Cluster collaboration

Cluster collaboration

The Norwegian Innovation Clusters programme with the levels Arena, NCE and GCE is a collaboration between Innovation Norway (State-owned company promoting industrial development), the Industrial Development Corporation of Norway (SIVA) and the Research Council of Norway.


The clusters in the Arena programme spark increased innovation and collaboration between businesses, research and educational environments, and the public sector. NTNU is a partner in:

Arena NxtMedia, Trondheim (in Norwegian)

Arena Legasea, Møre

Arena Skognæringa (Arena Forest Industries), Trøndelag (new)


The Norwegian Centres of Expertise (NCE) help to target, improve and accelerate ongoing development processes in Norwegian clusters. NTNU is a partner in:

NCE Smart Energy Markets, Halden

NCE Raufoss, Raufoss

NCE Aquaculture, Bodø

NCE Oslo Cancer Cluster, Oslo

NCE Oslo MedTech, Oslo

NCE Aquatech Cluster, Trøndelag (new)


The Global Centres of Expertise (GCE) are world-leading clusters with potential for growth in international markets. NTNU is a partner in:

GCE Blue Maritime, Møre

See also næringslivsringer (business networks).





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 

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

Vice-Rector in Ålesund

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


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