SiNoPSE is a Sino-Norwegian Partnership on Sustainable Energy between Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Tsinghua University (THU). SiNoPSE aims to create a triple helix collaboration on sustainable energy between NTNU, THU and SJTU, and their local networks of research, industries and cities. SJTU and THU are the leading Chinese universities in sustainable energy, from a technology and societal perspective respectively. THU and SJTU have substantial activities in the energy area with internationally recognized research groups in strategically important science fields and are thus in a good position to contribute in the global transition process towards sustainable energy.