Innovation in Icelandic Food and Cosmetic Products

Innovation and the development of novel, high-value products through improved utilization of side products from traditional food production and processing. Start-up companies and initiatives. Arnheiður Eyþórsdóttir PhD student at University of Akureyri is engaged in bioprospecting and the search for bioactive products in organisms of the hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor of Eyjafjörður in North-Iceland. Several other staff are involved in various research in this field.



Hjörleifur Einarsson

Professor at University of Akureyri


Hjörleifur Einarsson is a Food Microbiologist and has been involved in research on the quality and safety of food, applied microbiology, bioprospecting and enzyme technology research related to the food industry for over 30 years.