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Norwegian Open AI Lab

Norwegian Open AI Lab

The Norwegian Open Artificial Intelligence Lab (NAIL) is a hub for research, education and innovation within AI. 

The center is hosted by the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at NTNU in Trondheim. NAIL engages in a variety of research and innovation activities, with several ongoing projects and a strong team of AI researchers.

Moreover, we work to disseminate knowledge about AI to a diverse audience, by organising events and activities. Aiming to develop strong partnerships between academia, students, businesses and public sector organisations, we welcome Norwegian companies and organisations to join us as partners. 

Events and activities

Events and activities


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We organise various events, targeting both the academic community and the general public. We also engage in innovation and education activities that are open to the public. Check out our open AI activities and events, and subscribe to our newsletter to make sure that you don't miss out on news and upcoming events.

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Upcoming events

Upcoming activities

More events

  • January 24 - Master's Thesis Award and Partner Workshop
  • March 1 - NorwAI & NAIL AI seminar series, kick off with Keith Downing
  • March 15 - NorwAI & NAIL AI seminar series, with Odd Erik Gundersen
  • April 3 - Partner forum and Annual meeting
  • April 9 - "AfterWork", organised with NCE Aquatech Cluster
  • April 12 - NorwAI & NAIL AI seminar series, with Pål Haugen
  • April 25 - Master Safari: NAIL and NorwAI Master's Thesis pitch event
  • May 24 - NorwAI & NAIL AI seminar series, with Benjamin Dunn
  • May 31 - NorwAI & NAIL AI seminar series, with Idelfonso Nogueira
  • September 24-25 - NorwAI Innovate Conference in Trondheim

Schedule is subject to change. More details and other events will be made available continuously!

NorwAI info


NorwAI is a Center for Research-based Innovation (SFI) hosted at NTNU and financed by NFR (2020-2028). It is the largest academic initiative on AI innovation in Norway. Several of the researchers in NorwAI are also affiliated with NAIL and several partners contribute to both initiatives. Read more about NorwAI on their website here.

NorwAI Innovate 2024

NorwAI Innovate 2024 is co-organised with the Norwegian Open AI Lab.

Read more and register on the conference website!

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Would you like to work with AI at NTNU? Check out the available positions!                                                                          

Elements of AI is coming to Norway


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Gratis kurs om kunstig intelligens på norsk

Lurer på du på hva kunstig intelligens (KI) er? NTNU og Norwegian Open AI Lab tilbyr et online introduksjonskurs om kunstig intelligens. Kurset kombinerer teori med praktiske oppgaver, og du kan fullføre det i ditt eget tempo. Og det er helt gratis! 


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Nemonoor - The Norwegian Digital Innovation Hub on AI

NTNU is part of the Nemonoor consortium, an European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH) with focus on AI and digital security innovation for SMEs and public sector. Read more about the initative on the Nemonoor website here. 

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