A dedicated oncology cluster

Oslo Cancer Cluster is an oncology research and industry cluster dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients by accelerating the development of new cancer diagnostics and treatments.

We are a national non-profit member organisation with more than 90 members. Our member base comprises university hospitals, research centres, patient organisations, start-ups and biotech companies, global pharma and technology companies, investors, financial institutions as well as service providers – all working in the cancer field. Jointly, they cover the entire oncology value chain, from exploratory research to delivering novel therapeutics and diagnostics to patients worldwide.

Norwegian Centre of Expertise

In 2007, we became a Norwegian Centre of Expertise. Since then, we have developed into a strong biotech cluster well positioned in the global oncology industry. In 2021, we achieved the label “Mature Cluster” within the Norwegian Innovation Clusters programme. The world class research environment in cancer immunotherapy, a growing pipeline of preclinical and clinical stage assets, and the presence of several pharma, technology and IT companies, strengthen the cluster’s position as an international knowledge and innovation hub in the cancer field.

Our Incubator environment

Around 30 of the members are gathered in the Oslo Cancer Cluster Incubator, situated in the Oslo Cancer Cluster Innovation Park. We share the innovation park with Ullern Upper Secondary School, the Cancer Registry of Norway, and Oslo University Hospital.

Next door is the Oslo University Hospital (Radiumhospitalet) and its Institute for Cancer Research – a leading comprehensive cancer center in Northern Europe accredited by the OECI. Oslo Cancer Cluster closely collaborates with the hospital, the Institute for Cancer Research, and the Norwegian Cancer Registry, and has a long-term school-industry collaboration with Ullern Upper Secondary School.

Our topics and projects 

We use global connections and national advantages to help get the right treatment to the right patient at the right time, and we are dedicated to this mission through a number of projects, completed and ongoing. Our reoccurring topics include precision medicine, public-private collaborations, and digitisation of biopharma and diagnostics companies. Please have a look at our Projects page to learn more.