Norge - Science Center Health and Technology

Janne Dugstad
+47 909 93 646

Science Centre Health and Technology

The aim of the Science Centre Health and Technology is to develop future solutions for the health and care sector. The centre is owned by the University College of Southeast-Norway and is located in Drammen, Norway. Researchers, users and developers, students, teachers and practitioners, municipalities, health enterprises, organizations and businesses meet in constantly transforming constellations in the Science Centre. This partnership develops new technology, research projects, service innovation and implementation strategies, as well as new forms of education. The Science Centre Health and Technology has unique facilities for simulation training and testing of new technology. The research is user-driven and interdisciplinary, and is published at a high international level.
The Science Centre Health and Technology has three core tasks:
1) Research and innovation, within Digitalization and implementation of health- and welfare technology; Communication, learning and e-health; Innovation, service development and management; and Practical-clinical research
2) Business development and entrepreneurship
3) Education and service design
More information about the Science Centre Health and Technology in this film. Daily updates on Facebook. List of Researchers and employees. List of Publications.
For more than ten years, we have supported start-up companies and SMEs developing new technology for the health- and welfare sector, and facilitated implementation of welfare technology in municipal health- and care sector. For more information, please see this film.
We have been given responsibility and funding from the regional authorities, Buskerud County Council, to broaden the focus to digital health and welfare, and we cooperate with Norway Health Tech. DRIV incubator is partner in our activities, as is the regional chamber of commerce, Næringsforeningen i Drammensregionen. In assisting the companies in reaching the market of health technology, we also cooperate with the regional office of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, Innovation Norway and Norwegian Research Council.
Norwegian authorities have decided to build a new hospital in Drammen, and initiatives for regional development include a strong focus on establishing a health technology cluster. The regional hospital trust, Vestre Viken Helseforetak, is a major partner of ours, and the Science Centre Health and Technology will, along with many partners, move into the health park that is being developed in the Brakerøya area in Drammen. The Science Centre holds a central position in the development of a health technology cluster.
Research and innovation, Professor Hilde Eide, Director of the Science Centre Health and Technology Business development and implementation, Janne Dugstad
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