Eitri Director Torleif Markussen Lunde (l) and Assistant Director Maija Slaidina at the opening of the new Eitri Medical Incubator (Photo © Ingvild Festervoll Melien, VIS)

Eitri Medical Incubator opens in Bergen

The Eitri Medical Incubator was officially opened in Bergen earlier this week. This medical innovation cluster will serve as an ecosystem for start-ups, entrepreneurs, researchers, healthcare professionals, investors, and students.

The Eitri Medical Incubator aims to cultivate innovation, knowledge-sharing, collaboration and network building, in order to drive advances in healthcare.

The Eitri Medical Incubator is a collaborative endeavour involving the Vestlandets Innovasjonselskap AS (VIS), the University of Bergen and Helse Bergen HF, which took five years to complete.

Eitri Director Torleif Markussen Lunde (r) and Assistant Director Maija Slaidina
(Photo © Ingvild Festervoll Melien, VIS)

UiB Pro-Rector Margareth Hagen giving her congratulatory address at the opening of the Eitri Medical Incubator
(Photo © VIS)

In attendance was Margareth Hagen, Pro-Rector for the University of Bergen. In her congratulatory address, she said “Let Eitri be the bridge we need between research and innovation, between academia and business. I believe we can make this happen”.


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Located at the base of Ulriken, one of Bergen’s well-known mountains, this state-of-the-art facility comes equipped with a variety of labs, workshops and over 100 desks for innovators to work from.

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