The Team

Hanne Mette Dyrlie Kristensen, CEO, The Life Science Cluster

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Hanne Mette D. Kristensen is CEO of The Life Science Cluster.

She has a solid background both as entrepreneur and biotech-CEO; she also has broad experience from clusters, both as an active member, and as member of the Board of Directors of Oslo Cancer Cluster and Norway Health Tech. She has also worked on the incubator / investor side of the industry and has a broad international network.

Hanne Mette came to The Life Science Cluster from Innovation Norway where she was special advisor for life science / health in the greater Oslo region and Invest in Norway. Through the years in Innovation Norway she has worked with financing, companies and clusters, in addition to national and international branding of the industry for collaboration partners and investors. She has e.g. been responsible for a joint Nordic pavilion and collaboration at the BIO International Convention, international Global Growth- and business networks within health, and for the coordination of strategic positioning of Norwegian health industry that was launched in 2019.

She has a master in biochemistry from the University of Oslo, and a Master of Technology Management (MTM) from MIT/NHH/NTNU.

Iselin H. Wood, Membership and event coordinator, The Life Science Cluster


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.

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