In the end of March, project partners of the InnoAquaTech project invited SMEs from the South Baltic Region to join them on their study visit to Iceland, a place which is famous for a strong entrepreneurship and sustainable approaches, including aquaculture.
The European Commission organised a unique Europe-wide match-making event to boost blue growth. Hundreds of people gathered on 7 May 2018 for the #BlueInvest pitching event. Twenty exciting companies were pre-selected from more than 100 applications and invited to pitch in front of a panel of top investors.
Let's kick off the new year with the latest news from the InnoAquaTech project. Whether taking care of catfish at a Danish zoo, introducing shrimp from the U.S. to a brand new RAS facility in Poland or attending conferences and matchmaking, our partners had a busy second half of 2017.
In June 2017 a small scale RAS laboratory system for shrimp cultivation was installed at the laboratory of the Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdansk, for the purpose of the InnoAquaTech project pilot 2 – “Farming shrimp in Poland: Increasing the potential of recirculating aquaculture systems”.
InnoAquaTech was present at this year’s Aquaculture Europe conference, which took place in Dubrovnik. The project had secured a stand, where business and research representatives could find out more about the project, partners and our 4 pilot RAS projects.
On this year’s SUBMARINER conference (27. and 28. Sep 2017), InnoAquaTech organised an aquaculture session called “Creating added value in RAS aquaculture through innovative technology integration” The session looked into possibilities and approaches of creating added value in RAS aquaculture. It was moderated by Jesper Heldbo, General Secretary for the Danish business association AquaCircle.
Stakeholders of innovative aquaculture from the South Baltic area are kindly invited to exchange their ideas and gain business contacts with actors from Denmark, Poland, Lithuania and Germany.
Whilst most were enjoying their summer holidays, Guldborgsund Zoo was a hive of activity, preparing together with DTI for the reception of 105 catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fingerlings – the inhabitants of the second phase of the Danish InnoAquaTech Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) demonstration and dissemination pilot, which is part of a temporary exhibition and will run for the next three months.
The 4th Fish Congress took place in Sopot, Poland on the 30th and 31st March. Under the official patronage of the Polish Minister of Maritime Economy and Eurofish International, it is the annual fisheries industry management conference. The National Marine Fisheries Research Institute (NMFRI) together with the West Pomeranian University of Technology were this year’s programme partners.
On 29th March, the University of Gdańsk held a professional training seminar entitled “Innovative Aquaculture”. The aim was to present opportunities for innovative aquaculture solutions across the South Baltic Region. The seminar was the first InnoAquaTech training session offered to external stakeholders such as practitioners, representatives of private enterprises, government agencies, industry associations, universities, research and industry institutes.
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