Gemini Centres

Gemini centre

The Gemini centre is a model for strategic interaction between parallel professions at NTNU, SINTEF, the University of Oslo and St. Olavs Hospital.

About the Gemini collaboration

The aim is to build larger and more robust academic environments with higher quality. The environments will be better to seize and develop new opportunities, and the partners will increase the competitiveness and value creation of the partnership.

In the international arena, good academic environments are demanded, both from contractors and students. It is the best environments that wins the increasingly tougher international competitions. Therefore, the Gemini centers work in line with the vision: 

Global excellence together


 

NTNU is partner in these Gemini Centres:

 

Big Data

Partners: NTNU IE, UiO MatNat and SINTEF Digital

2016–2019


Economic Analysis and Optimization

Partners: NTNU IØT and SINTEF Industry

2019–2023


Electrical Energy and Energy Systems

Partners: NTNU IE and SINTEF Energy

2004–2022


Extended Realities (XR)

Partners: NTNUSINTEF and XR Norway.

2019 – 2022


Health Services Research

(in Norwegian)

Partners: NTNU MH and SINTEF Digital

2005–2022


HyProS – Hydrochemical Processing Technology in the Circular Economy

Partners: NTNU NV, UiO MatNat and SINTEF Industry

2018–2022


Internet of Things (IoT)

Partners: NTNU IE, SINTEF Digital and UiO MatNat

2017–2020


KinCat – Catalysis Group

Partners: NTNU NV and SINTEF Industry

2007–2019


Lifex – LIFEtime eXtension of metallic structures

Partners: NTNU IV and SINTEF Industry

2016–2019


Marine Structural Engineering

(in Norwegian)

Partners: NTNU IV and SINTEF Ocean

2003–2020


Maritime Communication

Partners: NTNU IE, NTNU IV, UiO MatNat, SINTEF Digital and SINTEF Ocean

2012–2018


Maritime Logistics

Partners: NTNU IV, NTNU ØK, SINTEF Digital and SINTEF Ocean

2012–2022


PROST – Process Systems Engineering

Partners: NTNU IE, NTNU NV and SINTEF Digital

2010–2019


ROBOTICS

Partners: NTNU IE and SINTEF Ocean

2017–2020


ROSS – Reliability and Safety Studies

Partners: NTNU IV, NTNU MH, NTNU ØK, NTNU Social Research, SINTEF Digital and SINTEF Energy

2007–2019


Sepsis Research

(in Norwegian)

Partners: NTNU IE, NTNU MH, SINTEF Digital and St. Olavs Hospital by Midtnorsk senter for sepsisforskning (MNSS) (Mid-Norwegian centre for sepsis research)

2018–2022


Solar Cells

Partners: NTNU NV and SINTEF Industry

2005–2022


Systems Development

Partners: NTNU IE, UiO MatNat and SINTEF Digital

2018–2022


TELL – Technology-Enhanced Lifelong Learning

Partners: NTNU IE and SINTEF Digital

2012–2019


TEM – Transmission Electron Microscopy

Partners: NTNU NV and SINTEF Industry

2005–2022


Tribology

Partners: NTNU IV and SINTEF Industry

2004–2022

Global excellence together

Global excellence together

Coordinator for the Gemini Centres: 
Gunnar Sand, Project Director at SINTEF


The Gemini model requires a planned and actively maintained collaboration between otherwise independent units. The foundation is a willingness to cooperate and mutual understanding and respect for each other's roles and distinctiveness. The cooperation shall be characterized by equality, inclusive behavior and fair resource allocation.

Short history

The concept was established by NTNU and SINTEF in 2003. The University of Oslo joined in 2004 and St. Olavs Hospital in 2007. The revised cooperation agreement was adopted by NTNU and SINTEF in September 2017 and is valid from 2018.

Motivation for cooperation

The Gemini centre is a collaborative arena for building larger and more powerful academic environments. The motive may be to create a platform for applying for SFF / SFI / FME status, EU projects or addressing major societal challenges. The cooperation may also have research councils or joint interaction with industry and the public sector as a purpose. A third motive may be to open new opportunities in the longer term, where the results are not immediately obvious. A Gemini centre may be unidisciplinary, between parallel research groups, or multidisciplinary.

Apply for Gemini Status

Collaborative professional communities can apply for Gemini status twice a year. It must be stated clearly in the application why you want to establish the center and what the partnership will do to achieve its goals.