NTNU hosts The Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, four national centres of excellence and four elite centres for research-based innovation. In partnership with SINTEF, NTNU is responsible for seven national research centres for eco-friendly energy. Several ERC grants have been won by NTNU scientists.
Evaluating the commerical possibilities of an idea, starting a company, or in need of expertise on intellectual property rights – NTNU provides its scientific community with the neccessary expertise. The commercialisation of new technology is one of the key tasks of NTNU's Technology Transfer Office.
Video: Nought and crosses on a strand of hair
Nanotechnology allows us to build new materials atom by atom, and customize their characteristics based on what we need. NTNU NanoLab is a cross facultary, strategic initiative with the objective to coordinate and promote nanoscience and nanotechnology at NTNU.
Video: Understanding cognitive processes
Explaining the research behind the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for 2014, awarded to John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser for the the discovery of place cells and grid cells, that provide the brain with an internal coordinate system essential for navigation. Made by Tor Martin Austad and Vinh Martin Nguyen.