The Oslo Cancer Cluster Management Team has significant industry experience and builds on a strong national and international network.
Ketil F. Widerberg, MBA, is General Manager of Oslo Cancer Cluster. He builds on a long experience in realizing new projects within oncology in the biopharmaceutical company Photocure ASA in collaboration with academic institutions and international commercial partners.
Ketil has a broad operational experience ranging from explorative project management to being responsible for business development.
Widerberg’s educational background spans from preclinical medical school to management studies. He also holds a MBA from the University of Cambridge.
Jutta Heix, Head of International Affairs at the Oslo Cancer Cluster, is a life science professional with more than 20 years of industry experience. She holds a PhD from the University of Heidelberg / German Cancer Research Center and worked in different Business Development positions in international pharma and biotech companies prior to joining Oslo Cancer Cluster.
Jutta is responsible for the cluster’s international collaboration and initiatives and provides innovation and business development support to Oslo Cancer Cluster and Incubator members. As a co-gounder of the Norwegian program, she is a member of the SPARK Norway and SPARK Europe management teams. She is the project lead of the Norwegian Precision Cancer Medicine Implementation Consortium CONNECT, a public-private collaboration driving the implementation of precision cancer medicine.
Charlotte Wu Homme
Charlotte Wu Homme is responsible for Membership & Events for Oslo Cancer Cluster. This includes the management of memberships and the implementation of events, including symposiums, international meetings, and specialized visits.
Homme worked with international organizations while posted in the U.S, Norway, and throughout Asia. They include: The Economist, The World Bank, Johns Hopkins University, and Sanofi Norway.
She attained a Master of Science from The George Washington University, School of Business and Public Management while serving as the first appointed "Director of Advertising" for University Administration across 7 schools.
Bente Prestegård is Project Manager in Oslo Cancer Cluster, where she mainly works on the educational agreement with Ullern Upper Secondary School and oncology clinical studies.
Bente has a background from business administration, as a pharmaceutical sales representative and she has worked with collaboration agreements between Oslo University Hospital and the pharmaceutical industry.
Wenche Gerhardsen is responsible for communications in the cluster and incubator, including e.g. our webpages, social media, media-relations and marketing.
She has previously worked at The Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) as Senior Advisor and Communications Advisor and she has a background as a news- and science journalist. Her master’s degree is in political science. You can read more about Wenche’s background at LinkedIn.
Sofia Lindén is responsible for producing the content for digital communications in the cluster, including articles, photographs and videos for the websites and social media platforms.
She has previously worked at the Nordic publishing company Orage as Swedish Print Editor and Digital Project Manager. She also holds a master degree in International Journalism from City University London. Find out more about Sofia by visiting her LinkedIn.
Eirin Bragstad is Main Accountant of Oslo Cancer Cluster, Oslo Cancer Cluster Incubator and the Norwegian Radium Hospital Research Foundation.
Building on a 10-year experience in cancer research, Marine is responsible for strengthening the national and international ecosystem, and for promoting new collaborations around EU funding opportunities. Her missions also include advising Oslo Cancer Cluster members on their strategy and supporting them in building their proposal and implementing their projects.
Jeanmougin holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and has worked as a researcher in various international institutions, including in France and Norway. Find out more about Marine by visiting her LinkedIn.
Dave is responsible for assisting Membership & Events for Oslo Cancer Cluster. This includes supporting member projects and the facilitating of events, including international visits, educational events, and seminars.
Dave has many years of experience within different areas of the public sector, retail banking, business management and entrepreneurship. Dave enjoys using his skills to help build productive, collaborative relationships.