The first NICE seminar took place in Bergen on the 6th of December 2016.

In the last years, the industrial production of insects for food and feed purposes increased in Europe. NICE is a network for all the stakeholders within the insect industry in Nordic countries, funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

“NICE represents a new and exciting arena where many different disciplines can meet”-says Erik-Jan Lock, researcher at NIFES and leader of NICE.

The network will organize five seminars over a period of three years, which will take place in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. The first NICE seminar was arranged in Bergen (Norway) on the 6th of December 2016. Important topics were discussed such as sustainability of the insect industry, insects for food and feed purposes as well as how the insect cuisine is seen by the public.


Clarion Hotel Admiral, C. Sundts gate 9, Bergen
December 6th 2016
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10:00 – 10:15 Welcome

10:15 – 10:45 From Tanzania to Norway: experiences of a pupa start-up
Alexander Solstad Ringheim, InvertaPro

10:45 – 11:15 Will we find insect meal in salmon feed?
May-Helen Holme, EWOS

11:15 – 11:45 Ocean Forest – from waste to high value products; how to increase the sustainability of aquaculture
Harald Sveier, Ocean Forest

11:45 – 12:15 Status on insects as food and feed in Norway
Mette Lorentzen, Norwegian Authority on Food Safety

14:00 – 14:30 The strategic safety concept for insects in feed
Olivier Fumière, Walloon Agicultural Research Centre

14:30 – 15:00 Sweden’s bioeconomy hatching out?
Finn Englund, SP Technical research institute of Sweden

15:00 – 15:30 Status in Finland – focus on consumer studies
Jaakko Korpela, University of Turku

15:30 – 16:00 Status in Denmark – focus on nutrition and life cycle assessment
Nanna Roos, University of Copenhagen

16:00 – 17:00 Plenary discussion and closing remarks