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Matchmaking & Speed Dating at Cutting Edge 2017

Are you a start up, a researcher, a mature company or an organization looking for collaborators and partners? If yes, then we have the perfect opportunity for you!


1:1 meetings lasting up to 20 minutes with technology experts within Life science, Medtech, Food/Nutrition, Energy, CleanTech , IT and other industries.


Use this opportunity to talk to other experts within your field of interest and:

  • Expand your knowledge
  • Exchange competence
  • Extend your network
  • Identify possible areas for collaboration


During the Cutting Edge festival the 26th of September, between 11.00 & 17.00


We use the Brella Software for this year’s Matchmaking. Find researchers, entrepreneurs or companies that match your interest and book meetings ahead of the event.

How to use Brella:

Download app (iOS or Android) and use join code: cuttingedge2017 or sign in for the web version using this link.

1) Sign in/register with your LinkedIn account (recommended) or create Brella-account

2) Choose your interests and Brella will match you with other attendees

3) You are ready to schedule meetings.

Please note: To enter the Matchmaking meeting area you must have a festival pass.
Get one here.


The Matchmaking will take place at the Aleap offices on the same floor as the reception of the Oslo Science Park.


We are looking forward to meet you at the Cutting Edge festival. Inven2 is here to help you, so please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or need assistance with the Matchmaking.

Brella - How it works

Inven2 is an innovation company owned by the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital responsible for commercializing research results from our owners and the hospitals in our region. Our goal is to make research benefit society and to contribute to value creation.


Some of the Companies Interested in Collaboration

Aker BioMarine

Aker BioMarine is the global leader in harvesting, production, science and innovation for krill-based products. Our products can be found in the nutraceutical, pet food and aquaculture markets and we are always actively exploring new markets and opportunities for krill. We appreciate and are open to working with academic institutions and companies who want to conduct investigations or development projects with krill raw materials as part of our Open Innovation program. We are also excited to learn about new innovation and technology that will allow us to produce more efficiency or that will spur ideas for new products or scientific evaluations.

Key interests: Omega 3 fatty acids – Clinical studies – Pre-clinical studies – Product development – Process technology – Phospholipids – Proteins – Aquaculture

Armend G. Håti, PhD, Product Development, Project Manager | Innovation
Line Johnsen, Director Science & Regulatory Affairs

GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare AS is a world leader of in vivo imaging products. Three times every second our products are used world-wide, to give critical insight for patients and optimize their treatment plans. We are building our portfolio with new products across the imaging modalities MR, CT/X-Ray, US, PET, SPECT. We develop digital tools and other solutions to increase cost efficiency and improve the outcome for the patients. We are interested in innovative new ideas and collaborations to further develop the field of in vivo imaging agents and the related fields. GE Healthcare also has a broader global Life Sciences business to deliver products, services and manufacturing solutions for cellular technologies, drug discovery and the biopharmaceutical industry. Here we would be interested to link up to discuss innovative ideas in the field.

Evy Stavik, R&D Site Lead/ Dept. Manager Pharmaceutical Sciences & Tech Transfer


PHARMAQ is the global leader in vaccines and innovation for aquaculture and part of Zoetis, the world leader in animal health. The company provides environmentally sound, safe and efficacious health products to the global aquaculture industry through targeted research and the commitment of dedicated people. Production facilities, administration and research and development activities are based in Norway with subsidiaries in Chile, United Kingdom, China, Vietnam, Turkey, Spain, Panama and Singapore. PHARMAQ has approximately 220 employees. The company’s products are marketed in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. We are open for all input that could make aquaculture progress.

Karine Lindmo Yttredal, Senior Manager Antigen Technology


Illumina is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function. These systems are enabling studies that were not even imaginable just a few years ago, and moving us closer to the realization of personalized medicine. With rapid advances in technology taking place, it is mission-critical to offer solutions that are not only innovative, but flexible, and scalable, with industry-leading support and service.

We strive to meet this challenge by placing a high value on collaborative interactions, rapid delivery of solutions, and meeting the needs of our customers. Our customers include a broad range of academic, government, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other leading institutions around the globe. We are looking forward to meet and discuss innovative tools and technologies in this area.

Pawel Zajac, Marketing Technical Specialist, Nordics


Photocure, headquartered in Oslo Norway, is a specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on urology. Based on its unique proprietary Photocure Technology® platform*, Photocure is committed to developing and commercializing highly selective and minimally invasive solutions to improve health outcomes for patients worldwide.

We are continuously looking for innovative solutions within urology. We are interested in learning more about research that can contribute to the development of this field. Of particular interest is bladder cancer and technologies that in combination with photodynamic technology* have the potential to improve the efficacy of the treatment, including immunological approaches.

* Photodynamic technology is the application of an active pharmaceutical ingredient, a photosensitizer, followed by exposure to light for activation. Photocure Technology® is Photocure’s specifically designed photosensitizers, combined with the exposure to light, for diagnosis and/or treatment of specific conditions.

Ragnar Hovland, Chemical Director

For researchers at UiO/OUS

Cutting Edge is free of charge for researchers at UiO/OUS that sign up for the matchmaking and meet up with industry. If you are interested, contact for detailed information.