NCE Aquatech Cluster

Technology for sustainable aquaculture production worldwide

NCE Aquatech Cluster is one of the worlds biggest clusters operating within the aquaculture sector. The cluster has over 100 members, with approximately 80 % of members within the supplier category and a number of research- and educational institutions are also key members in the cluster.

We are a part of the  Norwegian Innovation Cluster program. NCE Aquatech Clusters main focus is technology for sustainable seafood production worldwide. To meet this vision our primary goal is to strengthen our members competitiveness in the market they operate in and to help them develop along the way in a sustainable manner.

To meet our primary goal we work on the following:

  • Collaboration to develop technology that enables sustainable development within seafood production
  • Strengthen the clusters resource and competence portfolio
  • Stimulate increased international demand through collaborative marketing activities
  • Stimulate the clusters entrepreneurship and capital environment


The board of NCE Aquatech Cluster consists of senior executives from small and large suppliers, end users, R&D and education, and holds significant expertise in aquaculture and cluster management:

Karl Almås, SINTEF Ocean (Chairman)

Torstein Rønning – Fizzk, Board Member

Hanne Digre – SqaleAQ, Board Member

Trina Galloway – AquaGen, Board Member

Arne Guttvik – SalMar, Board Member

Lisbeth Plassen – Naviaq, Board Member

Klaus Hoseth – Stranda Prolog, Board Member

Torry Moe – Salmonor, Board Member

Yngvar Olsen – NTNU, Deputy Board Member

Asbjørn Husby – Xylem, Deputy Board Member