Norway (NO)

Population per km² (2017) : 17

Innovation Performance Group (2019) : Strong

Norway has a population of approximately 5 million people.  As well as being involved in a number of major Initiatives around personalised medicine, Norway has a national strategy for personalised medicine within the health service. The strategy will contribute to development and implementation in the health service in the period 2017-2021.

In collaboration with regional health authorities, the Research Council also published an action plan for research and innovation in personalised medicine. The action plan proposes a number of measures to achieve: Increased interaction, international cooperation, leverage national advantages, increased visibility, more interdisciplinarity and better coordination, reduced barriers to interaction, responsible research and innovation.

Policy documents

  1. National:  Strategi for persontilpasset medisin i helsetjenesten  

  2. National: Handlingsplan for forskning og innovasjon innenfor persontilpasset medisin (2018–2021)  

  3. Industry National: Dette er persontilpasset medisin

  4. Nordic NOK 165 million initiative to boost research and innovation in personalised medicine 

Topics covered by policies : Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.); Education, training and skill development; Prediction and prevention; ICT/genomics, health, lifestyle data(infrastructure); Electronic and mobile health solutions; Public awareness, patient participation with respect to Personalised Medicine/Personalised Health

Major initiatives

  1. BigMed

  2. ERA PerMed AML_PM 

  3. Horizon 2020 AMLvaccin  

  4. University of Bergen  biobank/genome sequencing infrastructure/super computer/strategic research centra

  5. Haukeland University Hospital, Helse Bergen HF  biobank/genome sequencing infrastructure/super computer/strategic research centra

  6. NorCRIN Trial infrastructure

  7. ERA PerMed AML_PM

  8. Horizon 2020 AMLvaccin

  9. Member European '1+ Million Genomes' Initiative 

  10. Digital Innovation Hubs:

Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?


  1. Horizon2020

  2. EUREKA/Eurostars/COSME

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 

2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825046

The project is co-ordinated by Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.

Department Economy, Science and Innovation - Koning Albert II-laan 35 1030 Brussels, Belgium