Calling all interested stakeholders in Norway! Alesund: Local Innovation Systems Converting waste fishing nets into products Stakeholder workshop

27th November 2019
Teft Lab

Workshop co-organised NTNU and The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, UCA Business School within the Blue Circular Economy project


There is a growing recognition of the problems associated with waste fishing nets, ropes, components and peripherals (FNRCPs) worldwide. In March 2019, the European Union (EU) passed the Single Use Plastics Directive that included the requirements for Member States in Europe to establish ‘producer responsibility’ schemes to take back and recycle fishing nets. The workshop aims to bring together stakeholders from both business and fishing communities in Alesund (and outside) to interact, and then discuss the opportunities and challenges related to converting waste FNRCPs into business opportunities in Alesund (and outside).


To present, discuss and enable
Local innovation ecosystems and fishing community/networks in Alesund
Interaction between stakeholders in Alesund
Business opportunities related to converting waste FNRCPs into products and start-ups in Alesund
BCE_Lab: an innovation lab concept aimed at generating products from waste FNRCPs


To book your place email Ros on

Further information including agenda can be found here

For more information contact:
Ros Carruthers
The Centre for Sustainable Design ®
Business School for the Creative Industries
+44 (0) 1252 892772