The AE2023 Innovation Forum is dedicated to new innovations on the theme of balancing diversity within aquaculture and the wider blue economy. A series of short presentations and pitches from innovation actors, drawn from Clusters, Platforms, Academia and Industry, will introduce initiatives designed to bring together a broad range of stakeholders united in the common goal of knowledge transfer between aquaculture stakeholders. This forum will consider the promotion of research and innovation within the vision for a Community of Practice within European aquaculture.
The Innovation Forum includes a series of specific pitching sessions, showcasing research driven innovations to support aquaculture growth and sustainability. Innovations on breeding and nutrition, generated by projects from the EU H2020 Call “Sustainable European aquaculture 4.0, from AQUAEXCEL3.0 transnational access experiments and from company-driven initiatives demonstrate how collaborative efforts may lead to innovation for the benefit of the entire sector.
10:30 Setting the scene – Planning for Innovation in Aquaculture
Chair: Marc Vandeputte, EAS
Welcome and opening remarks intention of the session.
Marc Vandeputte, EAS, David Bassett, EATiP
Working towards a Community of Practice for Aquaculture Research and Innovation – setting out the vision
Emilia Gargallo Gonzalez, EC DG MARE
11.00 TOOLS TO SUPPORT BEST PRACTICE & INNOVATION TRANSFER
Chair: Marc Vandeputte, EAS
The European Aquaculture Assistance Mechanism: supporting sustainable development of the European aquaculture industry. Examples of best practice from the guidance documents published. The Knowledge Base as an online resource
Aquaculture as a tool to reach the Mission Ocean and Waters objectives Examples of pledged actions in aquaculture.
Claudia Pecoraro, DG RTD (on-line)
11.45 Pitching Session: INNOVATIONS IN BREEDING
Chair: Antti Kause (LUKE)
Selective breeding and genomics - Driver for profitable and sustainable aquaculture production.
Morten Rye (Benchmark Genetics)
Success of breeding programmes in Mediterranean aquaculture species.
Pierrick Haffrey (SYSAAF)
Automatization and robotics in fish trait recording.
Roland Stump (DORSET)
Dialogue with speakers on innovations in Aquaculture Breeding
12.30 Lunch (on your own)
14.00 Pitching Session: INNOVATIONS IN NUTRITION and FEEDING
Chair: Coordinator Luis Conceicao
Solutions to improve health and performance in fish and shrimp culture.
Peter De Schryver (INVE Technologies)
Digital innovations in fish feeding, and waste control
Luis Conceicao (SPAROS) / AquaIMPACT
Novel raw materials for sustainable aquaculture and fish health
Ramon Fontanillas (Skretting AI) AquaIMPACT
Experimental assessment of the fish meal content requirements for Meagre feeds
Ramon Fontanillas (Skretting AI) / AQUAEXCEL3.0
The effect of krill meal inclusion on the growth of juvenile gilthead seabream
Kiranpreet Kaur (Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS / AQUAEXCEL3.0
Metal amino acid complexes as a cost-effective strategy to help reducing fish meal in European seabass diets
Claudia Silva (Zinpro / AQUAEXCEL3.0
Dialogue with speakers on innovations in Aquaculture Feed ingredients
15.30 Research – Industry communities for “innovation in action”
Chair: David Bassett, EATiP
Platform and Partnership approaches to the Blue Economy – uptake of research & innovation for application in the aquaculture sector (moderated panel dialogue)
Blue Invest - Catherine Frideres
EIT Food - Mercedes Groba
Towards decarbonization of aquaculture - Roberto Pastres (University of Venice)
Thematic Smart Specialisation Partnership – Mieke Eggermont (EATiP MiP WG)
FFEFAC - Alex Obach (Skretting)
FABRE TP - Ana Granados
Dialogue with audience
16.45 Wrap up & Closing
Antti Kause (LUKE)
17:00 Cocktail Hour