Will the Norwegian health industry become a so-called growth industry? What kind of position can a Norwegian health industry claim internationally?
These questions are at the core of a new report on the Norwegian health industry, published by Innovation Norway. According to Innovation Norway, health is one of six areas of opportunity for Norwegian export growth.
The Norwegian health industry is already increasing. It had a 57 billion NOK turnover last year, of which 23,6 billion in exports, mostly from companies producing in Norway.
New report out
Oslo Cancer Cluster, Norway Health Tech, Legemiddelindustriforeningen, Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Research Council have recently finished a feasibility study on the strategic position of a Norwegian health industry. 30 key position holders within the industry have contributed to the report, giving their views on how Norway can build a stronger health industry.
Questions to be answered
How should we approach an expansion of the industry? What will become increasingly more important for this industry in the years to come? How should the public system contribute?
These questions will also appear in our meeting about the Norwegian health industry in Arendal, 16 August. Please join us in Arendal!
Menon Economics has previously published reports about the Norwegian health industry, commissioned by Oslo Cancer Cluster, Norway Health Tech, Legemiddelindustriforeningen, Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Research Council. Their latest report was published in April 2018. That report is available here (in Norwegian).