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Innovation

UiO:Life Science shall promote innovation for environment and health in the field of life sciences.

The innovation programme SPARK Norway

SPARK Norway is UiO:Life Sciences' innovation programme for health-related life sciences. The programme is two-year, aimed at researchers who will further develop ideas to benefit patients and society. The program offers mentors, milestone-based funding and education. Admission through annual announcements.

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The Life Science Growth House

The Life Science Growth House is UiO’s innovation unit for life sciences. The Growth House helps students at UiO and researchers at UiO, OUS and Ahus to mature early-stage ideas. The Growth House provides tailored counselling, seed funding, meeting places, innovation mentor programme and student internship.   

Makerspace for students

UiO:Life Science supports LagLivLab, a makerspace in life sciences for natural science and medicine students.

Videos and interviews with some of UiO's young innovative researchers

Simone Mester: Antibodies with long half-life give more efficient drugs   

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Gunnveig Grødeland: Influenza vaccine that can be rapidly produced to counter an emerging pandemic threat

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Jean-Luc Boulland: Restoration of a functional urinary bladder using cutting-edge technology

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Chief Scientific Officer at Vaccibody
Agnete B. Fredriksen:
From the lab to vaccines that fight cancer and infectious diseases

Chief Scientific Officer at Nextera
Geir Åge Løset:
Society benefits from better treatment of inflammatory diseases

Researcher at UiO and Oslo University Hospital 
Jan Terje Andersen:
Extends the lifespan of drugs
(in Norwegian on helse-sorost.no)