NTNU and SINTEF Partnership

NTNU works closely with SINTEF, the largest independent research institute in Scandinavia. SINTEF draws technological expertise to Trondheim. NTNU and SINTEF cooperate on staff, equipment, laboratories and research. This partnership started in 1950 when SINTEF was founded by NTH – Norwegian Institute of Technology (now NTNU), and has resulted in many advances for the society.


Examples of NTNU and SINTEF in cooperation


Centre for Renewable Energy

The Centre for Renewable Energy (SFFE) combines the competence of NTNU, SINTEF and Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) within the field of renewable energy, as well as initiating innovative and pertinent research tasks. Research fields include small scale hydropower, wind, solar, wave, and bio-energy as well as the social dimensions of energy use.


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.


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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