Norway Pumps & Pipes (NP&P) is a platform to bring together professional groups who may not otherwise have the opportunity to interact for the transfer of knowledge and technology knowhow. The cooperative partners behind the initative are Stavanger University Hospital (SUS), International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS), University of Stavanger (UiS) and Greater Stavanger. Together with Norway Smart Care Cluster (NSCC), Houston Pumps & Pipes (www.pumpsandpipes.com) and industry partners, they will strive to develop NP&P as a dynamic tool in order to develop new ideas, new solutions and new products. NP&P has started as a collaborative project between the partners, and with funding from the Ministry of Health and Care Services. However, the aim is that NP&P shall become a permanent activity driven forward by existing and new participants from academia and business.