EIT Food welcomes FishFrom Ltd as one of its partners in projects to accelerate innovation in sustainable aquaculture.
EIT Food, established by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), is building an inclusive and innovative community of diverse food sector partners, to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.
EIT Food’s sustainable aquaculture competition launched in December 2020 in order to strengthen the innovation portfolio of its 2021-2023 Business Plan and to expand its partner community, in what is the fastest growing form of food production. A total of 85 organisations from within and outside the EIT Food community participated in the competition. Of these, 32 project proposals were submitted for evaluation against their potential impact to fast-track sustainability within aquaculture.
As a result of the competition, FishFrom Ltd is delighted to have been selected to join the 18 new partners who will be joining EIT Food to expand and strengthen its community in aquaculture.
Fishfrom Ltd is part of a consortium which includes the University of Trento (Italy), University of Bologna (Italy) and Hub Innovazione Trentino (Italy), which, under the title “Just Add Water”, is utilising world-leading technology to minimise environmental impact and maximise fish welfare of farmed salmon, by growing Atlantic salmon in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), throughout the EU.
The project will aim to expand and commercialise its technology that improves animal welfare and product quality and accommodates many fish species across multiple geographical locations.
Andrew Robertson, Director, FishFrom Ltd, said:
“Commercial businesses do not always get the chance to meet and collaborate with academia but through the EIT Food network we’ve found the perfect partners to address one of the formidable challenges in growing fish in RAS. To have then been awarded funding to develop, commercialise and exploit this technology is absolutely fantastic.”