You can win the Innovation Award 2024 of NOK 100 000!

You can win the Innovation Award 2024 of NOK 100 000!

26. January 2024  ·  Ukategorisert

In order to standardize and simplify the application process, we created an application form that all applicants must use.

Who can apply?

Companies from Norway and abroad that supply equipment or services to the fishing industry are invited to apply for the Innovation Award. Individuals in and outside the fishing industry are also welcome to apply. The prize of NOK 100,000 is awarded to the winner with the best innovative product or service for the industry.

In this way, the Nor-Fishing Foundation wants to stimulate R&D in companies and among individuals. Research institutions can therefore not be applicants for the Innovation Award. The company or individual still has the opportunity to collaborate with the research community to perform the necessary laboratory tests or similar.

Applied projects must have innovation that brings the industry or parts of it forward and that can provide significant benefits within one or more of these areas; environment and sustainability, fish and sea, fish health, safety for crew, facilities and vessels, gains in economics, efficient operations and market development.

Application requirements

The project on which the application is based must be owned by the applicant.

The last deadline for applying for the Innovation Award is 15 May 2024, but we would like you to send us your application well in advance of the deadline.

Send your application to
Mark your e-mail with Nor-Fishing Innovation Award 2024

Do you have questions in connection with your application?

Please contact: Head of the Jury, Mr. Oddbjørn Rødsten,

The jury for the Innovation Award 2024 consists of the following members:

  • Kjell Maroni, FHF
  • Jan Henrik Sandberg, Norwegian Fishermen’s Association
  • Oddvar Staulen, Innovation Norway
  • Kari Lisbeth Fjørtoft, Hofseth International

The winner of the Innovation Award 2024 will be announced at Nor-Fishing on 20 August.
The award ceremony will be during the opening ceremony. The presentation can be seen on Nor-Fishing’s digital platform (YouTube).

Previous winners of the Nor-Fishing Foundation Innovation Award have stated that the Award has been an important inspiration for motivation and R&D in companies and among entrepreneurs, and last but not least, as a reference in marketing and sales to important fishing nations.


If you, as an applicant for the Innovation Prize, plan to apply for patent protection for your invention, it is crucial to get the patent application approved that the technology/project has not been publicly published in advance. As an example, publication at a trade fair, in a conference, in a journal or the like is mentioned. If you have already submitted a patent application that covers the invention you are submitting to the innovation award, this will be unproblematic. Otherwise see the Norwegian Patent Office´s webside

Read about the vessel ECOFIVE, recipient of the 2022 Innovation Award here.