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Nordic Network of Test Beds

The Nordic Network of Test Beds project team
  • Published 04/01/2016
  • Last updated 23/02/2016
Creating a network of professional and efficient test beds that can actively contribute to business development in the Nordic healthcare sector.

P 14083 - Nordic Network of Test Beds


From 01/01/2015
To 31/12/2017


The test beds in the Nordic region have evolved through different needs and environments, which has led to several test bed operational models. Now the time has come to consolidate these solutions, come up with best practices and create sustainable test beds to promote business development and capitalise on the market opportunities in a growing healthcare industry.


This project aims to create a network of professional and efficient test beds that can actively contribute to business development in the Nordic healthcare sector. The objective of the project is to:

  • Harmonise clinical and administrative standards and operations across the network
  • Develop and implement an infrastructure that facilitates seamless coordination and collaboration between test beds
  • Match companies to the test bed that best fit the specification of their project
  • Develop and implement client-oriented, highly efficient and professional services for testing
  • Increase the level of needs and employee-driven innovation by matching the unique insight of test beds into the needs in the healthcare sector
  • Establish an infrastructure that accommodates future expansion including new test facilities
  • Integrate test beds services into hospitals’ procurement process
  • Prepare test beds to domestic and international projects




  • Increase the number of private sector companies utilising test beds to develop, test and verify their products or solutions
  • Increase the number of products or solutions tested or verified as part of hospitals procurement processes
  • More international companies testing products and solutions at test beds in the Nordic network
  • Lay the foundation for a streamlined multi-centre project
  • A reduction in the processing time and cost of each client utilising the services of test beds in the network
  • A reduction in the time between initial testing and verification of a product or solution until it reaches the market



Planned activities


The project has six work packages with dedicated teams:

  • WP1: Infrastructure for collaboration
  • WP2: Sustainable business model
  • WP3: Professional clinical and administrative procedures
  • WP4: Information, marketing and branding
  • WP5: Dissemination
  • WP6: Coordination of project and WPs



Project status


As of January 2016, the project is well established and all work packages are active. The project will, during 2016, gather information internally and anchor the development of testing services externally to secure a good foundation for further operationalisation. The project team has met three times during 2015.



Project partners:



Norway Health Tech (previously Oslo Medtech) (project lead), Oslo University Hospital – Intervention Centre, Sunnaas sykehus HF


Nordic Medtest, Karolinska University Hospital, SLL Innovation 


Helsinki University Hospital (HUS)


The Capital Region of Denmark - Centre for Regional Development, Department for Research and Innovation


Innovation Center Iceland



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