Organization of the Centre

Organization and Management

Organization and Management

Organization and Management

Green2050 is organized virtually at NTNU’s campus in close collaboration with TSO Sustainability and other R&D- and user partners from Norway. The centre will engage across the entire university and targeting research on large-scale national-/international construction projects that need two or more research domains, that need a holistic focus, that has a technology and digitalization focus and need for multidisciplinary teams to solve the problem.

NTNU is the owner of the centre. Host Faculty is Faculty of Engineering, and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is the host department. Routines will be established to secure efficient co-operation between the different partners and ensure best possible integration of knowledge and competence transfer. 

The Executive Board will advise the centre leadership on the direction, priority and control of all high- level managing issues such as planning, financial and technical matters. The Executive board will have representatives from all partner types.  

The Centre Leader is responsible for the daily management within the frame set by the Executive board.

The Centre Management Team (CMT) will consist of a centre leader, deputy leader, innovation facilitator, administrative support, and theme/crosscutting area leaders. The thematic area/ cross-cutting area leader will also ensure that science-based innovation delivered within all thematic areas are optimally prepared to enter the next stage in their TRL life, supported by associated science-to-practice mechanisms (e.g. Innovation Norway) and eventually reach the national and international market. Indicative activities include: Route to Market, Businesses and Services, Public sector innovation, Impact driven process definitions, preparing for “Innovation Norway”, exporting technology and know-how beyond Norway. 

The National Advisory Board will handle overall professional activities, so that the centre meets important national interests and knowledge needs, especially with relevant ministries and directorates, R&D and key stakeholders in the private and public sector. The board will connect different academic environments and prioritize new and ongoing project activity as well as other major research projects within the centre´s area of operation. Further the board will prioritize proposed project activities from external partners, and take care of the strategic development of the centre.

International Initiatives will have representatives from outside Norway (Scandinavia, Europe and outside Europe. The centre leader will appoint a person from CMT to coordinate the advisory board. The committee will be invited to attend at least one executive board meeting to present their recommendations.  

Green Shift Task Forces (GSTF) are established, and are the key body of the centre’s strategic initiatives. GTSF will be a collaboration arena for academia and the industry. GTSF together with CMT will identify new and relevant opportunities from Horizon Europe, RCN, Innovation Norway, or any other potential sources.