AKVAsmart scoop innovation prize at Aqua Nor Published: 10 August, 2005
Norwegian technology and services company AKVAsmart was awarded the Nor-Fishing Foundation Innovation Prize 2005 at on the opening day of the Aqua Nor exhibition in Trondheim.
The jury said that AKVAsmart unwaveringly follows a clear strategy for product and market development in the field of data systems designed for production management.
The award took place at SeaLab, SINTEF’s brand new centre for marine technology development at Brattøra in Trondheim – a fitting venue both for the Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Svein Ludvigsen, who presented the prize, and for the AKVAsmart staff, who tailor-make data solutions for the aquaculture industry.
AKVAsmart was awarded the prize for their work on the software “Fish Talk”, which helps the fish farmer organise a number of factors in the value chain, from egg to end product. In addition to collecting useful data on feed factors, fish health, traceability, climate, growth and oxygen content in cages, Fish Talk helps to plan production, monitor the financial situation and exercise cost control. All these functions are vital in an industry where small margins determine success or failure. Information is also available via the Internet or by mobile phone.
AKVAsmart has approximately 100 employees and is based in Bryne, near Stavanger and Trondheim. AKVAsmart also has subsidiaries in Chile, Scotland and Canada.
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