You can win the 2018 Innovation Award – Apply now!

We are now open for applications for the Nor-Fishing Foundation 2018 Innovation Award for the fisheries sector. The winner will receive NOK 100 000, and will be presented at the opening of Nor-Fishing 2018 on 21 August 2018.

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Who can apply?
Both commercial companies and individuals from Norway and other countries are invited to apply. We only require that the applicant operates in or is a supplier to the fisheries industry.

The Award will be given to the best innovative product or service of benefit to the industry.

The Nor-Fishing Foundation wishes to stimulate R&D activities in companies and among individuals. Consequently, research institutions are not considered eligible to apply for the Award.

Qualifications necessary

It is a prerequisite that the R&D activity behind the application is related to commercial companies or individuals in the industry. The applicant must be the owner of the project, although it can be implemented in cooperation with research institutions.

Important for previous winners

Feedback from previous winners show that the Nor-Fishing Innovation Award has been an important input and inspiration for innovation and motivation, not least in the marketing of the product or service to important fisheries nations.

Application deadline

The application deadline is 1 May 2018, but we do encourage earlier submissions.

The application must include:

  1. Name/company name of the applicant, mail address, e-mail address, web address, telephone number and contact person.
  2. A brief description of the activities of the applicant (person or company)
  3. Description and best possible documentation of the project, product, process or service. Special emphasis should be on the innovative aspects.
  4. Documentation of expected results/effect, and market for the proposed product, project or service.

Please send your application to:

Mark your mail Nor-Fishing Innovation Award 2018

If you have questions relating to your application, please contact:
Secretary of the Jury, Odd Berg, , telephone +47 901 19 942

NB: If you have plans to apply for or have applied for a patent for your invention, it is very important that the technology or project has not been published prior to applying for the patent. Examples of such publication that may disqualify the invention for patent include presentation at exhibitions, conferences, in periodicals or similar. Please see the web page of the Norwegian Industrial Property Office:

The Nor-Fishing Foundation will through a press release in June 2018 publish only the name of the three finalists and a very short summary of the finalist projects. The press release will be sent to the finalists for approval prior to publication, and if necessary it will also be cleared by the Norwegian Industrial Property Office.

The Nor-Fishing foundation

Visiting address
The Nor-Fishing Foundation
Pirsenteret, entrance 1, Havnegata 9
7010 Trondheim, Norway

Mailing address
The Nor-Fishing Foundation
p.o. box 1251, Torgård
7407 Trondheim, Norway

+ 47 73 56 86 40

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