Innovation Hangout #1 for academia and industry

Event Details

Welcome to the first-ever Life Science Growth House innovation hangout – a new meeting place for academia and industry. This hangout is a collaboration between UiO Life Science Growth House and Oslo Cancer Cluster. Topic: Tomorrow´s treatment – advancing innovations from academia to industry in cancer and beyond.

Time and place: Apr. 21, 2022 5:00 PM8:00 PMForum auditorium, Oslo Science Park, Gaustadalléen 21, Oslo

For researchers and students at the University of Oslo, researchers at Oslo University Hospital (OUS) and Akershus University Hospital (Ahus), members of Oslo Cancer Cluster, Norway Health Tech, LMI and The Life Science Cluster, the Oslo Science Park community and Oslo Science City partners. Free of charge, but you have to sign up.

Registration deadline 19 April.


Registration, coffee, tea and fruit from 16:30.
The programme in Forum auditorium starts at 17:00.

Stefan Ries

Inspirational talk

by Stefan Ries
PhD, Venture Partner, Versant Ventures, Switzerland. He is a biochemist and tumour biologist by training and has more than 20 years of experience in drug development for oncology.

Anette Weyergang

Role model talk

by Anette Weyergang
Senior scientist, PhD, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital and SPARKee in UiO:Life Science’s innovation programme SPARK Norway, former attendee School of Health Innovation

Short presentations from the organisers about their services

by Ketil Widerberg, CEO, Oslo Cancer Cluster and Hilde Nebb, director, Life Science Growth House

Meet the companies

At this hangout 10 companies that are members of Oslo Cancer Cluster, have been asked to give a 2-minute pitch on their company to let researchers and students know what the company is all about and what they can discuss with representatives from the company at the matchmaking. The companies might for example share their experience on the transition from academia to industry or tell if they are open to collaboration, have plans to expand and if so, what competence they are looking for, or if they are open to hire interns.


The companies are available for matchmaking with researchers and students in the area outside Forum auditorium after the talks and pitches

Food and beverages, and mingling


About the innovation hangouts

The Life Science Growth House will arrange quarterly afternoon/evening-innovation hangouts. This is an informal meeting place where researchers and students from the University of Oslo (UiO) can interact with actors from the public sector, hospitals, companies, mentors, business clusters and incubators within UiO’s innovation ecosystem. We will provide inspirational talks, talks from role models, matchmaking, food and beverages, and mingling.

The overall goal of the Life Science Growth House is to strengthen the innovation culture at UiO to put more knowledge from research to use. With this meeting place, we want to inspire researchers and students, give them self-confidence and knowledge about the innovation process, help them build networks, and facilitate collaboration between academia and industry.

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