Cathrine Ro Heuch and Per Morten Sandset are new members of the board at Norway Health Tech. Roe Heuch is the founder of the NTNU spin-off Nordic Brain Tech, while Sandset is vice-chancellor at the University of Oslo.
Cathrine Ro Heuch (29) is the general manager and co-founder of Nordic Brain Tech, which was established in 2019. Since its inception, Nordic Brain Tech has been part of Aleap, Norway Health Tech, Startuplab and the health ecosystem in Oslo. Nordic Brain Tech develops a medical software and hardware solution for the treatment of headaches and migraines. Ro Heuch is already head of Norway Health Tech’s resource group for exports to Germany.
– I wanted to join the board to represent the start-up companies in Norway Health Tech, which make up a large part of the total members. In addition, I want to be a driving force to establish a good home market for digital therapies in Norway and “prescription apps”, and a stronger investor environment in digital health, says Ro Heuch.
Per Morten Sandset (66) is a trained doctor and professor of medicine. Since 2017, he has been vice-rector for research and innovation at the University of Oslo.
– The board of Norway Health Tech sets the course for the cluster, we depend on active members contributing with their competence and experience. We are therefore very happy to bring such resourceful people to the board at NHT. We look forward to working together to develop the cluster further for the good of all our members, says chairman Iacob Mathiesen.
Nis Johannsen, head of digital innovation at Helse Sør-Øst RHF, was elected as the new deputy chair of Norway Health Tech with a term of office until the ordinary general assembly 2024.
Kjell Are Furnes and Hilde Nebb will step down from the board after the end of their term of office. Both have been very valuable contributors to the board of Norway Health Tech and are thanked for their commitment.