Oslo has a long tradition of research and development in health and has during the last two decades seen an upswing in the number of biotech start-ups.

The health startup ecosystem is well-developed and the city is full of science parks, incubators and research facilities with health and life-science focus. The health industry’s key sectors in the region include oncology, immunotherapy, diagnostic and Medtech. The city has a science park and organizations dedicated to cancer research. The Oslo Cancer Cluster, Innovation Park and Incubator are the key organisations that gather the entire oncology value chain. Research institutions, university hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, biotech start-ups, technology companies, service providers and other health organizations are well-connected. In the city, global pharmaceutical companies support start-ups through different collaboration opportunities. To give a few examples, Astra Zeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, GE Health, Janssen, Merck, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer and Roche are represented in the region.

Oslo region

The Health Ecosystem Mapping is a project created and developed by Upgraded, powered by Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council and turned interactive by Joseph Donnell Benjamin of TechBBQ. 

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