Center for Sustainable ICT – CESICT

Center for Sustainable ICT – CESICT

Center for Sustainable ICT

The IE faculty and NTNU Digital have taken the initiative to establish a new center for sustainable ICT (CESICT). It will promote interdisciplinary and intersectoral approaches to ensure that the development and evolution of ICT solutions is done in a sustainable manner. The center will act as an NTNU-coordinated network of activities for research institutions, industries, and the public sector, and will be hosted by the IE faculty.  

The center will play an important role in the achievement of a climate-neutral sustainable economy as set out by the EU Commission and the Norwegian Climate Plan. To achieve this goal, there is an urgent need for the ongoing digitalization to both contribute to sustainability in other fields, and at the same time be sustainable in itself.  

  • Vision: Knowledge leading to the development and evolution of sustainable ICT solutions for sustainable development  
  • Mission: Mobilize multidisciplinary expertise collaborating to guide the digitalization of society in a sustainable direction 
  • Goal:  Develop new, innovative, holistic methods, technologies and solutions to support a sustainable digitalization of society  

The success of the center will be measured by supporting existing initiatives and contributing to the launch of new research and development projects in the area, with the primary goal of achieving an SFI in the next round of calls. The center will contribute towards achieving the national CO2 targets and support the green transition, measured in form of significantly reduced CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions in a way that is sustainable also on an economic, social, personal, and technical level.

 

Kick-off CESICT

Kick-off CESICT

To kick off our new Center for Sustainable ICT we hosted a kick-off seminar on 26 September 2022.

More information about the kick-off here.