The accolade was awarded by Innovasjonsmagasinet, Norway’s leading innovation magazine, which ranked 25 of Norway’s most innovative companies. Itera, Nortura, Norwegian, Kahoot! and Schibsted were also on the list for 2017 and DNV GL took the title home in 2016.
The jury stated that: "Aker BioMarine, an integrated biotechnology company, has taken a global market leader position in krill-based ingredients. Aker BioMarine’s recognition as a top innovator is a result of many things. Sustainability and traceability are imperative to their business model and the company has complete control over its value chain. Innovation and education are key driving forces behind the company’s success."