Innovation resources

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. Here you can find NTNU’s services and initiatives in innovation.

Strong commitment on innovation

Rector Gunnar Bovim and the Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A Nagelhus Hernes launched NTNU’s new large-scale initiative in innovation at the Technoport 2018 conference in Trondheim 28 February:

The NTNU Strategic Programme for Knowledge-Based Innovation (SKI)

The programme is a new targeted development project aimed at increasing the conversion of NTNU’s knowledge, ideas, technology, methods and results from research into specific innovations. In a pilot, NTNU is appointing 15 new Innovation Managers The positions will be announced in March 2018. NTNU is investing NOK 50 million over three years in the development project, which is unique in its kind.

Leader and host for NTNU’s initiative: Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes.



Pro-Rector for Innovation

Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes


– about innovation, collaboration with the working world and the business sector:

Collaboration with NTNU

Collaboration with NTNU

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

Collaboration with students


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

Academic environment and expertise

Academic environment and expertise

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

International Researcher Support


Counselling services for researchers and the international community at NTNU.


Economic impact

DAMVAD Analytics report Economic impact of research collaborations with NTNU (pdf) of 18 January 2017 is the first analysis to estimate the economic impact of researhc collaborations between the private sector and NTNU.

Companies that have collaborated with NTNU have experienced an additional revenue growth, created more jobs and have invested more than other comparable companies.

NTNU Alumni

International, professional network for former NTNU students, current students and staff.