Marel and Iceland Ocean Cluster join hands to promote innovation

Marel is pleased to announce an agreement that formalizes its cooperation with the Iceland Ocean Cluster to build stronger networks, create new business opportunities and promote innovation in the seafood processing and marine industries over the next two years.

Marel is the first technology supplier to enter into a cooperation agreement with the Ocean Cluster. The agreement, signed earlier in 2018, sets out the roles, responsibilities and benefits for both parties and aims to increase opportunities through cooperation.

The Ocean Cluster concept is based on the idea of bringing people together from different parts of the marine sector to nurture connections between entities for the mutual benefit of all parties and to encourage the creation of new entities when gaps or new opportunities are identified. In short, to combine forces and, by doing so, become stronger.

One important consequence of this level of cooperation is the collective creation of more value from marine resources. For the fish processing industry, this means creating more value out of each fish caught, and Marel is proud to support the Iceland Ocean Cluster’s goal of 100% utilization.

The Iceland Ocean Cluster is the first unit of the Ocean Cluster Network, with other clusters already including the New England Ocean Cluster in Maine and the New Bedford Ocean Cluster in Massachusetts. The Northern Norway Ocean Cluster in Batsfjord and the Seattle Ocean Cluster are the next Ocean Clusters set to be established.

 

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