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 cooperation

The aim is to build larger and more robust academic environments with higher quality that will be better able to seize and develop new opportunities. Through this, 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: 

Internationally outstanding together

 


NTNU is partner in these Gemini Centres:

Applied Artificial Intelligence

Partners: NTNU and SINTEF

2012–2018


Big Data

Partners: NTNU, SINTEF and UiO

2016–2019


Digital Sepsisforebygging (sepsis prevention)

Partners: NTNU, SINTEF and St. Olavs Hospital

2018–2022


Electrical Energy and Energy Systems

Partners: NTNU and SINTEF

2004–2022


Health Services Research

Partners: NTNU and SINTEF

2005–2022


Internet of Things (IoT)

Partners: NTNU, SINTEF and UiO

2017–2020


KinCat – Catalysis Group

Partners: NTNU and SINTEF

2007–2019


Lifex – LIFEtime eXtension of metallic structures

Partners: NTNU and SINTEF

2016–2019


Marine Structural Engineering

Partners: NTNU and SINTEF

2003–2020


Maritime Communication

Partners: NTNU and SINTEF

2012–2018


Maritime Logistics

Partners: NTNU and SINTEF

2012–2022


PROST – Process Systems Engineering

Partners: NTNU and SINTEF

2010–2019


PV-Solar Cell Materials

Partners: NTNU and SINTEF

2005–2018


ROBOTICS

Partners: NTNU and SINTEF

2017–2020


ROSS – Reliability and Safety Studies

Partners: NTNU and SINTEF

2007–2019


TELL – Technology enhanced lifelong learning

Partners: NTNU and SINTEF

2012–2018


TEM – Transmission Electron Microscopy

Partners: NTNU and SINTEF

2005–2018


Tribology

Partners: NTNU and SINTEF

2004–2022

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Internationally outstanding 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.