Trondheim becomes powerhouse for health tech

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Trondheim Tech Port and the health cluster Norway Health Tech have received funding from Innovation Norway to establish a hub-node for health technology in Trondheim. 

The funds have been allocated through Innovation Norway’s cluster programme. Trondheim Tech Port (TTP) and Norway Health Tech (NHT) won the award in competition with 18 other applicants.

In practice, the hub-node status means that TTP must utilize synergies in the regional health ecosystem.

Read the press release from Innovation Norway and the Ministry of Education and Science here

– This is very good news for Trondheim and for Norwegian health technology! We know that new technological solutions are one of the keys to the staffing crisis in the health sector. Trondheim has strong technological value chains in a number of areas such as sensors, microelectronics, data processing, autonomy, AI, ultrasound and nanotechnology. All technologies are important in the development and digitization of the health service of the future, says Line Berg, who is head of innovation and health at TTP.

The funds from Innovation Norway will strengthen the cooperation between TTP and the cluster NHT, and help the Trondheim community connect to a national and international market. CEO of NHT, Lena Nymo Helli, looks forward to a closer cooperation:

– With this project, we will increase the pace for better public-private cooperation, easier access to competent investment capital, contribute to increased national production of medical devices and work for more predictable and faster regulatory approval in the use of artificial intelligence, says Nymo Helli and Berg.

Nymo Helli adds that NHT has extensive experience in helping health technology companies enter export markets such as Germany, Great Britain, the USA and Asia, and that the hub-node project will, among other things, contribute to the Trondheim environment gaining improved access to the international markets .

TTP and NHT will also collaborate on organizing conferences in the two cities. On June 6th, the health technology conference will be held during Trondheim Tech Week in Trondheim. On June 13th and 14th The Healthtech Festival, which is Norway’s largest meeting place for health technology companies and ecosystems, will be held in Oslo Science Park.

Several of the initiators of the hub-node project recently gathered during Helseinnovasjonsfrokost in Trondheim. From left: Knut Løkke (My Workout), Line Berg (Trondheim Tech Port), Trond Nordby (WTW), Marius Widerøe (NTNU Helse), Øystein Risa (SINTEF Helse) and Lena Nymo Helli (Norway Health Tech). Photo: Lyana Håberg Nedialkova, Trondheim Tech Port.


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