Enabling Technologies

The Enabling Technologies NTNU Biotechnology, NTNU Digital and NTNU Nano are an input in the development of new products and new industries. The development of the enabling technologies contribute to new solutions that may be employed in most areas of society, such as food production, energy efficiency, transport and better health services.

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NTNU Biotechnology

Synthetic Biology Engineering. Photo: Department of biotechnology, NTNU.

The program «NTNU Biotechnology - the confluence of Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Engineering» was launched in September 2012.

The program encompasses all activities where the use of science and technology to living organisms - and parts, products and models thereof - will change living or non-living materials for the production of knowledge, goods and services.

The program's name reflects that the most efficient way to develop new pioneering biotechnology, is through tight coupling of the life sciences, mathematical sciences and engineering sciences. Six faculties participate in the program.

NTNU Digital

ICT. Illustration by Thinkstock.

NTNU Digital covers the complete range of research and education in information and communication technologies.

The focus is to strengthen our core ICT research so it is applicable across disciplines and applications. This means supporting research that can be vital for future applications, as well as for emerging and potentially disruptive ICT technologies.

The core research areas are used in diverse applications, and the programme aspires to achieve beneficial cross-fertilization by promoting research collaboration across application boundaries.


NTNU NanoLab. Photo: Geir Mogen/NTNUNTNU Nano is an overall, strategic initiative with the objective to coordinate and promote research within nanotechnology, nanoscience and functional materials at NTNU.

Research at the nanolevel is by virtue most often cross disciplinary. Thus, NTNU Nano seeks to assist the initiation of cross disciplinary projects and proposals.

Our cleanroom NTNU NanoLab is part of the initiative NTNU Nano. NTNU NanoLab is the leader of the national infrastructure NorFab, Norwegian Micro- and Nanofabrication Facility.

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