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Marelife NEWS November 2012

May 22, 2015




  • 1. NASF PRE-CONFERENCE March 6 2012 The MareLife News Newsletter from Marelife November 2012 THEBIO COMMITMENT! BERGEN VISION!NASFDayZEROreadyfor theWorldSeafoodCapital, March2013! BIG SCALE CHILE R&D AquaGenin USD17M "BlueGen- omicsChile" 23topexcecutivessignthe"BioVerdi"paper| BergenThinkTank todeliverVisionPaper | BlueBioFinal| DNAVaccinationofFish| AcademyofSciencehostsOceanFoodSymposium| "BioVerdi" is hosted at Oslo Science Center. This picture is taken when Minister of Trade and Industry, Trond Giske (center), inaugurated the new StartupLab, September 2012. Karl Christian Agerup, CEO Forskningsparken (left) and Ole Petter Ottersen, rektor, University of Oslo (right). Photo: Gorm K. Gaare. Tanya Hoel.

2. THE MARELIFE NEWS NOVEMBER 20122 23 SIGNATURESLeaderscommitted tobiocooperation Norwegian bioeconomy is behind the pioneering BioVerdi project, based at Oslo Innovation Center. 23 top executives have signed the partnership declaration. The project picks up the results from recent large report made by Oslo Business School, Et kunnskapsbasert Norge (A knowledge based Norway), wich reflects the status of the most important Norwegian industry sectors. "Bio Verdi" aims at adressing the challenges and opportunities of the bio sector part of these industries, and to provide recommandations to enhance innovation. The project has been well received in all environ- ments, from universities and industry to venture capital sector. The analytical approach is robust: experts from all bio economy sectors; medicine, marine, agro and industry together with Academia and capital owners have formed working groups, the main delivery from which is to propose on important measures to be implemented for the purpose to foster enhanced innovation in the Norwegian bioeconomy sectors. The recommendation short list will be substanti- ated by mobilizing adequate analyses, statistics to support the pro- posals. BioVerdi is a cross field and trans boundary initiative to develop a stronger "ecosystem" of innovation. The project is established in partnership between leading R&D units, industry representatives from bio production and pharma, capital owners and with support from public policy system and authorities. The partners commitment and ownership to the project are based on a planning document written by ystein Lie. Bio Verdi seeks to establish an International Advisory Board, represented by the Nordics, UK, USA and Singapore. BioVerdi intends to try to con- nect to The Norwegian Industrial Biotechnology Network, as a pos- sible pilot or demonstration project. In essence the Norwegian bioeconomy sector is behind the pro- ject since top excecutives of the leading players of all four major branches: Marine, agri, health and process industry together with R&D organisations have endorsed its ideas and goals. The partners These executives has signed the document: Ole Petter Ottersen (Rektor UiO), Hans Fredrik Hoen (Rektor UMB), Yngvild Wasteson (Rektor NVH), yvind Fylling Jensen (Adm. dir. Nofima), Greta Bentzen (NIVA), Gudmund Holstad (Adm. dir. Veterinrinstituttet), Ole Kristian Hjelstuen (Adm. dir. Inven2), Tom Colbjrnsen (Rektor BI), Frank Larsen (Adm. dir. Hedmark Kunnskapspark), Mariann degaard (Adm. dir. Kjeller Innovasjon), Karl Christian Agerup (Adm. dir. Forskningsparken), Hilde Steineger (Vice president Pro- nova Biopharma), Odd Magne Rdseth (Adm. dir. AquaGen), Jon Hindar (Adm. dir. Cermaq), Idun Christie (Adm. dir. Graminor), Runar Larsen (Adm. Dir. Nortura), Sverre Bjrnstad (Adm. dir. Geno), Ove Lerdahl (Adm. dir. Agroplas), Knut Thomas Traaseth (Gener- alsekretr Norsk Venturekapitalforening), Arne Handeland (Part- ner Verdane Capital), Sigbjrn Gregusson (BioBank AS), Carl Seip Hanevold (Styreleder MareLife), Gudbrand Rdsrud (CTO Bor- regaard). In fact, the spirit and cross sector engagements behind the Nor- wegian aquaculture industrial revolution is again reflected in Ole Petter Ottersen, Rektor, University of Oslo. yvind Fylling Jensen, CEO, Nofima. Gudmund Holstad, CEO, Veterinr- instituttet. Frank Larsen, CEO, Hedmark Kunnskaps- park. Karl Christian Agerup, CEO, Forsknings- parken. Runar Larsen, CEO, Nortura. Arne Handeland, partner, Verdane Capital. Hans Fredrik Hoen, Rektor, UMB. Greta Bentzen, CEO, NIVA. Ole Kristian Hjelstuen, CEO, Inven2. Mariann degaard, CEO, Innovation Kjeller. Hilde Steinegger, VP, Pronova Biopharma. Jon Hindar, CEO, Cermaq. Knut T. Traaseth, Secr. Gen., Norsk Venturekapi- talforening. Sigbjrn Gregusson, CEO, BioBank. Carl Seip Hanevold, COB, Marelife. Gudbrand Rdsrud, CTO, Borregaard. Yngvild Wasteson, Rektor, NVH. ystien Lie, Project Manager. Bio Verdi Idun Christie, CEO, Graminor. Sverre Bjrnstad, CEO, Geno. Ove Lerdahl, CEO, Agroplas. Tom Colbjrnsen, Rektor, Handelshys kolen BI. Odd Magne Rdseth, CEO, AquaGen 3. THE MARELIFE NEWS NOVEMBER 2012 3 BioVerdi. This is one major motif why MareLife chair, Carl Seip Hane- vold and many of MareLife members involve in BioVerdi. They fore- see new synergistic powers to be tapped for the blue sector through this project. BERGEN THINK TANKVisionpapertobeconludedat NASFDayZero2013 A think tank aiming at producing a vision paper with work- ing title: Solutions needed to expand global aquaculture substantially to meet with future food demands is to be in action in advance of and ready to present short list action points at the NASF Day Zero in Bergen. This is one of many new features at the popular innovation seminar warming up the North Atlantic Seafood Forum. When the very first NASF makes its takeoff in the world mar- ine?