Course in Health Innovation for professors/PIs - December 5-7 in Oslo

2018-12-0510:30 to 2018-12-0715:00 Hotel Holmenkollen Park, OsloOtherUBE - Unit for Bioentrepreneurship

The School of Health Innovation would like to welcome our professors/PIs to a condensed course in Health Innovation, December 5-7, 2018 in Olso, Norway.

The School of Health Innovation is a collaborate initiative between UIO, NTNU and KI.

We aim to provide life science researchers and clinicians with tools and insight into how innovation can be put to work for the benefit of patients, the healthcare system and our society. We have since 2017 delivered courses to life science phds, post-docs and clinicians from our Nordic universities. Now the time has come to offer a condensed course in Health Innovation for our professors/PIs.

There are only 20 slots available for this course.


Please sign by November 23rd, by sending your CV to our project manager for School of Health Innovation, Samer Yammine.
E.mail: Samer.yammine@ki.se 

There is no course fee, and accommodation is booked and covered for by The School of Health Innovation for the duration of the course. Please note that participants have to book their own travel and cover travel expenses to the venue.

Program December 5, 11:00-18:00

Welcome from UIO, KI, and NTNU

Presentation of participants/expectations.

Innovation or stagnation in the lab
Speakers: Prof. Inger  Sandlie/Jan Terje Andersen – UIO

Academia and patient Innovation 
Speaker: Agnete Fredriksen, President and CSO, Vaccibody AS

Scientia Fellows II - Marie Curie Cofunded post doc program. An opportunity for collaboration
Speaker: Professor and research dean Hilde I Nebb, UIO

How the TTO/Inven2 is here to help you?
Speaker: Jonny Østensen, VP, Inven2, Oslo


Program December 6, 08:00-18:00

Lean Canvas
Speaker: Samer Yammine, Karolinska Institutet 

How to formulate business models based on your research idea

Group work 

Financing your your research and your commercial venture
To be confirmed
Speakers: Norwegian Research Council, and seed fund investor  

Incentives needed to facilitate innovation at our universities

Group discussion
facilitated by NTNU


Program December 7, 08:00-15:00

Innovation in a hospital setting
Speaker: professor Erik Fosse, UIO/Oslo University hospital  

From Research Idea to a Business
Speakers: BI and Bjarte Reve, Nansen Neuroscience Network  

Group work 


Learning outcomes

After completion of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the opportunities of health innovation and entrepreneurship for utilization of research
  • Increase innovation and productivity in your lab 
  • Utilize incentives in order to increase innovation in your lab/department
  • Apply scientific background and knowledge of health innovation to address challenges and develop services and products within a clinical setting and a biopharma/medtech setting
  • Use various business tools for ideation and feasibility studies; to develop, prototype and test solutions to user needs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the Tech Transfer Office and other innovation support actors can support the commercialization process
  • Apply the basics in financing a startup company from private and governmental funding bodies
  • Assess their skills in health innovation and reflect on the exploitation of their own research
  • Combine being a scientist and a health innovator/entrepreneur
Contact person: Samer Yammine
Health care