NTNU hosts The Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, four national centres of excellence and four elite centres for research-based innovation. In partnership with Sintef, NTNU is responsible for seven national research centres for eco-friendly energy. Several ERC grants have been won by NTNU scientists.
Evaluating the commerical possibilities of an idea, starting a company, or in need of expertise on intellectual property rights – NTNU provides its scientific community with the neccessary expertise. The commercialisation of new technology is one of the key tasks of NTNU's Technology Transfer Office.
Video: Nought and crosses on a strand of hair
Nanotechnology allows us to build new materials atom by atom, and customize their characteristics based on what we need. NTNU NanoLab is a cross facultary, strategic initiative with the objective to coordinate and promote nanoscience and nanotechnology at NTNU.
Video: A journey into entorhinal cortex
Brain researchers May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscienc/CNC receive this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of grid cells, that provide the brain with an internal coordinate system essential for navigation.