Looking back at NASF2011
NASF 2011 – the global trendsetter integrating science, innovation and business in one complete package.
The 6th Annual North Atlantic Seafood Forum, Oslo March 1-3, 2011 was again a great success and is confirming its position as the main seafood business conference mobilizing 463 delegates from 23 countries.
The Forum also managed to set the standard for integrating science, innovation and business (market, supply, finance) in one complete package. We now have 3 years successful experience in including innovation and innovative cases for tomorrow's solutions as important components of this leading arena. During this event we introduced 2 new components to engage innovation and newcomers to this arena: 1) The NASF Scientific Pre-conference and 2) The Innovation award.
It seems like we are creating and developing a very unique concept to maximize cross-sector and cross-disciplinary dialogues and resulting innovation. During DAY ZERO, March 1, The NASF Scientific Pre-conference addressed both the fundamental issues of mankind (climate change, food supply) as well as major opportunities and challenges to the marine sector (ocean resources, sustainable aquaculture and human health related to consumption of marine products).
PHOTO'S OF THE PRE-CONFERENCE AND INNOVATION AWARD
According to feedbacks, those of the commercial sector included, this was carried in a most qualified way by the best scientists in the field and chaired and coached by excellent chairperson and moderators. The summing up discussions, engaging both Academia and business sectors, also reflected in a very good way that we pushed the important buttons during this session.
Outlook for next years' conference and our effort to stimulate year-round innovation
It is our intention to improve visibility of our growing portfolio of Innovative Cases and major scientific achievements prior, during and after the annual conference. We believe that bio-marine innovation should be an ongoing process where strong communication and match-making are essential.
During the conference, we ave been asked to focus on another elementary challenge: stimulating delegates to involve the next generation of experts. Offering special student opportunities could play an important role in engaging them into this growing arena for bio-marine innovation.
- Scientific Pre-Conference presentations
- Innovative case descriptions
- Photo album from Day Zero and those from the Innovation Award ceremony
- Reading briefly about the winner cases
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