"We develop the Norwegian health industry, by promoting sustainable solutions that provide a better life for users."

About us

Norwegian Smart Care Cluster (NSCC) is an ARENA PRO cluster in the national cluster program. We have more than 250 members from all over the country. The head office is in Stavanger, and we have departments in Bergen and Grimstad.

NSCC is a national and international collaboration arena for large and small companies, municipalities, hospitals, public organizations, user organizations, academia / R&D institutions and investors.

The cluster works to ensure that we and our members take part in the development of sustainable health solutions for the future.

Our vision is "Generating impact through smart care solutions" and our purpose is "to build the Norwegian health industry by promoting sustainable solutions that provide a better life for users as well as cost-effective and quality-assured deliveries of health and care services."


Towards a new reality for the health service

It is documented that we must change how we deliver health services in order to have a sustainable model in the future. We are seeing a change of pace in the health sector. Demographic changes, the aging population, lack of qualified labor, new demands from users and cost structure are forcing a change in how we plan and deliver health and care services. How can digitization and new technology contribute to maintaining and developing the welfare society? Not least, how do we facilitate a seamless healthcare system with a sustainable range of services?

In Report to the Government St. 18 - "The health industry", public-private partnerships are highlighted as the key to success. This report to the Government supports the cluster's purpose: to build the Norwegian health industry by promoting sustainable solutions that provide a better life for users, as well as cost-effective and quality-assured deliveries of health and care services.

In order to achieve the goal of sustainable health services described in the White Paper and the purpose of the cluster, it is necessary to address a number of challenges.
Barriers that have been raised in Report to the Government St. 18 are:

  • The culture for collaboration is small
  • Unclear division of roles
  • Unprofessional public procurement
  • The number of clinical trials is declining
  • Little access to test facilities
  • Challenging access to capital
  • Demanding access internationally
  • Difficult access to health and registry data

    The sum of all these barriers results in a difficult domestic market for the Norwegian health industry. These are the challenges we at NSCC work with our members to solve. We work every day for this overriding goal by motivating and facilitating collaboration and innovation across sectors, so that different actors in the health industry find each other and go in the same direction. Our activities help to increase trust between members, create culture for innovation and make collaboration a strength for the health industry.

    Together we move mountains: We need committed members who can help achieve the goals! Feel free to contact the cluster team to share your input and thoughts.

    NSCC has Arena Pro status in the Norwegian cluster program, and the cluster project is run by Validé AS.


    Testing of Future Healthcare Solutions

    Finding new ways of delivering health related services are is crucial to ensuring a sustainable healthcare sector in the future. There is no lack of innovative ideas and solutions, but the journey from idea to market is demanding. Before solutions can be deployed on a large scale, several technical, practical and legal barriers must be overcome.

    Norwegian Smart Care Lab (NSCL)
    tests and verifies products, prototypes and ideas for the health industry. We know what is required and understand the challenges and the needs of the provider, the health service, and the user.

    READ MORE: International test center

    The Board

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