TECHNOLOGY TAKES US STEPS AHEAD

Global Aquaculture Tech HUB aims to create an international competence hub
for aquaculture that drives market-oriented innovation

The aquaculture industry is growing strongly and there are great opportunities in aquaculture and technology. A number of key players in the aquaculture industry have therefore joined forces and established the Global Aquaculture Tech Hub (GATH). Several of the players are world leaders and the goal of the hub is to strengthen cooperation and become a global leader in aquaculture technology. Increased exports are a clear goal for the players.

GATH aims to create an international competence hub for aquaculture that drives market-oriented innovation and makes the region globally attractive – Start locally, ambitions globally. We want to create a region that is attractive to our customers, partners and R & D Environment.

The industry needs labor in several disciplines in the years ahead. We want to attract students and labor to a strong housing- and labor market to ensure competence and recruitment for the region.

Through GATH, we want to facilitate increased collaboration and increased value creation. We want to make the region a competence hub for aquaculture where we cooperate when we can and compete when we have to.

The board of directors

Per Helge Devold – Chairman of the board of directors (MMC First Process)
Ove Gjelstenli – Board member (Patogen)
Harald Tom Nesvik – Board member (Sølvtrans)
Svein Flølo – Board member (Hofseth Aqua)
Mariann Vågnes Reite – Board member (Artec-Aqua)
Linn Kristin Akslen-Hoel – Board member (Møreforskning)
Irene Mjelva – Board member – Deputy member (Optimar)
Trond H. Schaug-Pettersen – Deputy member (Salmon Evolution)

Botholf Stolt-Nielsen – Observer (Næringsforeningen – styreleder)
Annik Magerholm Fet – Advisor (NTNU)

The founders of the association: