SINTEF is one of the largest independent research organisation in Europe. It is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research institute that possesses international top-level expertise and laboratories in technology, medicine and the social sciences. SINTEF employs 2,200 staff, from 75 different countries. Over seven out of ten employees are research scientists.
SINTEF is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. The profits of contract research projects are invested in new research, scientific equipment and competence development. Our vision is Technology for a better society.
SINTEF operates in partnership with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, and collaborates with the University of Oslo and other universities and research institutes worldwide.
SINTEF also acts as an incubator for technology transfer and new companies. The last ten years we were involved in the commercialisation of more than eighty different SINTEF technologies, through licensing agreements and the establishment of new companies. In 2015, our tech transfer office SINTEF TTO was named investor of the year in Norway.