The three-part Aquaculture Innovation Webinar aims to gather industry experts and researchers from Norway, Israel, and Singapore to share trends and opportunities for aquaculture and play a stronger role in providing food and nutrition in Singapore and the regions. This online series provided a platform for the exchange of ideas, practices, and foster collaboration to meet rising global demands, break new grounds in aquaculture innovation and explore better systems for sustainable farming in the spirit of open innovation.
The first instalment on May 27th was opened by ambassador Anita Nergaard and addressed the rising demand for marine proteins globally and in the region. Presenters from Norwegian companies and institutions Hatch Blue, GenoMar Genetics and SINTEF’s Norwegian Seaweed Technology Center discussed sustainability, advantages in breed technology and macro-algae utilization.
The second webinar on April 22nd was aiming at frontier developments in genetics and sustainable feed production with Norwegian experts from Nofima, Benchmark Genetics and Aker BioMarine.
The final event was May 27th. Organized and moderated by Innovation Norway Singapore, the webinar was tailored towards opportunities on land-based aquaculture (RAS) and on digital/AI based solutions for efficient and sustainable aquaculture. Norwegian presenters included Sintef Ocean, Singapore RAS, Open Ocean Farming and AquaByte.
A total of more than 1,200 individuals had signed up for these three events, and each event was attended by more then 350 persons.
The webinar series confirmed the rapidly growing push for technology-driven food production in Singapore, where Norway has a strong standing as preferred partner within aquaculture solutions – both open water cage-based systems, and now more recently land-based closed systems.
Innovation Norway has built up a comprehensive contact network with government agencies, industry, research institutes and universities with the food production and aquaculture eco-system in Singapore which we are actively utilizing to bring Norwegian solutions and companies to the expanding markets not only in Singapore but also to the substantially larger markets in Southeast Asia.