Norwegian Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI)

Hosts and partnerships at NTNU

Norwegian Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI)

Centre for Research-based Innovation (CRI/SFI)

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The Research Council of Norway provides long-term funding for collaboration between research-performing companies and research groups in fields of importance for innovation and value creation, and with enhance of technology transfer, internationalization and researcher training. The SFI scheme, advertisements, and current and former centres.

How can we boost the impact of SFIs?

How can we boost the impact of SFIs?

NTNU and SINTEF have jointly challenged eight of our SFI leaders to share their experience and best practice related to the opportunities for increased innovation and value creation from research activities in the SFIs.

These experiences are summarized in this report (May 2023, PDF):

Promoting innovation: how can we boost the impact of SFIs? Guidance and recommendations 

NTNU hosts SFIs

NTNU hosts 6 SFIs

SFI AutoShip – Autonomous Ships ensures that Norwegian players take a leading role in the development of autonomous ships (2020-2028).

SFI CGF – Centre for Geophysical Forecasting works with geophysical forecasting and sustainable use of the resources (2020-2028).

SFI CIUS – Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions has research on ultrasound for medical applications and oil, gas and maritime sectors (2015-2024).

SFI NORCICS – Norwegian Centre for Cybersecurity in Critical Sectors enables companies and society to digitize in a secure and reliable manner (2020-2028).

SFI NorwAI – Norwegian Research Center for AI Innovation has research on AI and Big Data for industrial solutions (2020-2028).

SFI PhysMet – Centre for sustainable and competitive metallurgical and manufacturing industry has research on physical metallurgy for the metal industry (2020-2028).

NTNU is partner in SFIs

NTNU is partner in 8 SFIs

SFI BLUES has research on floating stationary structures, SINTEF Ocean hosts the centre (2020-2028).

SFI DigiWells develops digitization and automation for drilling oil and gas, NORCE – Norwegian Research Centre AS hosts the centre (2020-2028).

SFI Harvest develops technology for use of marine resources, SINTEF Ocean hosts the centre (2020-2028).

SFI Industrial Biotechnology coordinates national infrastructure and expertise in networks, SINTEF hosts the centre (2020-2028).

SFI Manufacturing works for sustainable and advanced manufacturing, SINTEF Manufacturing AS hosts the centre (2015-2024).

SFI Offshore Mechatronics works with hydraulics, robotics, automation, UiA – University of Agder hosts the centre (2015-2024).

SFI ProCardio develops ICT platform for cardiology, Oslo University Hospital hosts the centre (2020-2028).

SFI SWIPA – Subsurface Well Integrity, Plugging and Abandonment develops well barriers and underground barriers, SINTEF hosts the centre (2020-2028).

Former SFI

Former SFI

NTNU has hosted 9 SFIs

SFI CASA – Centre for Advanced Structural Analysis (2015-2023)

SFI Center for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry (2007-2015)

SFI iCSI – Industrial Catalysis Science and Innovation (2015-2024)

SFI Medical Imaging Laboratory (2007-2015)

SFI Metal Production (2015-2023)

SFI MOVE – Marine Operations in Virtual Environments (2015-2023)

SFI SAMCoT – Sustainable Arctic Marine and Coastal Technology (2011-2019)

SFI SIMLab – Structural Impact Laboratory (2007-2014)

SFI SUBPRO – Subsea production and processing (2015-2024)

NTNU has been partner in 14 SFIs

SFI CIRFA – Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations (2015-2024)

SFI COIN - Concrete Innovation Centre (2007-2014)

SFI CREATE - Centre for Research-based Innovation in Aquaculture Technology (2007-2015)

SFI CtrlAQUA - Centre for Research-Based Innovation in Closed-Containment Aquaculture (2015-2023)

SFI DrillWell - Drilling and Well Centre for Improved Recovery (2011-2019)

SFI Exposed Aquaculture Operations (2015-2023)

SFI FACE - Multiphase Flow Assurance Innovation Centre (2007-2015)

SFI Information Access Disruptions - iAD (2007-2015)

SFI Innovative Natural Gas Processes and Products - inGAP (2007-2015)

SFI Klima 2050 (2015-2022)

SFI NORMAN - Norwegian Manufacturing Future (2007-2015)

SFI SIRIUS – Centre for Scalable Data Access in the Oil and Gas Domain (2015-2024)

SFI Smart Maritime - Norwegian Centre for improved energy-efficiency and reduced emissions from the maritime sector (2015-2023)

SFI Statistics for Innovation (2007-2014)