Services and initiatives

– Our resources and collaboration with business and industry

Wind tunnel


Looking for collaboration, expertise or researchers support?

Many research communities at NTNU have strong and well-developed collaboration and partnership with the business community and the public sector in organized research training, student projects, exchange of knowledge and specific skills. Please find help for collaboration, how to get in touch with research groups and students, and about international researcher support:

Collaboration with NTNU

Collaboration with NTNU

Find helpful information about how your business or organization can work together with NTNU.

Academic environments and expertise

Academic environments and expertise

Gain access to expertise and meeting places at NTNU for exchange of specialized knowledge. 

Collaboration with students

Collaboration with students

Find NTNU students in relevant and exciting programmes of study for academic cooperation.

International Researchers Support

International Researchers Support

Counselling services for researchers and the international community at NTNU.


Contact and Resources


Contact us about innovation resources and collaboration with business and industry:

All staff members of the Pro-Rector for Innovation 


NTNU’s entrepreneurship ecosystem (services and resources) within collaboration with the working world and the business sector.

For students and employees

At Innsida (intranet) you will find:

Innovation managers at NTNU

NTNU has appointed 15 innovation managers to help transform more research into benefits in practice.

Read more about the innovation managers and NTNU Strategic Programme for Knowledge-Based Innovation (SKI)

News about innovation

One of Europe’s most innovative universites

NTNU is #56 at Reuters’ top 100 list of most innovative universities in Europe. Criteria for the list are total patents filed, sucess rate and commercial impact.

Gemini Research Magazine 

News about innovation at NTNU and SINTEF.

Knowledge-Based Innovation

NTNU appointed 15 innovation managers to help transform more research into benefits in practice:
NTNU Strategic Programme for Knowledge-Based Innovation (SKI)

Number one ranking in the world

Top marks for NTNU in partnership with a single industry collaborator: SINTEF (March 2017).


DAMVAD Analytics report Economic impact of research collaborations with NTNU (pdf): Companies that have collaborated with NTNU have experienced an additional revenue growth, created more jobs and have invested more than other comparable companies (January 2017).


Pro-Rector for Innovation

Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes leads NTNU’s efforts to promote innovation, and is responsible for maintaining strategic collaborative relationships with businesses and industry on a regional national and international level. 

Vice-Rector in Gjøvik Jørn Wroldsen represent and position NTNU as an institution for regional working life.

Vice-Rector in Ålesund Annik Magerholm Fet represent and position NTNU as an institution for regional working life.