskning As
  • Sammontana Spa
  • Savon Taimen Oy
  • Scea France Haliotis
  • Scea Les Poissons Du Soleil
  • Seagarden As
  • Selarl Du Docteur Alain Le Breton
  • Seychelles Fishing Authority
  • Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection Andquarantine Bureau Of The People Ofrepublica Of China Seal
  • Shuttle Thread Limited
  • Sintef Ocean As
  • Sjokovin
  • Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre As
  • Slovenska Polnohospodarska Univerzita V Nitre
  • Sociedade Portuguesa De Inovacao Consultadoria Empresarial E Fomento Da Inovacao Sa
  • Societa Agricola Salcheto Srl
  • Societe Des Produits Nestle Sa
  • Solvay Quimica Sl
  • Sorgeloos4Aquaculture
  • Sp/F Syntesa
  • Sparos Lda
  • Spf Ocean Rainforest
  • Stazione Sperimentale Per L’Industria Delle Conserve Alimentari
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Stichting Effost
  • Stichting Vu
  • Stichting Wageningen Research
  • Stiftelsen Norsk Institutt For Naturforskning Nina
  • Stockholms Universitet
  • Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet
  • Sveuciliste U Zagrebu Ekonomski Fakultet
  • Syndicat Des Selectionneurs Avicoles Et Aquacoles Francais
  • Syntesa Aps
  • Szent Istvan Egyetem


  • Tagliapietra E Figli Srl
  • Teagasc – Agriculture And Food Development Authority
  • Technische Universitaet Graz
  • Technische Universitat Hamburg
  • Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt Oy
  • The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations
  • The Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars & The Other Members Of Board, Of The College Of The Holy & Undivided Trinity Of Queen Elizabeth Near Dublin
  • The Queen’S University Of Belfast
  • The Scottish Association For Marinescience Lbg
  • The Seafood Innovation Cluster As
  • The Secretary Of State For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs
  • The University Court Of The University Of Aberdeen
  • The University Of Edinburgh
  • The University Of Liverpool
  • The University Of Stirling
  • Tianjin University Of Science And Technology
  • Tine Ba
  • Touch Td Ltd
  • Trivium Packaging Italy Srl
  • Truong Dai Hoc Nha Trang
  • Truong Dai Hoc Nong Lam – Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh
  • Tsentar Za Izsledovatelska I Razvojna Deynost Biointeh
  • Turun Yliopisto


  • Uganda Manufacturers Association
  • Unilever U.K. Central Resources Limited
  • United Kingdom Research And Innovation
  • United States Pharmacopeia Standard R&D And Technical Service (Shanghai) Co Ltd
  • Universidad De Almeria
  • Universidad De Cantabria
  • Universidad De La Republica
  • Universidad De Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
  • Universidad De Murcia
  • Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
  • Universidade De Sao Paulo
  • Universidade Do Algarve
  • Universidade Do Porto
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio De Mesquita Filho
  • Universidade Federal De Santa Catarina.
  • Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande-Furg
  • Universita Ca’ Foscari Venezia
  • Universita Degli Studi Dell’Insubria
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Bari Aldo Moro
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Firenze
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Genova
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Padova
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Parma
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Pavia
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Siena
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Torino
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Trento
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Trieste
  • Universita Politecnica Delle Marche
  • Universitaet Fuer Bodenkultur Wien
  • Universitat De Barcelona
  • Universitat De Valencia
  • Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya
  • Universitat Wien
  • Universitat Zurich
  • Universitatea Dunarea De Jos Din Galati
  • Universitatsklinikum Bonn
  • Universite Cadi Ayyad
  • Universite De Bretagne Occidentale
  • Universite De Lorraine
  • Universite De Perpignan
  • Universite Savoie Mont Blanc
  • Universiteit Gent
  • Universiteit Van Amsterdam
  • Universitetet I Agder
  • Universitetet I Tromsoe – Norges Arktiske Universitet
  • Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • University College Cork – National University Of Ireland, Cork
  • University College Dublin, National University Of Ireland, Dublin
  • University Of Haifa
  • University Of Keele Royal Charter
  • University Of Nairobi Enterprises And Services Limited
  • University Of Namibia
  • University Of New Brunswick
  • University Of New England
  • University Of Portsmouth Higher Education Corporation
  • University Of Pretoria
  • University Of Strathclyde
  • University Of Surrey


  • Verein Zur Forderung Des Technologietransfers An Der Hochschule Bremerhaven Ev
  • Vertech Group
  • Veterinaerinstituttet – Norwegian Veterinary Institute
  • Vitagora Pole
  • Vork Dambrug
  • Vose Software
  • Vysoka Skola Chemicko-Technologicka V Praze
  • Vaasan Yliopisto


  • Wageningen University
  • Wild Coast Abalone
  • World Maritime University


  • Yangtze Delta Region Institute Of Tsinghua University Zhejiang


  • Zhejiang Academy Of Agricultural Sciences


  • Aalborg Universitet
  • Aarhus Universitet