Kathrine Myhre has a Master's degree in political science from the University of Reading, UK and the University of Oslo (UiO). She was an active student politician with a strong interest in innovation and was president of the Student Parliament at UiO.
Kathrine started Birkeland Innovation (forerunner to today's Inven2) in 2004 and was leader there for several years. The company (Technology Transfer Office – TTO) was formed to help researchers at the University of Oslo to patent and commercialise research results. Later she became Director of Innovation at IT Fornebu.
In 2009, she established the concept of Oslo Medtech, which was later renamed Norway Health Tech. Kathrine was CEO until 2020. The cluster has close to 190 members in e-health, health technology, welfare technology, diagnostics and biotech. The cluster received NCE status (Norwegian Centre of Expertise) in Innovation Norway's cluster program in 2015, and Gold Label status by the European cluster organisation in 2016 and 2018.
Kathrine has solid experience from several board positions and now sits on the boards of HelseOmsorg21, BIGMED, Centre for Connected Care and Aleap.
Kathrine has, over the years, built organisations and a broad network, both nationally and internationally, and is a well-known speaker in health innovation and technology. She has initiated and led a wide range of strategic and innovative processes and projects.