Aller Aqua Research GmbH

ALLER AQUA RESEARCH is the global research facility of the ALLER AQUA Group. Aller Aqua Research (AAR) GmbH is located in Büsum (Germany) embedded into the Science and Technology Park in close proximity to the aquaculture research institute Gesellschaft für Marine Aquakultur mbH. The trial station of AAR consists of several recirculating aquaculture systems, ultra-modern laboratories for nutrient and trace element analysis, as well as equipment to target physiological and molecular issues. The innovative structure and set up makes AAR flexible for conducting comprehensive ingredient analysis and feeding trials. The concept behind AAR is to act as branch point, with an “interactive” testing process for new feeds at the trial station and in commercial fish farms of Aller Aqua’s globally distributed customers.




Leitat is a private technical institute with more than 110 years of experience in industrial innovation processes. We transform technological and scientific results into economic and competitive value for our clients and collaborating entities. Over 1500 customers benefit from our talent,  creativity and strong commitment. We bring knowledge and innovation to our customers through applied research and technical testing in the fields of chemistry, energy, environment, materials, engineering and life sciences. We rely upon our 240 highly skilled team members who deliver flexible solutions to face any industrial challenge.

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AquaBioTech Group







AquaBioTech Limited (ABT) is an independent aquaculture, fisheries, biotechnology and environmental testing/research, consulting, development, and training company with its own dedicated facilities. ABT operates globally, specializing in design and development, from market research through to project feasibility assessments, management, and technology sourcing. The main activities of the company are designing and commissioning Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) and other aquaculture production technologies, providing contracted research services for aquaculture suppliers, aquaculture, fisheries and marine biology consultancy for investors, companies, governments and EU bodies.


Bioceanor SAS, is a deep-tech French startup, providing smart solutions and services for aquaculture, water and ocean monitoring. Bioceanor will develop and commercialize services for environmental monitoring and especially for aqua culturists. Innovations of Bioceanor services are based on big-data and machine learning to generate algorithms for predictions. Bioceanor was selected into the first open call for project in the framework of AgileIOT.

Norwegian Research Centre AS

NORCE is a new and forward-looking research institute, with expertise in a wide range of fields and strong communities of knowledge. We deliver research and innovation in energy, health care, climate, the environment, society and technology. Our solutions address key challenges for society and contribute to value creation on the local, national and global levels. NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS was founded on 3 July 2017. The company currently owns five research institutes in southern and western Norway that will be integrated into the company in 2018. They are: Agderforskning AS, Christian Michelsen Research AS, International Research Institute of Stavanger AS, Teknova AS and Uni Research AS.


OXYGUARD International AS

OxyGuard is a Danish SME that researches in, manufactures and supplies water quality measuring, monitoring and control equipment to fish farms and other uses where water quality is important. The company leads and drives the market by introducing innovative equipment and solutions with very high reliability and ease of use. OxyGuard is committed to be the water measurement’s first choice- in terms of technology, reliability, and service. It is our vision to be the preferred partner and solution provider to all companies and institutions that care about water quality measurement and monitoring.


SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS is a Spanish consultancy company that provides innovative services to a wide range of sectors throughout Europe: biobased industry, renewable energy, or advanced materials, among others. The capabilities that SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS offers are structured around three main pillars that serve as a bridge between the conception of innovative ideas and the market: Innovation management, Market Uptake, and Capacity Building. Our main asset is the highly qualified team of engineers, environmentalists, communication experts, and business strategists who work with us.

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The Institute of Aquaculture and Environmental Safety (AKI), located at the Szent Istvan Campus at Gödöllő, part of the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (MATE; formerly Szent Istvan University) is a top-rated aquaculture research, education and training department in Hungary. The Institute works closely with the stakeholders of the aquaculture industry, being the key partner in supporting policy makers and building valuable relationships with the aquaculture-related enterprises. The Institute insists on training environment-conscious professionals with an ecological approach, who are able to interpret fish farming and environmental safety as a complex system. The staff of the Institute consists of internationally recognised researchers, scientists, and young researchers, as well as supportive professionals. The Institute has among others a well-equipped molecular genetic laboratory where both DNA and RNA analyses are carried out with state-of-the-art methodology.


