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Medtech Seminar

How to go from start-up to market? (ENG)

09:30 – 12:30
VIS – DaVinchi
Thormøhlensgate 51

When working with health tech innovation, the road from having an idea to succeed with a final product, on the market, can be long and winding. In this session we invite entrepreneurs, medical staff and others to share from their experiences.

The arrangement is especially relevant for start-up companies, and innovation projects related to Medtech,  – all medical-technical devices used to prevent and treat diseases.

The seminar is a first of several seminars, focusing on themes related to the upcoming Health Incubator in Bergen – a collaboration between UiB, Helse Bergen and VIS.


  • Welcome and introduction
    Bjarte Horn, Innovation Manager, VIS
  • The story of a new heart pump device – from idea to product. How to develop and commercialize a radical, new heart pump device technology?
    Vegard Tuseth,  Heart Specialist, Dr. Med. and Medical Founder
  • From a bright idea to a protype. What are the steps from an idea of a medical device to an actual prototype?
    Phil Haarstad, President and Owner, Haarstad Engineering (US)
  • From prototyping to marked. What are the steps from a prototype of a medical device to commercialization?
    Shawn Patterson, President and Founder, Resolution Medical MN (US)
  • Medical devices and Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). Why IPRs are an essential asset for the development and expansion of medtech companies, and how do they promote and protect innovations ?
    Kei Enomoto, Partner and Patent Attorney, Hoffmann Eitle (UK)
  • 3D-scaffold.  How to approach innovation in academia?
    Malgorzata Barczyk, Innovation Manager, VIS
  • Norwegian Smart Care Cluster (NSCC): How can you benefit as a local member?
    Tone Skaar, Innovation Manager, VIS
  • Round -up: Way forward.
    Bjarte Horn, Innovation Manager, VIS

The seminar is free, and lunch included. However, registration is compulsory. Welcome!

About the Health Incubator

The upcoming Heath Incubator is an collaborative arena for entrepreneurs, academia, hospitals, authorities, investors and industry. The common goal is to find solutions on challenges within the health sector (in Norway).

The Health Incubator is a collaboration between UiB, Helse Bergen and VIS, and will be up and running by autumn 2021.

Contact information

For further information plaeas contact Bjarte Horn, Innovation Manager, VIS


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