NTNU's entrepreneurship ecosystem
All parties and services involved in innovation and business cooperation at NTNU are listed here, in alphabetic order. Together they form our "entrepreneurship ecosystem", a loosely knit system of benefactors, services, courses and experts who promote innovation and entrepreneurship at NTNU.
Forums for collaboration between academic environment at NTNU and business to strengthen educational activities at the university.
Centres for Excellence in Education feature outstanding quality and innovative practices in education. Page in Norwegian.
CIP provides a platform for the promotion of research, education and collaboration based on the strategic management of intellectual assets and property. The center is currently jointly governed by Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg, and NTNU.
Large EU initiative to develop new solutions to climate change in collaboration between research institutions, the public sector and the business community.
Constellations that encourage increased innovation and collaboration between businesses, research and educational environments, and public-sector players.
Interdisciplinary teams of students work to find solutions to issues presented by stakeholders in business and the public sector.
The students’ own centre for innovation is a meeting place for existing communities of innovation and inquisitive newcomers. Page in Norwegian.
Students at the Faculty of Humanities use their academic competence in the world of work through a period of practice in businesses and public-sector organizations. Page in Norwegian.
Students and young entrepreneurs from all of Norway gather in Trondheim to compete for glory and honour, and over half a million kroner in prize money. Page in Norwegian.
Provides insight into the importance of the entrepreneur for the development of society – and the importance of society for entrepreneurship.
Accelerator for knowledge-based start-ups, offering funding, networking and incubator space in central Trondheim. Page in both English and Norwegian.
Networking for NTNU’s former students, current students and staff, providing a forum for sharing knowledge and experience.
A service linking students and employers through collaborative engagements, practice and recruitment to the workplace.
Provides support for development, verification and quality assurance of ideas and projects that have the potential to be commercially viable.
Counselling for administrative staff and researchers working at or visiting NTNU. Services includes housing, dual career services, seminars, courses and social activities for the international community at NTNU.
Master's programme in entrepreneurship. Combines theory with practical experience through establishing new ventures.
Works to create value from research at NTNU, in the form of new products or services that benefit society.
Research centres such as the Centres for Research-based Innovation (CRIs) and for Environment-friendly Energy Research (CEERs) as well as research programmes generate many new ideas and projects that benefit society in the form of products and services.
Free guidance and regular follow-up for students who want to develop an idea. Page in Norwegian
Innovation programme for knowledge-based business ideas in which concept originators develop their business concept together with a team of students and specialist resources. Page in Norwegian.
Organization that creates meeting places for students, researchers, entrepreneurs and established business and industry through the Technoport conference and other events.
A national business plan competition for students. Also credit-bearing subjects in business development. Page in Norwegian.
Pro-Rector for Innovation
Staff, Pro-Rector for Innovation
The Staff of the Pro-Rector for Innovation work in partnership with business and the community on innovation and renewal. They create arenas for collaboration and knowledge at the regional, national and international level, and work with innovation processes and innovative projects.
Per Arne Wilson
Project manager NTNU Strategic Programme for Knowledge-Based Innovation (SKI)
Project manager NTNU Discovery
Contact webmaster for innovation resources