Through giving mutual access between NTNU and Trondheim municipality, our goal is to build structures and practice, akin to how university hospitals function within the five identified strategic areas. TRD 3.0 has hired five project managers, these positions are shared between the university and Trondheim municipality. The project managers are responsible for developing a strategy, identify common projects, facilitate communication and collaboration within their strategic area.
The project will have concrete KPI´s based on UN SDG`s to enable us to track progress in a meaningful way.
Trondheim municipality and NTNU has like many other cities that host a university had a history of collaborating, however this has been fragmented and within silos both in the municipality and the university. By institutionalizing the collaboration and giving employees in both organizations clear entry points, we aim to structure and bring collaboration to a higher level. Working on concrete common projects with citizen participation is key to achieve our ambitions to become a smart sustainable city. We will become much more active in national and European research and innovation funding schemes and have already succeeded in becoming a H2020 SCC1 – lighthouse city, UN SDG center of excellence, and aim to use international collaboration to further develop TRD 3.0.