NTNU and SINTEF Partnership


NTNU works closely with SINTEF, Scandinavia's largest independent research institute and one of the largest contract research organizations in Europe. SINTEF has expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences.

Our collaboration started in 1950 when SINTEF was founded by NTH, the Norwegian Institute of Technology (a predecessor to today's NTNU), and has resulted in many advances for society.

The project «Better together» (in Norwegian) will further develop the partnership between NTNU and SINTEF to ensure even greater quality in our research and better international competitiveness. The project started in the autumn of 2014.


Examples of NTNU and SINTEF partnership

Centres for Research-based Innovation (CRI)

The Centres for Research-based Innovation (CRI) scheme was established by the Research Council of Norway in 2006. NTNU and SINTEF work together in several CRI centres.

Gemini Centres

NTNU and SINTEF have established a wide range of Gemini Centres. Scientific groups with parallel interests coordinate their scientific efforts and jointly operate their resources.

Machine Tool Laboratory

The laboratory contains machines and equipment that is typical of a modern mechanical workshop, and is used for experimental research on varying methods for material cutting and processing.


MARINTEK has more than 70 years of experience in the developing of cost-effective, high performance ships, where model testing in their laboratories constitutes an important element. They have the testing facilities, expertise and analytical tools for developing operationally efficient and safe ship concepts.

NTNU NanoLab

NTNU NanoLab aims to facilitate a collaborative research environment for scientists within the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, materials technology and medical research.

SINTEF Energy Lab

SINTEF Energy Lab represents the next generation energy laboratories, and are an important tool for development of future energy solutions and power systems. The activites are carried out in close cooperation with NTNU.

The Gas Technology Centre

The Gas Centre seeks to exploit the synergism of multidisciplinary research into the natural gas value chain. The centre is the largest natural gas research- and educational centre in Norway.

Laboratories for electronic materials and components (semiconductors, superconductors)


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