One of the fields which the The Junior Achievement programme in 2017 will focus on is food and ocean entrepreneurship. The Iceland Ocean Cluster has partnered with JA Iceland to create more new student businesses in this field in the years to come. The IOC will provide mentors and part work space for the young entrepreneurs to work on their ideas and use the cluster network to connect the student entrepreneurs with companes and investors. Founded in 2001 when Young Enterprise Europe and Junior Achievement International Europe merged, JA works with the education and business communities as well as governments to provide young people from primary school to university with experiences that build the skills and competences they will need to succeed in a global economy. The programme has reached 3.5 million students in 39 countries.