The close cooperation between the University of Stavanger, Stavanger University Hospital and Validé has been crucial in establishing Prometheus Medical Nordic in the Greater Stavanger region.
Prometheus Medical Nordic is a newly established innovating MedTech company which delivers unique medical emergency support in the form of training and equipment. The company´s aims are research, development and the sale of medical products, education and services.
“The establishment of Prometheus Medical Nordic is important in a region which is focusing on healthcare. The close cooperation between the University of Stavanger, Stavanger University Hospital and Validé has been crucial in making this happen. The fact that an international company is looking to Stavanger for the establishment of their Nordic branch probably has its roots in our focus on early advanced acute medical care, combined with a well-established innovating community surrounding Validé” according to the CEO of Prometheus Medical Nordic, Nils Petter Oveland.
The University is also focusing more on healthcare with the new Faculty of Health opening in 2017 and an increased interest in medical technology. Stavanger will also have a new hospital in 2023, so the timing for a MedTech start-up could not have been better. Oveland is looking forward to hiring two new employees and hopes that future growth can create an environment for the health industry both at Ipark and throughout the region.
Anne Cathrin Østebø, CEO of Validé, also remarked: “For Validé, this establishment is important. It shows that international communities within health services are looking to our region and we are establishing new opportunities for developing new products together with local and international businesses. We have already sold and licensed a Prometheus Medical product in the UK, and there could be more to come.”
The company is a subsidiary of the international company Prometheus Medical Ltd, which also has subsidiaries in Scotland, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, the Middle East (Qatar and UAE) and now, for the first time ever, in Scandinavia too. The company was established in August 2016 as an incubator company at the Ipark innovation park in Stavanger .