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Marelife NEWS December 2012

  1. 1. NASF PRE-CONFERENCE • March 6 • 2012 The MareLife News Christmas Letter from Marelife • December • 2012 MERRY CHRISTMAS! NEW YEAR, NEW VISIONS! NASFBiomarineInnovation Day2013-March5, Bergen PICTURE: Researcher Helena Hauge from the Norwegian Veter- inary Institute presenting a forefront project on the Dec. 11 DNA Vaccine Seminar organized by The Nor- wegian Biotechnology Advisory Board and MareLife. Photo: Gorm K. Gaare
  2. 2. Christmas Letter from Marelife • December • 20122 LOOKING FORWARD... Afteraneventful2012weenter 2013withsummitand symposium It is Christmas Season and the year end is nearing 2012, and we would like to mention acchievements in a remarkably eventful year on innovation efforts for MareLife and allies. This is 2012 at a glance: • All time success NASF 2012 with accompanying MareLife Innovation Seminar • Operational R&D and innovation projects in all marine sectors, some of which of large scale (Fishery, Aquaculture, Ingredients/Biotech) • Assisting around 20 start ups with business planning, IPR matters etc • Arranged two successful miniseminar within traceability and DNA vaccines • Launching and running the life science cross sector project BioVerdi, focusing on actions for increased value creation in all bioeconomies (marine, agri, processindustry and medicine) • Launch of Norways R&D and innovation strategy for the marine sector, HAV21, behind which efforts from MareLife’s and Storby Marin’s allies were instrumental • Entering into new phases on international network building: Nordic, North Atlantic, European and Global, new legal bodies establised and more to come with MareLife involved to be launched 2013. A prosperous new year is coming up with increased efforts to move forward on biomarine innovation. These events and projects are one the agenda in the first quarter 2013: • Academy of Science Symposium, Oslo January 30 on Ocean riches. • MareLife Biomarine Innovation Summit at North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) March 5-7 Bergen • Preparing for new innovation and industrial projects in the sector • Main milestone report from BioVerdi: proposed action short list and accompanying launching conference mid or late April ...TO A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR! Greetingsand acknowledgements The MareLife staff wishes our Board of Directors, ad hoc advisors and all members and allies a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! We also want to express our sincere thanks to the above groups and to granting entities for crucial important engagements and support, without which we could not have moved any of the above undertakings. Together with you we are ready to take MareLife substantially forward in 2013. Carl Seip Hanevold (Chair) Jon Aulie (Senior Advisor Marine Biotech) Erik Lopez Fedde (Project Manager) Øystein Lie (Executive Manager) MareLife Executive Manager, Prof. Øystein Lie. Photo: Gorm K. Gaare