(seafood) capital Bergen on Tuesday March 5h, the focus will be on global aquaculture solutions (GAS), how to innovate new solutions to advance the aquaculture sector. Day Zero will be chaired by Karl Alms, CEO SINTEF Fishery & Aquaculture, and moderated by Jostein Refsnes (Chair Norlaks). The seminar is hosted by MareLife, manager ystein Lie, and Fiskerifor- um Vest, manager Tanja Hoel. The main NASF Day Zero Partner is The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund. Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Lisbeth Berg-Hansen will be invited to give the opening address, and opening keynote speech will be delivered by George Chamberlain, president of Global Aquaculture Alliance. Themes to be focused are the feed capacity and a series of other important issues and the search for corresponding solutions to se- cure a sustainable expansion of the global aquaculture business. According to ystein Lie and Tanja Hoel the seminar is designed in these days, and it will consist of chapters on aquaculture in tem- perate, tropical and cold water. Solutions in critical fields like the be- low listed will be highlighted: o Complete genome based breeding regimes o Novel vaccination strategies for sustainable fish farming o Revealing new insight to fight viral, bacterial and parasite in- fections o New feed resources and technologies (algae etc) o Gear and engineering solutions o Sustainable catch of wild resources and maximized utilization of corresponding byproducts for aquafeeds and ingredients o Solutions for space and water o Necessary legislations, standards of quality and best practices More about NASF 2013: FINALIZING BLUEBIOGreatinterregionalmarinere- searchprojectconcluded The interreg project BlueBio, where MareLife has been an active partner, was concluded at a conference at Marstrand Havshotell, Thursday November 29. Blue Bio has brought about active networking between academy, industry and society, to promote sustainable marine innovations. Blue Biotech for sustainable innovations (Blue Bio) is a cross- border project in the Kattegatt-Skagerack region, and it has been working towards knowledge-based development and integration of research and industry. The goal is to find sustainable ways of ex- ploiting the marine environment and resources. Blue Bio has been working towards expanding the potential for the industrial use of microalgae. With relevant research, industrial collaborations and development of the marine innovation platform, Blue Bio reinforces microalgae as a valuable resource for industries working with foodstuffs, feeds, nutrition, pharma and bioenergy. A new area of competence At the end 2012 the project group of Blue Bio will hand over sug- gestions and tools for further development of marine biotechno- logy in the KASK-region to the intrinsic innovation system. This includes a handbook of innovation in the marine environment, an analysis of the current state and future potential for industrial use of microalgae, and a marine biotechnology platform of relev- ant researchers, companies and new innovation cases, which have been knitted together through several workshops and confer- ences. Project members in Sweden and Norway: University of Gothen- burg (Lead Partner), Innovationskontor Vst, Chalmers University of Technology, MareLife (Norwegian project owner), Norwegian Uni- versity of Life Sciences (UMB), Kjeller Innovasjon Concrete core deliverables from the project are: Microalgae mar- ket and technology analysis, Development of manual for commercial- ization/startups for the universities, Assisting in commercialization of a series of R&D cases, Running relevant marine biotech work- shops, Communication. Tanya Hoel, CEO, Fiskeriforum Vest. 4. THE MARELIFE NEWS NOVEMBER 20124 THE MARELIFE NEWS - NEWSLETTER TO MARELIFE MEMBERS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: ystein Lie | [email protected] PRODUCED BY: Oslo Business Memo | [email protected] DNA VACCINEComingup:Theimpactonfish farmingandregulatoryissues infocus- Dec. 11-2012 What is the impact of DNA vaccines on fish farming, and how should it be regulated in the future? This topics will be focused at at seminar orgainzed by Bioteknolo- ginemnda/The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board, and MareLife. Representatives from research institutions and government will participate at the lunch semi