An eye for commercialising research results

The University of Bergen (Photo: Wikimedia)

In the university city of Bergen, the prevailing view is that world-class products, services or companies may just as easily spring from the brainpower of local researchers as from anywhere else.

With this in mind, Bergen Teknologioverføring (BTO) scans the city’s research community in search of clever ideas and research results with potential value. There seems to be no shortage of exciting candidates.

This October, two cancer researchers at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen received extensive Norwegian and international media coverage for discovering that a certain cancer medicine can also help patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Their discovery could lead to a breakthrough in CFS research, writes The Research Council of Norway on their homepage.

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