Strategic Programme for Knowledge-Based Innovation (SKI)

NTNU Strategic Programme for Knowledge-Based Innovation (SKI)


NTNU Strategic Programme for Knowledge-Based Innovation



NTNU seeks 15 new Innovation Managers

15 new Innovation Managers

At NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, we create knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

NTNU has adopted a new strategy for the period 2018 – 2025 with innovation as a core area. We appointed 15 innovation managers to help transform more research into benefits in practice. The positions form part of the NTNU Strategic Programme for Knowledge-Based Innovation.


Their most important responsibility

The Innovation Manager’s most important responsibility is to realize more of the innovation potential in research and research collaboration.

The Innovation Manager’s have a position in the discipline of innovation, in which key responsibilities are: 

  • Explore research results in depth to identify and realize ideas for potential innovations
  • Help to increase innovative activity with clusters, centres and strategic areas of focus as a starting point
  • Realize research-based innovation together with partners
  • Further develop a culture of innovation and work methods in the discipline of innovation in our academic communities
  • Increase the visibility of innovation activity in our academic communities and collaborative partners
  • Participate in relevant strategic arenas

The Innovation Manager will be a door-opener for new opportunities for cooperation, working with leading expert communities at NTNU and in a team with other innovation managers.

The Innovation Manager will have an opportunity to develop unique expertise and will be an important contributor to realizing NTNU’s strategy and mission.


The Innovation Managers

The Innovation Managers

Faculty of Architecture and Design

Anne Nuijten

Faculty of Economics and Management

Eirik Gjelsvik Medbø

Faculty of Engineering

Jonas Bergmann-Paulsen

Rita Løberg

Kjell Olav Skjølsvik

Faculty of Humanities

Dagfinn Dybvig

Faculty of Information Technology and Electronical Engineering

Reinold Ellingsen

Ida Fuchs

Jan Onarheim

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Tormod Njølstad

Vikram Singh Parmar

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Li He

Finn Robert Müller

Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences

Anne Berit Emstad



Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A. Nagelhus HernesHost

Pro-Rector for Innovation
Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes

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Management support
Hanne Nilsen

Project Manager

Project Manager

Targeted initiatives

Innovation for a better world

NTNU has contributed to innovation processes and social development for more than a hundred years.

We aim to:

  • Increase the transfer of innovation and knowledge between us and our partners in the private and public sectors
  • Identify more ideas with the potential to become new innovations
  • Strengthen and support a culture of innovation and teamwork skills in the academic communities
  • Make innovation activities more visible and accessible

Stimulus package for more innovation

Stimulus package for more innovation

Launch at Technoport

Launch at Technoport 2018

Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes and Rector Gunnar Bovim at Technoport 2018. Photo: Thor Nielsen/NTNU

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

More photos from the launch (Flickr)