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Alesund: Local Innovation Systems

Converting waste fishing nets into products

25th April 2019
10.00 – 13.00


Stakeholders from the local innovation community/systems and fishing community/ networks in Alesund, Norway and other interested parties from outside Alesund.


To present and discuss

Workshop leaders

Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, University for the Creative Arts
Dr Richard Glavee-Geo, NNTU


10.00 Presentation

10.15 Local Alesund Systems: Discussion over the local innovation ecosystem and local fishing community/networks in Alesund e.g. who are the stakeholders, what is the experience, what works, what doesn’t work, what are the issues, etc

11.00 BCE_Lab Concept: an innovation lab focused on converting waste FNRCPs into products

11.15 Coffee & networking

11.30 Work groups to consider the issues related to the development of a business model for a BCE_Lab in Alesund

12.20 Presentations (3 minute pitches by each group)

12.40 Discussion

13.00 Close


The workshop is organised by NNTU and The Centre for Sustainable Design® at UCA as part of the Blue Circular Economy project which is funded by Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme (European Regional Development Fund) that is being organised between 2018-2021.


The workshop is free. To book your place email Ros on

More information

Ros Carruthers
The Centre for Sustainable Design ®
+44 (0) 1252 892772

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