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.

Åse Solberg, Communications, The Life Science Cluster

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Åse is an experienced communication advisor. Before she joined the The Life Science Cluster, Åse was a part of the communication agency Apeland for eight years. There, she has been working with strategic communication, and both public relations and political affairs. In addition to municipal regulations and health affairs, she has worked extensively with sustainability and circular economy issues.

Åse has also worked several years as a communication advisor at the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Education and Research and the Education Authority in Oslo Municipality. Her professional experience has provided her with a solid communication background. 

Åse has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Volda University College and The University of Oslo.

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


Iselin H. Wood is the Membership and event coordinator for The Life Science Cluster. 

Her primary interests are developing business-research cooperation and promoting knowledge sharing across the life science sectors. Iselin holds a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and innovation from The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), specializing in government-business-academia integration and cooperation models. She also has broad international experience from living aboard in Japan, China and USA. 

She has experience in working on and with cross-sector projects and creating meeting spaces for The Life Science Cluster members and partners.

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.

External consultants

Chelsea Ranger, Consultant – Business Development & Investors


Chelsea began her career within a private practice dedicated to digestive and liver disease, where she specialized as a Hepatology PA working cross-functionally to treat patients with acute and chronic disease; supporting clinical trials; managing severe weight-loss programs; and training clinical and didactic-PA students. In the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand, a PA is a nationally certified / state licensed clinical practitioner who evaluates and treats patients on the medical model of a physician.

After relocating to Oslo in 2009, she spent several years as General Manager of Norway and Senior Vice President of Commercial & Market Strategy for the digital health / medical imaging company, AMRA Medical. Today, she is the CEO of and life science strategist behind C. Ranger Consulting; Program Director for Nordic Life Science Days; Program Committee Chair for Nordic Life Science Investment Day; External Consultant for The Life Science Cluster in Norway; and Partner Manager for the Oslo-based mixed-reality and medical imaging startup, HoloCare.

Chelsea holds a B.S. in Pre-Medical Studies / Pre-Health Biology and a Master of Health Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies.


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