The Trondheim area in Central Norway is considered one of the top medical ultrasound clusters in the world, with several prominent institutions and companies, the most important ones being the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) with more than 40,000 students, SINTEF (Scandinavia’s largest R&D institution) with more than 2,000 employees, and St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, with more than 10,000 employees. The cooperation between these three institutions is very close, and the institutions are also co-located to a large extent, where, for instance, NTNU rents every other floor in all hospital buildings. St. Olavs Hospital has been completely rebuilt over the last few years, and was finished in 2010, with totally new and very modern facilities. The three institutions and the Norwegian ultrasound industry have also established a center for research-based innovation, funded by the Research Council of Norway, called Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS). AUROTECH ultrasound AS is a partner in this centre.