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BTO works to develop innovation and commercialisation of research in the Bergen region. We are the regional centre of expertise for innovation and commercialisation of research results.

Our mission is to help our owners and partners to bring their research results out to the market, ensuring that knowledge and inventions benefit individuals, the industry and society as a whole. We help you increase the value of your research.

We support ten research institutions in commercialisation, technology transfer and innovation projects. Together they employ about 4000 researchers and have a research base of more than 5 Bn NOK. Researchers, faculty and students from these institutions provide BTO with more than 100 innovative ideas each year, from a broad range of exciting disciplines. We evaluate the potential of these ideas, and contribute to the development needed to realise them. We guide good ideas.

Bergen Teknologioverføring AS (BTO) is the technology transfer office in Bergen. Our owners are University of Bergen, Haukeland University Hospital, the Institute of Marine Research, SIVA, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and NHH. We also have eight partners; Christian Michelsen Research (CMR), Haraldsplass Diakonale Sykehus, Helse Fonna, Kunnskapsparken Sogn og Fjordane, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Nofima, Sjukehusapoteka Vest and Uni Research. Read more about our owners and partners.

We also handle clinical studies on behalf of the University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital, and operate the incubators Nyskapingsparken and Bergen Biomedisinske Inkubator.

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Owners and partners

BTO facilitates commercialisation and innovation for ten Norwegian research institutions.
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Board of Directors

The board at BTO consists of representatives from all our owners.
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Annual reports

On this page you will find our annual reports.
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Profile and logo

Our visual identity is an important part of our personality. Discover the core of our brand guidelines here.
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We are always looking for talented people with the right expertise. See our vacancies here, or send us an open application.
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Every year we offer part-time internships for students. Find more information here.
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