SPARK: How to move academic innovation to the next level?

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Oslo Cancer Cluster, NORIN, Oslo Medtech and Nansen Neuroscience Network invite all members to participate at our mutual seminar & workshop on academic innovation inspired by the Stanford’s SPARK Program.



09:00-09:15 Why is academic innovation important for the Norwegian healthcare and biomedical clusters?
Welcome and Introduction by Chairperson
Guttorm Haraldsen, University of Oslo, Inst. For Clinical Medicine / NORIN – Norwegian Inflammation Network
09:15-09:30 What is required to make excellent academic research “investable”?
Introduction from an investor’s perspective
 Sveinung Hole, Managing Partner Sarsia Seed
09:30-10:15 SPARK: Stanford’s academic innovation process Daria Mochly-Rosen, Prof. in Translational Medicine, Stanford University
10:15-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:30 SPARK – case studies and lessons learned
Daria Mochly-Rosen, Stanford University
11:30-12:30 Networking lunch
Part II: Academic Innovation: Challenges and opportunities in Norway
12:30-13:30 Insights from universities & university hospitals – Inger Sandlie; Group Leader, Centre for Immune Regulation, UiO
– Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes, Prof. Medical Technology, Head of Dept. Circulation and Medical Imaging, NTNU
– Stener Kvinnsland, Admin. Director Helse Bergen (until 09/2015); Chairman of the Board, Oslo University Hospital
13:30-13:45 Insights from Inven2, Norway’s largest TTO  Ole Kristian Hjelstuen; CEO
 13:45-14:00 Insights from the Research Council  Anne-Kjersti Fahlvik; Executive Director
Division for Innovation, The Research Council of Norway
14:00 Conclusions and closure of the first part Guttorm Haraldsen
 Coffee and networking break
 Part III: Panel Discussion – How to join forces for optimizing academic innovation in Norway?
 14:30-16:00  PANEL DISCUSSION (open to all attendees)
– Lessons learned at Stanford and in Norway
– Optimising academic innovation in Norway -> the way forward
Moderator: Tom Pike
– Daria Mochly-Rosen, Stanford SPARK
–  Ole Kristian Hjelstuen, Inven2
– Anne-Kjersti Fahlvik, Research Council
–  Stener Kvinnsland, Helse Bergen / OUS
– Morten Dæhlen, Dean MatNat, UiO



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