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The Life Science Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 3 March, 2016
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Oslo og Akershus
Other Label: 
Arena, Norwegian Innovation Clusters
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Name
Hanne Mette Kristensen
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Hanne Mette
Kristensen
Cluster Manager
+4797197449
hannemette@tlsc.no
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Norwegian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Technology fields: 
Biobased high-performance materials
Pharmaceutical Products / Drugs
Emerging industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Health, Marine, Agriculture, Industrial, Life Science
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
80
Number of SME members: 
32
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
20
Number of larger company members: 
40
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
8
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Life Science Cluster will contribute to sustainable industry development within the life science areas; health, marine, agricultural and industrial sectors. The Life Science Cluster will create and sustain jobs throuch increased collaboration and knowledge sharing between academia, industry, publig sector and governmental agencies, nationally and internationally.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
India
Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Denmark
Germany
Norway
Sweden
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
inside and outside Europe
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Connections in life science based industries and academia within health, marine, agricultural and industrial sector.