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Norwegian aquaculture cluster to showcase farming technology in the Faroe Islands

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Stiim Aqua Cluster, a Norwegian innovation cluster that represents aquaculture companies, will visit the Faroe Islands from September 26-28 to showcase new Norwegian aquaculture technology to new markets and also learn from the Faroese. 

This trip marks the start of a series of visits to foreign markets, where Stiim Aqua Cluster will facilitate B2B meetings between the cluster’s members, fish farmers and potential industry partners. The Norwegian delegation will also visit land- and sea-based farms during their three-day stay.  

In 2021, Stiim Aqua Cluster conducted a series of export know-how workshops to encourage cluster member companies to look at foreign markets. This export program was led by ex-AKVA group executive, Trond Severinsen, who has more than 38 years of experience with international trade and export as well as product development. Together with cluster CEO, Trine Danielsen, he is heading the delegation to the Faroes.  

In this first export delegation by Stiim, the following companies are represented: Fishency Innovation, Nordic Clean Pumps, Water Linked, Ovum and BluePlanet Academy. “With more than 180 member companies, Stiim is the world’s leading aquaculture cluster. We are eager to present a selection of Norwegian state-of-the-art technology to international partners,” said Danielsen.  

After the trip to Faroe Island, the plan is to continue the export initiative with cluster delegations to other markets abroad. Scotland, Canada and Australasia are the next regions to be visited.  

Stiim Aqua Cluster aims to build global aquaculture for the future through cooperation and knowledge sharing between its members. The cluster network consists of established companies within aquaculture, startups, banks and finance, public institutions and R&D.

 

Photo caption: Stein Arne Pallesen and Aslak Tjolsen (left) from Fishency Innovation, and Bjorn Sirnes from WaterLinked, two of the five companies joining cluster manager Trine Danielsen (right) and Stiim Aqua Cluster’s trip to the Faroe Islands next week.

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