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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 19 May, 2015
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
Hedmark og Oppland
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
Ingrid Olstad
Cluster Manager
Internationalisation Responsible
Languages spoken: 
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Technology fields: 
Applications for Health
Technology, Society and Employment
Emerging industries: 
Medical Devices
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Public health
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
Number of SME members: 
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
Number of larger company members: 
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Klosser Innovasjon AS
Name and link of major players: 
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Inlandet Hospital Trust
Research Organisation
Dignio AS
Cluster Strategy

Helseinn is a cluster organisation that works with co-creation and innovation processes for better public health and more sustainable health services. The cluster consists of 49 member organizations from the public, private and voluntary sectors. The Innlandet Hospital Trust and NTNU are both members of the cluster, along with health and technology companies, municipalities, as well as NGOs such as the Red Cross and the Norwegian Cancer Society

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of knowledge transfer
Details of support services: 

Supporting innovation  We work to improve the members’ innovation capacity. We assist members in innovation processes, in finding collaboration partners and with grant applications to secure financing of projects.   

Collaboration and knowledge-sharing  We provide a meeting place for hosting events, workshop and innovation processes – bringing together a unique cross-sector network of people, companies, key public sector health players and NGOs collaborating to their mutual benefit. 

Promotion of opportunities  We provide an arena where needs and solutions meet. By connecting professionals from the health sector with R&D institutions as well as private health companies, we contribute to new ways of thinking in the development of a more sustainable health care system.  

Creative problem solving – Helseinn test sites We have two test sites and labs available for our members and partners:

In our test sites we provide a physical space for idea generation, co-creation and piloting of new products and services. We can also provide professional test sites in collaboration with our partner cluster Norwegian Smart Care Cluster, which is part of Nordic Proof.  

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Norwegian Smart Care Cluster
Norway Health Tech
VRINN Business Cluster
NCE Heidner Norway
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Success Story / Achievements: 

Helseinn organises meet-ups, workshops and webinars, and facilitate collaboration among member- and non-member parties, and connect member businesses across sectors. Developing new R&D projects using application workshops, innovation methodology and dialogue seminars is an important part of the cluster’s work.

One success story is the innovation projcect with the Inland Hospital Trust, municipalities in the region and an SME, "Improved pre-hosptial communication". In this project we are testing out videocommunication between paramedics and doctors during assignments. Learn more here:  

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We have a big network consisting of hospitals, municipalities and universities in the Inland region in Norway. We also have technology companies and start-ups providing better healt care solutions.