Newsletter UiO:Life Science September 2017
6 September was a big day for UiO, knowledge capital Oslo and knowledge nation Norway. Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen visited UiO with promises of a start-up grant of NOK 50 million allocated to the new life science building from the 2018 national budget.
Sign up for our three September events
Oslo Urban Arena 20 September:
Oslo Life Science City – how do we facilitate new businesses? (in Norwegian)
The new life science building at the University of Oslo will be Norway's largest research and education building. The building will be an engine for innovation and business development. What does it take to develop the entire Gaustadbekkdalen into a vibrant and attractive urban area for research, education, innovation and business development?
Organizers: UiO:Life Science and the City of Oslo
The National Science Week 27 September:
Breakfast seminar on health data (in Norwegian)
The amount of information stored about us in the health service, and the amount of data that we collect with body sensors and smartphones, is growing. How is privacy secured, and what can happen when society knows too much about us? We are debating on the background of this autumn's 1984 production at Nationaltheatret.
Organizers: UiO:Life Science, UiO:Science and technology and Nationaltheatret.
- Read about how one of the speakers, Ole Andreassen, has contributed to a new genetic test for Alzheimer's disease (in Norwegian)
The National Science Week and Oslo Innovation Week 28 September:
Debate on algae and sustainable innovation
Algae can be used to make foods, medicines and energy. How can researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and investors help bring ideas to the market?
Organizers: UiO:Life Science and the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board.
Check out the exciting events hosted byThe Research Council of Norway and The Norwegian Industrial Property Office at the same venue this day.
Pictures and videos from events last month
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Oslo Innovation Week 26 September:
Cutting Edge Festival
The festival showcases the latest news in science, technology and entrepreneurship. Several life science researchers from UiO on stage.
- Take part in Inven2's matchmaking for PhD students, researchers and companies who want to meet new collaborators – read more about the companies on inven2.com
Organizers: UiO, Inven2 and Oslotech.
Events this autumn with funding from UiO:Life Science
- Sven Furberg Seminars in Bioinformatics and Statistical Genomics
- EMBL in Norway, 29th of September
- Fake news and fact resistance, 23rd of October
- The 31st Annual Meeting of the Scandinavian Pollination Ecologists (SCAPE 2017), 26th–29th of October
- BIO-konferansen 2017, 3rd of November
- Nordic conference – Data Sharing and the Data Economy: Aspirations and Legal Realities, 13th–15th of November
The conference for all who are interested in research, education, innovation, business and politics in life sciences. This will be the third conference in a row. Title in 2018: Investing in health and environment.
Organizers: UiO:Life Science, LMI, Oslo University Hospital, NMBU, CEES, the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board and the City of Oslo.
Director position UiO:Life Science
In the August newsletter, we included the announcement for the UiO:Life Science director position with the application deadline 1 September. UiO's Rectorate wants to spend more time looking at the whole of UiO's life science initiative, including plans for further development of the new life science building. The University Management has, in consultation with the chairperson of the board of UiO:Life Science, decided to postpone the appointment of new director of UiO:Life Science.
UiO:Life Science competence sponsor of Angel Challenge Health
Norway Health Tech (former Oslo Medtech) is starting a training programme with Angel Challenge for investors who want to get to know the health industry. UiO:Life Science is one of the competence sponsors.
- Read news article on norwayhealthtech.com (in Norwegian)
- Read more about the programme on angelchallenge.com, application deadline for start-ups that want to join is 21 September
Apply for funding from UiO:Life Science
Several opportunities for support from UiO:Life Science for academic employees, post docs, PhD students and Master students at UiO. Application deadline 1 December.