INAQ, which provides advisory services to seafood companies and related businesses, has recruited Vegard Aksnes as a senior advisor within the strategic business area of Technology, starting from the first of February.
Vegard Aksnes worked in SINTEF Ocean since 2010. He was a research manager, researcher, and project manager. According to INQ, during the last nine years, he has managed research groups within marine structures, marine operations, and aquaculture structures.
Also, he was the director of SFI BLUES, a center for research-based innovation on the next generation of ocean structures for renewable energy, aquaculture, and coastal infrastructure.
INAQ CEO, Nina Santi, said: "We are very happy to have Vegard joining the INAQ team. The fish farming industry is developing new production technology and moving towards exposed locations, which requires different competence and a strong focus on risk management."
Finally, Aksnes stated: "I am excited to join INAQ's skilled and multidisciplinary team and to support the seafood industry in future developments. The aquaculture industry is strong in technology development, and I am looking forward to assisting clients in Norway and abroad with strategic challenges within technological development, research, and innovation, together with INAQ's experts in finance, biology, and sustainability."
In more detail, INAQ helps seafood companies with strategic development and assists owners and investors with transactions within the sector, with technological assessments as a key part.
INAQ also assists the supplier industry, both well-established companies and companies that want to expand their market to include the seafood industry.