Centres for Research-based Innovation
The Research Council of Norway provides long-term funding for The SFI/CRI Centres for Research-based Innovation.
The scheme promotes innovation through close cooperation between R&D intensive companies and prominent research institutions.
NTNU hosts seven SFI/CRI
SFI CASA works with multi-scale testing, modelling and simulation of materials and structures for use in, among others, the car industry, the oil and gas industry and the businesses in physical security.
SFI CIUS builds on NTNU’s longstanding tradition in ultrasound research for medical applications and extends this to encompass new research areas within oil, gas and maritime sectors.
SFI iCSI targets the land-based chemical process industry in Norway. The main objective of tje centre is to boost industrial innovation and competitiveness as well as to provide efficient, low-emission process technology.
SFI Metal Production aims to enable industrial innovation and give the industry long term access to world class fundamental competence and candidates. This will enable the industry to maintain its position at the forefront of sustainable innovation.
SFI MOVE develops knowledge, methods and technologies for robust, efficient structures and for maintenance of equipment in extreme waters. These technologies will open new opportunities for Norwegian industry and other stakeholders that work in the Arctic, in deep water, and with wind turbines and deep sea mining.
SFI SAMCoT is a leading national and international centre for the development of robust technology necessary for sustainable exploration and exploitation of the valuable and vulnerable Arctic region.
SFI SUBPRO aims to become a leading international subsea research centre that provides top quality candidates, knowledge and technology innovations. This will be done in partnership with the most important industrial players in the field.
NTNU is partner in eight SFI/CRI
SFI CIRFA aims to become a knowledge hub for research and development on Arctic surveillance technologies. UiT – The Arctic University of Norway hosts the centre.
SFI CtrlAQUA will lay the foundation for closed-containment containment concepts to reduce problems with mortality and sea lice, and to reduce the production time for salmon. Nofima AS hosts the centre.
SFI EXPOSED develops knowledge and technologies for robust, safe and efficient fish farming at exposed locations, enabling a sustainable expansion of the fish farming industry. SINTEF Ocean hosts the centre.
SFI Offshore Mechatronics works with motion compensation, hydraulics, robotics and automation and monitoring techniques to develop components relevant to the industry. UiA – University of Agder hosts the centre.
SFI Manufacturing works with product solutions, automated manufacturing and organizational processes to achieve sustainable and advanced manufacturing. SINTEF Manufacturing AS hosts the centre.
SFI SIRIUS aims to provide the oil and gas business with better ways to access and use the massive amounts of data that are generated in projects and daily operation. UiO – University of Oslo hosts the centre.
SFI Maritime works with innovation use, improvement and combination of cost, energy and emission efficient technologies which also increase the revenues for the maritime industry. SINTEF Ocean hosts the centre.