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

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.


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


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



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Contact at NTNU

Senior adviser

Ruth H. Rødde