Norwegian Smart Care Cluster (NSCC). 

NSCC is a cluster with more than 90 companies and 30 municipalities/government institutions as participants. The cluster has its origins in the Stavanger region, but our members are now from all over Norway and internationally.

Vision: Our members provide leading health and homecare solutions for the global marketplace. 

Mission: 

  • Develop an innovative cluster where members collaborate to succeeded in the commercialization and export of health and home care technology and services.
  • Our members delivers world class solutions for active healthy living and ageing!  

The Norwegian Smart Care Cluster focuses on research, innovation and business development in Smart Care (eHealth, mHealth, integrated care, health ICT and related smart care disciplines) as a means of improving health and homecare services.

To achieve this vision, we work with the following four main goals: 

1: Continuously develop the cluster to be a preferred and reputable arena within health and home care solutions for companies, municipalities, hospitals and primary health care. 

Create activities/meeting places which contribute to creating awareness and trust between members, thus making interaction in innovation projects and sharing information a natural part of the cluster development. 

2: Increase competitiveness and value for members by developing and utilizing a common innovation platform. The cluster will work to motivate, facilitate and contribute to open innovation processes between members. Identify needs, challenges and market opportunities. From pilot to market. The cluster will implement a digital innovation platform with associated processes to support open innovation in the cluster. With the basis of such an innovation platform we work to develop an international test center for health and homecare technology containing a Living Lab concept - Norwegian Smart Care Lab.

 3: Acquire, develop and share knowledge that ensures market advantage and value to members of the cluster The cluster will stimulate cooperation between companies, academia and research and development institutions in the cluster. We will work to establish relevant studies and research, and will share knowledge amongst members. The cluster will contribute to cooperation with academia / research institutions on master's theses and doctoral dissertations / Industry PhD and student incubators or similar program. The cluster will contribute to relevant national and international networks, and will work for technology transfer from other industries to health and homecare technology.

 4: The cluster will help companies to enter international markets We help companies to obtain international market information, contacts in international markets and cooperation with eg. international clusters / incubators / accelerator programmes. The cluster will aid members to establish collaboration with leading international environments to develop their products and services funded by international research programs like EUs H2020. 

The cluster is part of the national cluster development program Norwegian Innovation Clusters (collaboration between Innovation Norway, SIVA and the Research Council)