The Team

Marius Øgaard, Managing Director, The Life Science Cluster

Mobile: +47 928 46 621

Solid background in research and advanced technology and product development from the ICT industry. Experienced within sales, development of new markets, and business development. Significant international exposure (Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, Middle East, North-, and South America).

Has worked with projects for innovation, entrepreneurship and industry cluster development since 2009. Initiator and founder of The Life Science Cluster, the Cutting Edge Festival, the Build2Grow entrepreneurship programme, and the Science for Society entrepreneurship programme. Co-founder of Oslo Medtech. Initiator and editor of BioVerdi, a report on the future of the Norwegian bioeconomy.

Specialties: Industry clusters and networks, wireless and satellite communications, science & technology, business development and international sales. Certified Ideastronaut (!)



Iselin H. Wood, Project Manager, The Life Science Cluster

Mobile: +47 988 54 389

Iselin holds a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and innovation from The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), and has an academic background from Asia studies from the University of Oslo (UiO). She has broad international experience from living aboard in Japan, China and USA. Throughout her studies at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, she has been writing business plans, delved into business development, industrial property rights, strategy and marketing among other subjects, as well as doing hands-on research on enterprise, R&D and public sector integration.

Furthermore, Iselin has work experience from non-profit organisational work in entrepreneurship for children, and marketing her own master’s program. While working on the Norwegian-Swedish marine and maritime development project Framtiden er blå/the Future is Blue, she has organised and participated in events and conferences with a focus on public and private sector cooperation.

Trine Ellingsen, Project Manager, The Life Science Cluster

Mobile: +47 913 03 318

Trine is Deputy Director and EU Advisor for the Oslo Region European Office. In this position, she is responsible for EU research and innovation policy. She has broad experience in mobilizing and developing EU-funded projects among industries, R&D institutions and public sector. Previously she has worked with projects for cluster development and entrepreneurship in a wide variety of sectors. She has also worked for the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise in Brussels (NHO Brussel). Trine holds a master´s degree in Technology, Innovation and Knowledge from the University of Oslo, and has also studied European Studies and Marketing.

Trine has temporarily joined the TLSC-team, and will be working with our many projects and activities. Based on her knowledge and experience she has a lot to contribute. And in return she will gain increased knowledge about the life science industry and expand her network. We are confident this cooperation will be valuable for both parties and are very happy to have Trine on board!

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