The Omega 3 industry leader
Omegaland’s objective is to develop the great potential of Omega-3 products. Through collaboration, innovation and commercialization, the industry situated on the north-western coast of Norway aims to strengthen its position as world leader within processing of marine oils for human consumption and health products.
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More and more consumers are becoming aware of the health effects of Omega-3 and the demand is increasing. There is a huge potential for production and product development of Omega-3 dietary supplements, functional food and medicines. The cluster currently accounts for 40 percent of the Omega-3 production world wide. Norwegian companies are included in the value chain and the suppliers are well-known for high quality products.
Common challenges for further development of Norway’s Omega-3 environments are; increased access to raw materials, securing the raw material sources, recruitment of a competent workforce, increased expertise and focus on knowledge. This leads to a strengthening of the capacity and quality within R&D. A partnership has already been etablished with Møreforskning (research institute) and Aalesund University College. The project is already developing common functions to increase capacity and knowledge distribution, such as a common analysis laboratory and documentation for marine oils. Other important initiatives include organizing meeting points and circulation of employees.