Centres for Research-based Innovation


The Centres for Research-based Innovation (CRI/SFI) scheme promotes innovation by supporting long-term research through close cooperation between R&D intensive companies and prominent research institutions.


NTNU hosts six Centres for Research-based Innovation

Ålesund University College hosts one Centre for Research-based Innovation


CASA – Centre for Advanced Structural Analysis

To provide a research and technology platform for the creation and development of smart, cost effective, safe and environmentally friendly structures and products through multi-scale testing, modelling and simulation.


CIUS – Center for innovative ultrasound solutions for health care, maritime, and oil & gas industries

Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions for health care, maritime, and oil & gas builds on NTNU’s longstanding tradition in ultrasound research for medical applications and extends this to encompass new research areas within oil, gas and maritime sectors.


iCSI – Industrial Catalysis Science and Innovation for a competitive and sustainable process industry

The centre targets the land-based chemical process industry in Norway. The main objective of iCSI is to boost industrial innovation and competitiveness as well as to provide efficient, low-emission process technology.


Metal Production 

The main goal is to enable industrial innovation and give the industry long term access to world class fundamental competence and candidates. This will enable the industry to maintain its position at the forefront of sustainable innovation.

MOVE – Marine Operations (Ålesund University College)

MOVE develops knowledge, methods and technologies for robust, efficient structures and for maintenance of equipment in extreme waters. These technologies will open new opportunities for Norwegian industry and other stakeholders that work in the Arctic, in deep water, and with wind turbines and deep sea mining.


SUBPRO – Subsea production and processing

The primary objective is to become a leading international subsea research center that provides top quality candidates, knowledge and technology innovations. This will be done in partnership with the most important industrial players in the field.


SAMCoT – Sustainable Arctic Marine and Coastal Technology

SAMCoT is a leading national and international centre for the development of robust technology necessary for sustainable exploration and exploitation of the valuable and vulnerable Arctic region.


NTNU is partner in nine Centres for Research-based Innovation

Gjøvik University College is partner in one Centre for Research-based Innovation

CIRFA – Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations

The Arctic University of Norway (UiT) hosts the Centre.

CtrlAQUA – Centre for Research-based Innovations in Controlled-environment Aquaculture

Nofima AS hosts the Centre.

Exposed Aquaculture Operations

SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture hosts the Centre.

Klima 2050 – Risk reduction through climate adaption of buildings and infrastructures

SINTEF hosts the Centre.

Manufactoring – Sustainable Innovations for Automated Manufacturing of Multi-Material Products

SINTEF Raufoss manufactoring hosts the Centre. NTNU and Gjøvik University College (HiG) are partneres.

MOVE – Marine Operations Center

Ålesund University College (HiÅ) hosts the Centre.

Offshore Mechatronics

University of Agder (UiA) hosts the Centre.

SIRIUS – Centre for Scalable Data Access in the Oil and Gas Domain

University of Oslo (UiO) hosts the Centre.

Smart Maritime – Norwegian Centre for improved energy-efficiency and reduced emissions from the maritime sector

MARINTEK hosts the Centre.


Centres for Research-based Innovation hosted by NTNU until 31 December 2014


IO Center – Center for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry

Mi Lab – Medical Imaging Laboratory for Innovative Future Healthcare

SIMLab – Structural Impact Laboratory


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Contact at NTNU

Senior adviser

Ruth H. Rødde