Innovation

Innovation


The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering is the "Faculty of the future". We contribute to knowledge for a better world by making a smart, safe and sustainable future possible for citizens, businesses and society. 

This is obtained through our core activities research, research-based education, innovation, and dissemination. Innovation is one of our main tasks.  

Our goal is "to be the leading national contributor to entrepreneurship and innovation originating in our disciplines" – all this according to the faculty's strategy.

 


The IE Faculty contributes significantly to an increased level of innovation driven by ICT and digitalisation in existing Norwegian business and public sectors, with an emphasis on utilising our national advantages and resources.

Electrification and digitalisation of the energy system are central to achieving the climate goals. The IE Faculty contributes to societal change and to the green transition through its innovation activities.

What is innovation?

Innovations are new or significantly improved goods, services, processes, organizational forms, forms of communication, business or marketing models that are used to achieve added value, societal or private benefit. 

In short: 

  • New 
  • Useful 
  • Utilised – someone must have adopted the innovation


NTNU's contribution to innovation takes place through indirect and direct contributions


Indirect contributions can be understood as NTNU's contribution to innovation competence and innovation culture. This is done through integrating innovation into education and research education, and through the creation of new ideas from students and staff. Other sides of it are NTNU facilitating innovation by, for example, supporting incubators and creating their own innovation positions, hosting a centre to create value from research results and good ideas, promoting incentives for innovation, handing out innovation grants and more.

In addition, there is an interaction between NTNU on the one hand, and the public sector and business on the other, where one mutually involves each other in order to make use of the existing competence. 

Direct contributions to innovation from NTNU constitute the innovation each and everyone may encounter in everyday life in the form of products, services, or improvements. Ideas and results from innovation and research are passed on to commercialisation and business development or are used for the development of the public sector and society at large. 

Every year many interesting and innovative projects are developed at the IE Faculty. We wish to show some of them.

Clean Aviation

Clean Aviation

Clean aviation is a strategic research area at the iE faculty. The goal of Clean Aviation is net-zero climate emissions for all flights by 2050.

 

Clean Aviation now have their own web site where you can learn about their research and the different solutions for net-zero emissions.

Clean Aviation at IE web page

Contact

Contact

Entrepreneurship for students

Entrepreneurship for students

Collaboration with students

Collaboration with students

Available technologies

Available technologies

Teknologi

An important part of our corporate social responsibility is to make our research and knowledge applied and accessible.

Under this link, you will find an overview of available technologies that you can access and use in your business. We offer broad, ethical, and predictable access to our unique research results.  

 

 

Spin-offs

Spin-offs

Oppstartsbedrifter

Every year we contribute by establishing new start-ups in order to develop and make our outstanding research results available.

Here you can find an overview of start-ups based on our research. These represent an exceptional opportunity for collaboration with new talents and insight into new cutting-edge technology.

 

SFIs

SFIs

  • CGF Centre for Geophysical Forecasting
  • EXPOSED Centre for Research-Based Innovation on exposed aquaculture operations
  • NORCICS Norwegian Center for Cybersecurity in Critical Sectors
  • NORWAI Norwegian Research Center for AI Innovation
  • SFI Autoship
  • SIRIUS Centre for Scalable Data Access

News

Collaboration with the industry