Event Details

Oslo Cancer Cluster in partnership with Smart Innovation Norway & Oslo Medtech, welcomes you to: BIOMED INFORMATICS workshop. This workshop brings together SMEs from the biopharma/medtech and IT sectors to advance precision medicine through the development of novel digital solutions.

You will also learn more about the PERMIDES & INNOLABS EU projects, offering funding for you as an SME. You can benefit from funding up to EUR 60.000 to accelerate the digitalisation of biopharma, biotech and health sectors. Biopharma/medtech SMEs can share the IT related needs and discuss with potential IT partners. IT companies can pitch their expertise e.g. Big Data, machine learning, data protection and find novel partners from the healthcare sector.

TRAVEL VOUCHERS: This event is FREE to attend, and provides small & medium-sized enterprises with the opportunity to establish contacts with potential cooperation partners. PERMIDES offers a travel support (max. 200€ for national, max. 1.800€ for international travels) for SMEs participating in the workshop. Please find travel voucher application here. Send-in your travel voucher application to

Permides logo

PERMIDES (Personalized Medicine Innovation through Digital Enterprise Solutions) is a H2020 project organized by 3 biopharma and 3 IT clusters from Germany, Austria and Norway. The project aims at bringing together European SMEs from the biopharmaceutical and IT sector to develop of novel digital solutions addressing challenges along the biopharma value chain. Biopharma SMEs can benefit from innovation vouchers with a value of up to EUR 60,000 and IT SMEs can benefit from this funding via collaborations with one or more biopharma partners. For more information visit

Innolabs logoINNOLABS (INNOvative LABS for leveraging cross capacity building between healthcare and ICT sectors) project aims to foster collaboration, transfer of knowledge and opportunities among SMEs from different countries and sectors in order to develop, improve and deliver disruptive technologies mainly related to mHealth, personalized healthcare and ageing populations. INNOLABS will select more than 100 innovative project ideas to accelerate and further support monetarily and with innovation services.


12:30 – 13:00 Registration and Welcome

Gupta Udatha – Oslo Cancer Cluster

13:00 – 13:15 Introduction to PERMIDES & INNOLABS projects

  • Jutta Heix – Oslo Cancer Cluster
  • Waqar Ahmed – Oslo Medtech
13:15 – 13:40 Cheminformatics and its Applications on Modern Drug Discovery

Irene Kouskoumvekaki – CSBJ Consultancy Solutions

13:40 – 14:00 A new wave of data driven Health innovation is here – How Distributed Ledgers / Blockchain, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence enable patient centric care

Wilfried Pimenta – Alpha Venturi and IOTA Foundation

14:00 – 15:30





  • PERMIDES Matchmaking platform demo & Funding opportunities
  • 1-Minute-Pitches by the participating companies
  • 1-1   Matchmaking meetings

SMEs from the biopharmaceutical and IT sector that are participating in this workshop will discuss the collaborative opportunities to develop novel digital solutions addressing challenges along the biopharma value chain.

15:30 – 15:40 Break
15:40 – 16:00 INNOLABS acceleration program and guidelines for participation

Waqar Ahmed – Oslo Medtech

16:00 – 16:30 Summary and short list for prospective funding proposals from the participants



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