this year's theme

5th NTNU and SINTEF European Strategy Summit

A special online edition of our annual summit Friday 26 November 2021


Programme and registration

NTNU and SINTEF invitation

Do you want to learn more about how you can use the EU's research programme as a door opener to new markets and a source of funding for green and digital change?

At the NTNU–SINTEF European Strategy Summit we will share our experience and expertise on how we can succeed in Horizon Europe, and how EU projects can contribute to:

  • accelerate development and the shift towards green technologies
  • digitalisation and circular economy
  • modernization of our health services.

Together with the top leaders of the EU Commission in Brussels, the new Norwegian government, industry and the public sector, we will lay out the strategy for success in the European and global markets.

To warm up for the summit, three breakfast webinars will be held 23–25 November to introduce the audience to Horizon Europe, the European Green Deal and the EU taxonomy background into this years’ summit.

You are welcome to participate at all events.

Registration is closed



Livestream on DN Studio platform

This years' NTNU-SINTEF European Strategy Summit will be streamed on DN Studio's platform.  Some parts of the programme will be in Norwegian and other parts will be in English on the DN Studio platform.

Watch the recordings of the summit

Speakers in Plenary session

Contributors in the Plenary session

Contributors at the NTNU and SINTEF European Strategy Summit will include high-level representatives from the Norwegian government, funding agencies, the private, public and voluntary sectors, operative and high-level representatives from the European Commission and leadership from NTNU and SINTEF.

Speakers row 1


Julien Guerrier, photo

Julien Guerrier

Director in DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Jan Christian Vestre, photo

Jan Christian Vestre

Minister of Trade and Industry

Oddmund Løkensgard Hoel, photo

Oddmund Løkensgard Hoel

State Secretary, Ministry of Education and Research

speakers row 2

Anne Borg, photo

Anne Borg

Professor and Rector, NTNU

Alexandra Bech Gjørv, photo

Alexandra Bech Gjørv

President and Chief Executive Officer, SINTEF

speakers row 3

Mari Sundli Tveit, photo

Mari Sundli Tveit

CEO, Research Council of Norway

Håkon Haugli, photo

Håkon Haugli

CEO, Innovation Norway

speakers row 3

Anita Krohn Traaseth, photo

Anita Krohn Traaseth

European Innovation Council Board member

Per Espen Stoknes, photo

Per Espen Stoknes

Adaption to Climate Change Mission Board member and Associate Professor BI Norwegian Business School

speakers row 5

Patrick Waldemar, photo

Patrick Waldemar

Vice President for Research, Telenor ASA

Jon Funderud, photo

Jon Funderud

CEO, Seaweed Solutions AS


Karianne Tung, photo

Moderator Plenary session:

Karianne Tung

CEO, Technoport


About Aim Speakers

About the summit

The annual NTNU and SINTEF European Strategy Summit is a high-level annual seminar bringing together leaders from Norwegian business and industry, organizations, the public sector, funding agencies, and public authorities. The summit celebrates its 5th edition this year.

More about the summit

Our aim

NTNU and SINTEF are dedicated to European research collaboration and want to mobilize Norwegian actors to increase their involvement in the Horizon Europe programme, help to define future priorities as well as strengthen Norway’s position in the EU area.

More about the aim of the summit