- A multidisciplinary strategic research area




SUSPRO aims to increase sustainability in customer-driven and capital-intensive offshore shipbuilding by achieving innovations that ensure high environmental and economical performance in uncertain, fluctuating markets. NTNU is project manager and owner and the research activities are carried out in collaboration with SINTEF and the industrial partners Ulstein International AS, Fiskerstrand Holding AS and PON POWER AS. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway's MAROFF program, with financial support from the industrial partners.


Circular Ocean

The EU-funded Circular Ocean project will develop, share and test new solutions and opportunities for processing, recycling and repurposing of marine plastic waste. The project is a collaboration between the research partners North Highland College, Macroom E Enterprise Centre, University for the Creative Arts, the Technical University of Denmark and NTNU. NTNUs contribution to the project is development and application of decision support tools for sustainability assessments. 



PROMAC - Energy efficient processing of macroalgae in blue-green value chains - aims to create new knowledge for energy efficient and sustainable processing and applications of macroalgae as human food and animal feed. The NFR-funded project is managed by Møreforskning and NTNU contributes with life-cycle decision support methods and models for sustainable production.  



SISVI – Sustainable innovation and shared value creation in Norwegian industry - aims to develop knowledge that strengthens the Norwegian industry’s long-term competitive capabilities in a way consistent with the concept of shared value. This means that value is created in a manner that meets both financial and societal needs where the latter typically encompasses environmental and social aspects. Project manager is Professor Annik Magerholm Fet and work-package leaders are Professor Arild Aspelund, Professor Elsebeth Holmen and Professor Alf Steinar Sætre. Sintef Raufoss Manufacturing AS is the research partner.