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Oslo Universitetssykehus



Kari J. Kværner, Director of Innovation, Professor, MD, PhD, MHA
As one of the founders of the Oslo Clinic of Innovation, Kari J Kværner is employed as the Director of Innvoation at Oslo University Hospital and Professor at the Univeristy of Oslo. She has considerable experience within business devlopment and innovation management, as former vice president of technology transfer, her own start-up company and through her involvement in in several networks  and working groups nationally and internationally to facilitate medical innovation. With a clinical spesialty in ear-nose and throat diseases, a masters degree within health management and research experience within epidemiology, clinical studies and and health assessment, she is as experienced researcher with expteded international collaborators. The past year she has devloped the concept of early innovation and culture stimulation to speed up the innovation process within health care.


Mona Rønningsen, administration secretary.
Authorized health secretary with many years experience from working in the health care sector. Her main tasks at the Department for Innovation is to support and coordinate, report and follow up activities in the Department for Innovation and in KASK

  Christoffer Ellingsen MSc, E.E.
Many years experience in medical technology, including standardisations and risk analysis. Broad knowledge of internal processes and routines in hospitals after many years work in Rikshospitalet and now Oslo Universitetssykehus.  Good understanding of technology transfer and business development after 10 years as senior advisor in Medinnova AS, a company dedicated to commercialization of biomedical research.

Leiv Sandvik, professor II in biostatistics
MSc in mathematical statistics from University in Bergen, PhD in epidemiology from University in Oslo. Senior researcher in biostatistics at Oslo University Hospital. Nine years experience as a private consultant in medical innovation, working primarily with financing medical innovations at an early stage. Experience from several years employment in international pharmaceutical companies plus own start-up company with up to 15 employees for 14 years before sold to a larger company. Have attained patent status on 2 inventions. His present research has focus on developing new statistical methods in medical imaging, aiming at commercialisation.


Om sykehuset

Oslo University Hospital is owned by The South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority and consists of the previous University Hospital Trusts: Aker, Rikshospitalet and Ullevål. More than 20,000 personnel are employed at more than 70 locations.

The hospital has a number of national functions, multi-regional functions and national competence centres.
Responsible for a significant proportion of all medical research and training of health care personnel in Norway.

Link til Oslo Universitetssykehus.