About the project


‘CANOPENER’ is official name for INTPART (International partnership for outstanding education and research) project 261620, which aims to encourage ‘Canada-Norway Partnership in Electrochemical Energy Technologies’ and will last from 2017 until 2020.

You can find more information about INTPART here and a short description of the project and its aims, below.

Canada-Norway Partnership in Electrochemical Energy Technologies

Electrochemical processes are essential in successful development of highly efficient energy conversion systems. Electrochemistry is cross-disciplinary and naturally bridges the gap between nanotechnology, biotechnology, chemistry and materials science, rendering it highly desirable in any venture aiming for a zero-emission society. Cultivating the next generation of industrial leaders, political decision makers and scientists with future-oriented knowledge is the most important task of a modern university. Graduates with a deeper understanding of electrochemical energy technologies are essential to overcome the current global challenges of climate changes and green energy implementation.

Based on existing research projects and a newly awarded Canadian Discovery Frontiers research grant, the partners NTNU, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University and SINTEF acknowledge the importance of continuing and further extending the research collaboration within the theme of electrochemical energy technologies. The main objectives in this partnership project are thus to sustain and expand the fruitful research collaboration, provide higher academic quality in both research and education through effective transfer of students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members in the area of electrochemical energy technologies. Exchange of graduate students with joint supervision will ensure strong and long-lasting international collaboration.

This project will allow for efficient exchange of students, researchers and faculty members that will increase the international collaboration between the project partners. Increased interaction and reciprocal mobility will contribute with a strong and robust international group that engages and encourages affiliated students to also get involved in multidisciplinary research topics. A vivid research and learning environment enhances excellence in research and education, which benefits all project participants.