Gemini Centres

Gemini centre

The Gemini center 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:

 

Acoustic Research Center – ARC

Partnere: NTNU IE og SINTEF Digital

2019 – 2023


Big Data

Partners: NTNU IE, UiO MatNat and SINTEF Digital

2016 – 2023


Catalysis Group – KinCat

Partners: SINTEF Industry and NTNU NV

2007 – 2023


Climate adaption in the built environment

Partners: NTNU IVNTNU SU og SINTEF Community

2020 – 2024


COEnhanced Oil Recovery & Storage

Partners: NTNU IV and SINTEF Industry

2020 – 2024


COIMPACT

Partners: NTNU NV and SINTEF Industry

2019 – 2023


Digital Transformation Management

Partners: NTNU IEUiO MatNat and SINTEF Digital

2019 – 2023


Economic Analysis and Optimization

Partners: NTNU ØK and SINTEF Industry

2019 – 2023


Electrical Energy and Energy Systems

Partners: SINTEF Energy and NTNU IE

2004 – 2022


Extended Realities – XR

Partners: NTNU IE, NTNU SU, SINTEF Digital and SINTEF Community

2019 – 2023


Health promoting architecture and surroundings – HelsA

Partners: NTNU ADSINTEF DigitalSINTEF Community and NTNU Social Research

2019 – 2023


Health Services Research

(in Norwegian)

Partners: NTNU MH and SINTEF Digital

2005 – 2022


Hydrochemical Processing Technology in the Circular Economy – HyProS

Partners: NTNU NV, UiO MatNat and SINTEF Industry

2018 – 2022

 

Hydropower optimization

Partners: NTNU IENTNU ØK og SINTEF Energy

2020 – 2024


Inclusive education and childhood

Partners: NTNU Social ResearchNTNU MHNTNU SU and SINTEF Digital

2020 – 2024


Internet of Things – IoT

Partners: NTNU IE, SINTEF Digital and UiO MatNat

2017 – 2020


LIFEtime eXtension of metallic structures – Lifex

Partners: NTNU IV and SINTEF Industry

2016 – 2023


Marine Structural Engineering

(in Norwegian)

Partners: SINTEF Ocean and NTNU IV

2003 – 2020


Maritime Communication

Partners: SINTEF DigitalSINTEF OceanNTNU IE, NTNU IV and UiO MatNat

2012 – 2022


Maritime Logistics

Partners: SINTEF OceanSINTEF DigitalNTNU IV and NTNU ØK

2012 – 2022


Physical Metallurgy

Partners: NTNU IVNTNU NVSINTEF Industry and SINTEF Manufacturing

2020 – 2024


Resilient Critical Infrastructures and Societies (Resilience)

Partners: NTNU SUNTNU ØKSINTEF OceanSINTEF DigitalSINTEF Community og NTNU Social Research

2019 – 2023


Reliability and Safety Studies – ROSS

Partners: SINTEF DigitalSINTEF EnergyNTNU IV, NTNU ØK, NTNU MH and NTNU Social Research,

2019 – 2023


ROBOTICS

(in Norwegian)

Partners:  SINTEF Ocean and NTNU IE

2017 – 2024


Sepsis Research

(in Norwegian)

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

2018 – 2022


Smart, Safe and Sustainable Health Care

Partnere: NTNU MHNTNU IVSINTEF Community og St. Olavs Hospital

2020 – 2024


Solar Cells

Partners: SINTEF Industry and NTNU NV

2005 – 2022


Systems Development

Partners: NTNU IE, UiO MatNat and SINTEF Digital

2018 – 2022


Transmission Electron Microscopy – TEM

Partners: NTNU NV and SINTEF Industry

2005 – 2022


Tribology

Partners: SINTEF Industry and NTNU IV

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.