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 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.
- NTNU's new, strong commitment to innovation includes 15 new Innovation Managers
- News about innovation at Geminiresearchnews.com
- NTNU is the university in the world that produces the highest proportion of the research in collaboration with a single partner from industry, SINTEF, THE – Times Higher Education World University Rankings (9 March 2017)
- Top marks for NTNU and SINTEF for cooperative research, Gemininewsresearch.com (9 March 2017)
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.