Oslo Cancer Cluster Incubator has joined a new national health mentor program to help Norwegian startups connect with the right experts.
Are you a health startup? Do you need help to get going? Eight health clusters and incubators have joined forces to provide mentors and specialist knowledge to Norwegian health startups, through the new health mentor program from Innovation Norway. One of them is Oslo Cancer Cluster Incubator.
Bjørn Klem, general manager of Oslo Cancer Cluster Incubator, commented:
“Innovation Norway’s new health mentor program is a good scheme for startups that need help to establish their company. Access to a network of health mentors give the companies the opportunity to get tailor-made guidance in a very challenging development phase.”
This is the first time Innovation Norway offers a mentor program for a specific industry. The scheme is a pilot project for year 2020. Bård Stranheim, responsible for the mentor program in Innovation Norway, said:
“Good mentors are an important key to growth. This scheme will give high-quality mentors. Maybe this pilot project will be the basis of a new model to connect world-class mentors with Norwegian startups to prepare them for international growth.”
The health mentor program consists of:
- Nansen Neuroscience Network,
- Norway Health Tech,
- UIO Life Science (SPARK),
- Oslo Cancer Cluster Incubator,
- The Life Science Cluster,
- Norwegian Smart Care Cluster.