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 over 50 years ago and has resulted in many advances for society.

Examples - NTNU and SINTEF in cooperation

  • Structural Impact Laboratory (SIMLab) 
    SIMLab works on developing methods and tools for the virtual product development of structures exposed to impact and collisions.
  • 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 
    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 collaborating research environment for scientists within the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, materials technology and medical research.
  • Centres for Research-based Innovation
    The Centres for Research-based Innovation (CRI) scheme was established by the Research Council of Norway in 2006. NTNU and SINTEF work together in 10 CRI centres.
  • 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.
  • Centre for Renewable Energy
    The Centre for Renewable Energy (SFFE) combines the competence of NTNU, SINTEF and 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.
  • 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.