The Department of Biomedicine

Stakeholders give input to the minister for health

At the UiB, health minister Bent Høie met representatives of the health industry and health institutions to receive input for a new parliamentary report on the health industry.

Dag Rune Olsen og Bent Høie
Ingrid Hagerup

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The meeting took place at the PROBE Laboratory at the University of Bergen, and was opened by Rector Dag Rune Olsen.

The starting point for the meeting was that the Minister of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Health wanted input for topics, challenges and measures in connection with the work on a new health report.

Representatives from Bergen Municipality, Helse Bergen, BerGenBio, and Bergen Technology Transfer, with several others, were invited to give their input.

Bent Høie mentioned among other things challenges associated with, for example, the fire wave, which demands new solutions in the health sector. Nina Mehold with the municipality of Bergen, followed up and pointed to the potential within more interaction.

Anders Haugland in Bergen Technology Transfer (BTO) had clear wishes about the development of the new health cluster in Bergen, which is under construction and development and demanded the business community's role in this:

"The cluster cooperation is incredibly important, and business should be earlier in development than Step 4," he said.