Open Innovation Challenge Workshop and funding opportunities – Hamar

12 april
08:30 - 16:00

Hotel First Victoria, Hamar
Strandgaten 21
2317 Hamar

Norway Health Tech together with VRINN VR cluster, Inland Norway Hospital and Terningen Nettverk invite you to an Innovation workshop. The aim is to bring together groups of professionals, whom would otherwise not interact, to transfer knowledge and technologies across industries to unlock the collaborative potential of aerospace, energy, ICT, biotechnology and medical devices for next-generation healthcare solutions.

In this workshop, The Inland Norway Hospital present a challenge from the healthcare sector: How do we ensure the right treatment at the right cost level? How do we increase care value and predictability moving from a “factory model” to a “digital solution shop”, with aims to raise the quality of service, reduce travelling costs and hospital length-of-stay – and at the same time taking care of patient security and ethical issues?

Ideas coming out of this workshop are welcome to apply for the Cross4Health Open Call, deadline May 16th. Selected projects receive support worth in € 60,000 per SME in combination of direct cash funding and innovation services.

Please see the attachments for a brief description of the challenge, and concerning IPR rules and the Cross4Health programme.


08:30-09:00  Attendees arrival and registration

09:00-09:15  Welcome, and introduction to the workshop

09:15-09:30  Workshop methodology

09:30-10:00  Detailed Healthcare challenge description: How do we secure the right treatment at the right level of cost, increase quality of service and reduce costs using a “digital solution shop”? By Inland Norway Hospital.

10:00-12.00  Groups ideation sessions: Challenge owner taking part of discussions.

12:00-13:00  Lunch

13:00-14:30  Plenum discussions of proposed solutions and cross questioning

14:30-15:00  Challenge owner giving feedback – conclude selected solutions/technologies

15:00-15:30  Summary, what can be provided from the project, funding possibilities and way forward


Coffee and refreshments is served during the workshop session.

For further information, please contact Håvard Røste (VRINN), havard@hamarregionen.net, +47 99 60 36 11,
or Pavan K. Sriram, pavan.sriram@norwayhealthtech.com, +47 410 676 57.