SINTEF is Scandinavia’s largest independent research organisation, and is a non-profit research foundation. We employ 2000 people, mainly located in Trondheim and Oslo (Norway). More than 90% of our annual turnover comes from contract research for industry and the public sector in Norway and internationally, and we receive minimal state funding (around 6%).
SINTEF is multidisciplinary, with international top-level expertise in a wide range of technological and scientific disciplines, medicine and the social sciences. We conduct contract R&D as a partner for the private and public sectors. Our vision is “technology for a better society”, and it is an important aspect of our societal role to contribute to the creation of more jobs. We act as an incubator, commercialising technologies through the establishment of new companies.
SINTEF has world leading scientists in areas of relevance to smart cities, such as energy, buildings, transport, health, safety, security and digitalisation. We deliver innovation by developing knowledge and technologies and solutions for all these areas that are brought into practical use.