ShareLab Partnerships

Merck KGaA partners with ShareLab to boost Oslo's vibrant biotech startup scene

By Marius Øgaard, published 16 April 2024

Merck, a global leader in science and technology, proudly announces its strategic partnership with ShareLab, a prominent innovation hub based in Oslo, Norway. This collaboration aims to invigorate Oslo's burgeoning biotech startup ecosystem, fostering creativity and driving scientific advancement.

As a frontrunner in the life sciences industry, Merck brings a wealth of expertise, resources, and support to ShareLab's dynamic community of entrepreneurs and researchers. Through this partnership, Merck will provide invaluable mentorship, access to cutting-edge technologies, and funding opportunities to accelerate the growth of promising biotech startups within ShareLab. The partnership signifies a commitment to nurturing the next generation of biotech pioneers and underscores Merck's dedication to driving innovation and scientific progress worldwide.

"We are thrilled to join forces with ShareLab to propel Oslo's vibrant biotech startup scene forward," said Sylviane Baghdassarian of Merck. "By combining our global experience with ShareLab's local innovation network, we aim to cultivate a thriving ecosystem where groundbreaking ideas flourish and transformative technologies emerge."

"This partnership with Merck is of great importance to ShareLab and all our members," said Marius Øgaard, Partner at ShareLab. "The access to Merck Life Science ‘s vast portfolio of advanced technology will enable the entrepreneurs here to develop their innovations faster, further, and better. We take this new partnership as recognition of the great commercial potential that our startup community now possesses. We are excited and honoured that the life science giant Merck now wants to invest in helping us build it even stronger!"


About Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and/or its affiliates.

The life science business of Merck operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.

About ShareLab

ShareLab is a lab incubator with fully equipped and serviced wet labs for startups and industrial partners, as well as a community of industry experts and biotech entrepreneurs. The laboratory is located at Oslo Science Park amid Norwegian institutions like University of Oslo, Oslo University Hospital, SINTEF, and a range of life science companies. ShareLab is non-profit and will reinvest funds in cutting edge laboratories and industrial knowhow to fuel life science.


If you would like to know more, please contact the ShareLab Team via LinkedIn.