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Pre-conference activities

On 25 February you can choose between two pre-conference workshops:

1.  Marine biotech entrepreneurship: Capturing the value of scientific results


The workshop will introduce the valorisation steps of marine bioprospecting, from biodiscovery to commercialisation, including product development, finding investors and up-scaling. The aim is for the attendees to grasp the intricacies of successful R&D, identify the bottlenecks that may be faced through the pipeline, and reflect around strategic approaches to tackle them.


The workshop will be based on the pro-active participation of attendees, through creative thinking and interactive brainstorming around case studies linked to the BIOPROSP programme. Three experts with academic and private sector backgrounds in entrepreneurship, business, and investment will facilitate the workshop.

For whom?

Attendance is free and open to everyone upon registration, young researchers as well as professionals from the private sectors and other attendees to the BIOPROSP conference.

The more diverse the audience, the more fruitful the exchanges!

Number of participants limited to 40.

2.  Marine proteins - latest news on enzymatic hydrolysis

Enroll at: http://nettbutikk.digitroll.no/iris/display.aspx?menuid=-90


This industry seminar is an independent add-on workshop organized by NORCE and Biotech North to create a meeting place for academia and industry in conjunction with the BIOPROSP_19 conference. The workshop will discuss current state of art, discuss open challenges and explore collaborations on, but not limited to, enzyme hydrolysis and marine proteins.


During the workshop, tools, technologies, know-how, methods and best practices can be exchanged, thus significantly stimulating new ideas and developments in the area of marine biotechnology. The workshop will contain open Q&A sessions, to allow participants to interact. 

For whom?

The aim of this workshop is to bring together academia, researchers, and stakeholders who are interested in marine biotechnology, particularly focusing on marine proteins.


Invited guests

Biomega Group AS, Dr Kjartan Sandnes

Chief Scientific Officer. 16 years of experience from hydrolysis on an industrial scale. 

Biomega AS is one of the leading producers and suppliers of fresh and high quality salmon in Norway for pet food industry and human consumption.


Biocatalysts Ltd, Dr Andrew Ellis, Technical and Compliance Director. State-of-the-art on industrial enzymes, - but also the remaining R&D challenges. 

Biocatalysts is a global biotechnology company producing speciality enzymes at commercial scales for a variety of industries, such as food, flavour & fragrance, life science, pharma and fine chemicals.


Skretting AS, TBA. End-user perspective from feed development. 

Skretting is world-leading in production and delivery of feed for the aquaculture sector, and an important part of the valuechain from feed to food. Skretting uses their competence on ingredients and nutritional needs for fish and shrimps and offers innovative solutions on optimal nutrional quality, sustainable production and economic results to achive their mission: Feeding the future. 


NORCE, Dr Jan Haug Anonsen

Researcher. On bioactive peptides in complex samples -opportunities and challenges. 

NORCE is a new and forward-looking research institute, with expertise in a wide range of fields and strong communities of knowledge delivering research and innovation in energy, health care, climate, the environment, society and technology. We contribute research and development for sustainable use and management of the environment and natural resources.