Norway Health Tech is a cluster of companies, hospitals, finance-, knowledge and research institutions focusing on healthcare technologies. The objective of Norway Health Tech is to contribute to the development of an internationally competitive health technology industry in Norway.
Participation in European research projects has significant tangible benefits for both companies and research organisations. Besides additional funding of their R&D costs, participants benefit from access to state-of-the-art knowledge through partners, access to new markets, new customers and suppliers. This is reflected in the Norway Health Tech strategy, as the organization works actively to mobilize international collaborative project development services to its members.
In order to further strengthen this service, Norway Health Tech has entered into a collaboration agreement with Innovayt to assist in the development and quality assurance of funding applications, thereby increasing the likelihood of success.
The overall goal of this collaboration is to leverage successful project proposals, within the core areas of Norway Health Tech members. Since 2014, Innovayt have helped in finding partners and in the development of numerous project proposals, with a focus on the programmes Eurostars and the SME Instrument under Horizon 2020. A high number of funded projects have resulted from this collaboration.
Waqar Ahmed, EU advisor at Norway Health Tech, comments: “We have used Innovayt’s assistance in proposal development several times and are very satisfied. Their assistance in proposal review and quality assurance has allowed us to significantly improve the quality of contents and as well as increased the likelihood of securing the grants”.