Durand Research & Consulting (COVARTEC) is an independent Sole Proprietorship company carrying out research & Innovations and providing consulting services in the EU research area in general and on the valorization of the coastal ocean through technology and innovation. The company is a provider of new knowledge, technical solutions and innovation within the fields of marine environment, marine observing systems, satellite remote sensing and biotechnology. The company gives recommendations and advice on state-of-the-art marine monitoring and observations to decision-makers and policymakers, with a dedicated focus on the potential impact of anthropogenic activities in the marine environments.


Gyori ELORE Halaszati Termeloszovetkezet

Győri “Előre” Fisheries Co-operative is considered as one of the most significant enterprises engaged in aquaculture activities. Győri “Előre” produces and processes freshwater fish and provides a wide range of products including live and processed fish and oven-ready products as well. The cooperative has 48 employees. In the past 5 years the company is participated 2 RandD projects and 4 company developmental projects within the frame of European Fisheries Fund. The company aims at continuous development not only at aquaculture technology, but also by developing innovative fish products. Győri Előre has been awarded OMÉK Aquaculture Product Reward for its smoked sturgeon fillet product in 2013.


Easy Global Market SAS is a French SME, providing solutions and services to develop market confidence in technologies making the global market “easy” for companies looking for globalisation. EGM is specialised in validation, interoperability and integration Certification and label programmes, and provides scientific and engineering services for IoT market from sensors to data analytics using experience from about 10 international research projects. EGM is currently involved in several H2020 projects including IoT for Aquaculture, Cyber- Physical systems, distributed and parallel systems and Future Internet Experiment.

The Seafood Innovation Cluster AS

The network represents the seafood production sector of Norway. Its core industry partners include fish farmers (mostly salmon), animal health companies, pharmaceutical suppliers to the aquaculture industry, breeding companies, a bank and a legal firm. Being a NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster member means being part of an industry cluster that works towards increased collaboration and innovation among partners and members towards implementing the vision of sustainable growth of seafood production by 2030.


The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research was established in 2003. The Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture is one of the three institutes of HCMR. The institute has land-based and near-shore aquaculture facilities in Crete and is carrying out fundamental and applied research related to aquaculture. The Department of Aquaculture aims on the understanding and the control of the biological mechanisms involved in the rearing process of marine organisms. Furthermore, the department is working towards the development of appropriate production systems, technologies and husbandry methods for all the developmental stages of the reared organisms in close collaboration with the private sector.


UiB is an internationally recognised research university with a staff of ca. 3600, and 15000 students. The Department of Biological Sciences (BIO) is among the largest departments at UiB and undertakes research across a broad range of disciplines including fish biology, fish health, and fish nutrition, and 2/3 of the faculty work in marine science. BIO has the largest production of aquaculture masters and PhD aquaculture students in Norway. The Marine Developmental Biology research group at BIO is chaired by Ivar Rønnestad studies control of appetite, digestive function, endocrine control of digestion, nutrient sensing in the GI-tract, and the gut brain axis in fish. UiB/BIO researcher Dorothy J. Dankel is the leader for the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), dissemination and capacity building work. Dankel is also the “RRI Champion” responsible for integration of RRI across all iFishIENCi technical work.


Verein zur Förderung des Technologietransfers an der Hochschule Bremerhaven e.V. (TTZ) was founded in 1987 in Bremerhaven, Germany as an independent non-profit organisation to serve as practical oriented link between the University of Applied Sciences in Bremerhaven and the regional economy. TTZ is an innovative provider of applied research and development, customer-oriented training and technology transfer services. TTZ has coordinated and participated in the development, negotiation, implementation and management of more than 400 European and international projects, ranging from small and medium scale to large-scale projects. In the field of aquaculture TTZ has experience in sustainable water and wastewater management, development of animal feed recipes, recycling of deployed feed, sensory tests of aquaculture products, process- and facility optimization, feasibility studies and cost benefit analysis.


VITAFORT Co. Ltd. is a corporate company in the Hungarian feed industry under the name of VITAFORT in 1989. Today Vitafort is one of the key actors working in the field of animal nutrition in Hungary. VITAFORT Co. Ltd. has a unique and full-scaled feed production facility in Dabas producing and selling premixes and complete feeds for all species. The Company offers a full range of product covering vitamins, mineral supplements, premixes, super-premixes, supplements and concentrates, complete feed and milk replacers.  The VITAFORT Group has companies in Moldova and Romania and VITAFORT AgroAsis implements the agriculture and aquaculture aid programme of Hungary in Laos.

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