UAF participates in Nordic Innovation Summit 2023
The University of Alaska Fairbanks participated in panel discussions at the Nordic Innovation Summit in Seattle, organized by the National Nordic Museum. The summit brought together innovators and industry leaders from Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland to discuss emerging trends and challenges in the seafood industry.
A special session titled Sustainability and Technology in the Fisheries Sector: The Icelandic Approach—and a US Perspective, featured a panel moderated by Erlingur Guðleifsson of the UAF Alaska Blue Economy Center. The panel focused on "Added Value in the Seafood Industry," with experts sharing their insights on the latest trends and future prospects for sustainability, value-added processing, and co-product innovation.
Guðleifsson is funded through a collaboration between UAF ABEC, ACEP, and Center ICE to identify applied research opportunities in the fisheries and energy sectors. The partnership has led to ongoing discussions with Reykjavík University and industry stakeholders committed to mutually beneficial economic development in Iceland and Alaska.