Collaboration, experts, education
Companies, public sector and investors will find contacts for innovation at NTNU on this portal page.
Research communities at NTNU have a 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. NTNU’s ecosystem for innovation includes a large number of actors and services. NTNU is partner i several nationall cluster collaborations.
Contact and Resources
Contact us about innovation resources and collaboration with business and industry:
- NTNU in Trondheim: Arild Smolan
- NTNU in Gjøvik: Jørn Wroldsen
- NTNU in Ålesund: Kirsti Brekke
- All staff, Pro-Rector for Innovation
Do you want to invest in start-ups from NTNU? Get an overview over companies looking for investors or partners:
- Spark NTNU
- NTNU School of Entrepreneurship
TTO – NTNU Technology Transfer AS
Collaboration with NTNU and Academic environments and expertise
Parties and services in innovation and business collaboration.
Gain access to expertise and meeting places at NTNU for exchange of knowledge.
Your business, organization or agency can work together with NTNU. The opportuinites for collaboration with students are good.
NTNU’s partnership i Norwegian Innovations Clusters: Arena, Arena Pro and GCE.
Innovation managers at NTNU
NTNU hosts 12 CRI/SFI and partner in 14 CRI/SFI – Centre for Research-ased Innovation. The CRI/SFI scheme is national and funded by The Norwegian Resesearch Council.
NTNU hosts 3 CEER/FME and is partner in 7 CEER/FME – Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research. The CEER/FME scheme is national and funded by The Norwegian Research Council.
NTNU Strategic Programme for Knowledge-based Innovation (SKI) with several innovation managers. The programme is NTNU's own commitment to help transform more research into benefits in practice.
News about innovation
News about innovation at NTNU and SINTEF
Documentation and visibility of innovation at NTNU
Report: Documentation and visbility of innovations at NTNU – Focus on societal impact and collaboration with working life (pdf, November 2020)
News about innovation recent years
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 Gro Iren Kvanli Dæhlin represents and positions NTNU as an institution for regional working life.
Vice-Rector in Ålesund Annik Magerholm Fet represents and positions NTNU as an institution for regional working life.
For students and employees
For students and employees
Find information on the intranet:
- Students: Start a business
- Employees: Research-based innovation