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iFishIENT is an ambitious and timely initiative, gathering research institutes, universities, fish farmers, technical and service providers and industry clusters to enable the aquaculture sector as a whole to take advantages of potential and insights digitalization can offer.

Through the integration of biology and technology, we will provide novel tools to optimise fish health and welfare, production, growth and reduce losses and production risk. Moreover, iFishIENT will deliver unique open Internet-of-things (IoT)/Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology platform and relevant expertise, supplying both technology companies and fish-farmers with an innovation motorway for smart, welfare-friendly operations, e.g. smart feeding, and smart management, targeting micro and macro level optimizations of production from the cage, to site and regional scales. Standardised, holistic, real-time, data is the only way to exploit computing capabilities enabling a complete understanding and control over fish farms and their environments.

On 25 September 2019, we submitted the proposal for a new Centre for Research-Based Innovation. The centre will launch in late 2020, provided it receives a grant from the Research Council of Norway.

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25.09.19 - 11.06.20

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In June 2020 the Norwegian Research Council will announce their final funding decision. The purpose of the Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI) is to build up and strengthen Norwegian research groups that work in close collaboration with partners from innovative industry and public enterprises.

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