Marport President to be Guest Speaker at Nordic Innovations Conference
The aim of the conference is to explore methods that can enhance innovation and competitiveness of the Nordic marine industry. The seminar will both address the sea as a huge resource and how to support innovation in order to exploit its potential. Several Nordic and international speakers will share their views on how to enhance innovation capability and competitiveness of the Nordic marine sector in global markets. Mr. Kenny’s speech will address requirements for innovation in commercial fishing gear technology.
The Nordic countries have much know-how and competence in different disciplines and sectors. Combined cooperation can create new solutions on how to utilize the sea in a sustainable manner. This requires a common platform as point of departure for the Nordic research and innovation agencies. The importance of the marine sector differs between the Nordic countries, but all countries have a coast line and fresh waters. Therefore, interests on how to utilize sea and fresh waters in a sustainable way are common.
The focus will be on sustainable use of the sea as a resource. The themes that will be discussed are:
- Innovation systems and Nordic synergies
- Fishing gear
- Marine bio-chemicals and algae
- Technical innovations
The sessions should provide an informative and educational conference for policy makers, innovation agencies, researchers and the marine industries about innovation and the potential of the marine sector. This should be especially interesting for enterprises in fisheries, fish processing, aquaculture, marine bio-prospecting and suppliers of goods and services.
The conference is an initiative of Nordic Innovation Centre, Nordic Atlantic Cooperation, Nordic Fisheries Cooperation, Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers and Matis.