Projects

 

The North Sea Science Park as a player in the fishing and aquaculture development
The North Sea Science Park participates actively as a project manager as well as a project participant, in a long line of projects, which all has the purpose of creating development and growth in the fishing and aquaculture business. You can read more about selected projects here. In many of these projects, one or more of the institutions with The North Sea Science Park participates, alongside business enterprises and their trade associations.

 

2007 –
Secretariat and coordination tasks for Nordjysk Fiskerikommune Netværk
The North Sea Science Park and Teknologisk Institut collaborated with the municipalities to kick off this initiative. Subsequently the Network has participated in many important initiatives within the area, during the years, such as beginning a sectoral plan for the fishing industry and development plan for the aquaculture sector, conference organization etc.
Funding provider: The ministry of food (startup) and the six participating municipalities.

2009-2011
Sectoral plan for the region of Nordjyllands fishing industry 2010-2025
Drafting a plan, including an analysis of the current situation and exploration of development opportunities in different areas of the fishing industry. The project report was published in the fall of 2011 and has formed the basis for the initiating of other initiatives in the area.
Funding provider: The ministry of food and the region of Nordjylland.

2009-2012
Facilitator function for the cluster Fishing sector
Starting initiatives within fishing and the fishing industry, which contributes to the professions’ development, including creating a network, building competence, spreading knowledge etc. Concrete activities has been organizing courses, workshops and conferences, distributing newsletters, publication of websites, startup of development and investigation works etc.
Funding provider: The region of Nordjylland.

2010-2011
Development perspectives for the aquaculture sector in Nordjylland
Purpose: To draft a development plan for the aquaculture sector in Nordjylland, which must reveal the potential for growth and be used as an input for development of new initiatives at municipal and regional levels. The project report was published in the fall of 2011 and has formed the basis of the beginning of new initiatives on the area.
Funding provider: The ministry of food and the region of Nordjylland.

2010-2014
Saltwater model farm – development of a new sustainable production platform for land based salmon farming
The purpose is to develop and demonstrate both commercial and environmental benefits and possibilities in the production of large salmon in land based, partially recirculated salt water. The project will create a defining development and documentation for a competitive and sustainable production of large salmon without further environmental impact, even with reduced impact in several areas. The project has participants of strong actors from the entire chain of values.
Funding provider: GUDP – Grønt udviklings- og demonstrationsprogram (Green development- and demonstration program), the ministry of food and the project participants.

2011-2016
Business development project Hirtshals
The port of Hirtshals, The North Sea Science Park, the muncipality of Hjørring and Hjørring ErhvervsCenter has started a private-public collaboration project, taking advantage of the great potential in the strength positions of Hirtshals, to benefit the maritime sector, fishing industry, transport industry and tourism.

2011-2015
Trash2cash – increased utilization of the fishing resources
The purpose of this project is to create new products and markets in the small and medium companies in the fishing sector. The project aims toward utilizing all left over products from the fishing and the fishing industry, which usually goes to waste. Furthermore an increased utilization of the possibilities, which lie in the great fishing quality, in many ports of Nordjylland.
Funding provider: Fornyelsesfonden (Now markedsmodningsfonden) and the region of Nordjylland.

2012-2013
Development of a concept for lobster farming and business initiatives in the region of Nordjylland
Mapping of the possibilities of establishing a lobster farm in Hirtshals, identification of the business potential on the basis of this farm, and a description of the content of a complete concept.
Funding provider: Vækstforum and the region of Nordjylland.

2014
Visibility of aquaculture as a position of strength in Nordjylland
At the DanAqua-convention in Aalborg, October 2014, the following concrete initiatives were made/supports: 2nd international workshop regarding recirculation techniques, visibility of Nordjylland as center of aquaculture, especially the marking of F&U environments and related innovation, plus visibility of the recommendations in the perspective plan for the aquaculture sector in Nordjylland.
Funding provider: Vækstforum and the region of Nordjylland.

2015-
Forecasting innovation center
As part of the specific actions in FoodNetwork, funds has been allocated, to creating regional development focus within the efforts of the FoodNetwork. Primarily it applies to the development of the fishing sector, transferring knowledge and matchmaking. The purpose with the project is to utilize these funds, to investigate the possibilities of creating an innovation center for the fishing industry in Nordjylland.

2015-
Agent function FoodNetwork – strengthening development skills in Nordjylland
As part of the specific actions in FoodNetwork, funds has been allocated, to creating regional development focus within the efforts of the FoodNetwork. Primarily it applies to the development of the fishing sector, transferring knowledge and matchmaking. The purpose with the project is to utilize these funds, to create a regional platform in Nordjylland to create synergy between the individual development networks and initiatives and other actors, and thereby reaching synergy and coherence in the overall development of the food area.

2016-
Operator function fishing and aqua culture
Vækstforum (Growth forum) for the region of Midtjylland and Nordjylland wishes a collaboration in developing the companies attached to the fishing and aquaculture sector I Denmark. For this purpose there has been made an Operator function of a consortium consisting of The North Sea Science Park, Nordjysk FødevareErhverv (Food business of Nordjylland), FFI (Future Food Innovation) and VIFU – Videncenter for Fødevareudvikling I Region Midtjylland (Science center of food development in the region of Midtjylland).

2016-
Tasting days – water-based dining experiences
Development of elements for existing food festivals, which can provide the participants and partners with the sensation of added value. For the tourist, better experiences and coherence with the local areas top raw materials. An element in the project is “local cooking” competitions.
Funding provider: Vækstforum Nordjylland and participating companies and organizations.