SINTEF Technology and Society
SINTEF Technology and Society is a multidisciplinary research institute that is active in the fields of industry, technology and the social sciences.We create knowledge and solutions for private industry and public authorities in the fields of health, care and welfare, oil and gas, safe societies, dignified working conditions, a sustainable working life, efficient and safe transport systems, and climate and the environment.
Illness and injuries at work are costing Norway NOK 30 billion a year
Back pain is the most common ailment affecting quality of life, while crush injuries are the most likely to result in death – and this constitutes the biggest cost to society.
Commercialising gas bubbles for cancer drug delivery
Researchers are now working to design stable micro-bubbles which, combined with ultrasound, can deliver cancer drugs straight to the target tumour.
SET-Nav – Navigating the Roadmap for Clean, Secure and Efficient Energy Innovation
SET-Nav's objective is to support strategic decision making in Europe’s energy sector, to facilitate the development of optimal technology portfolios by market actors. The project is based on three pillars: a broad and technically-advanced modelling portfolio; specific evaluation of the technology pathways; and active stakeholder dialogue and dissemination.
Study to ensure helicopter safety
The petroleum companies in the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association has launched a new study to ensure that the Norwegian offshore industry remains world leading in helicopter safety.
Self Management in the Treatment of Obesity - The Patient as an Active Participant
Overweight and obesity is a growing problem in Norway and in the rest of the world, and the expenses for the community related to obesity are big. Specialists feel that obesity patients often have little insight into their illness and health, and believes that one can achieve better efficacy of treatment if patients have more knowledge. Furthermore, self-management is very important in the treatment of obesity, and health professionals and managers at St. Olav's Hospital are finding that there is potential to support even better up self-efficacy in the treatment regimen. This can lead to that more people achieve good effect of treatment with long-lasting changes of living habits, which can reduce the need for services.
Medical Technology - Laboratories
We are sharing medical technology laboratory facilities in close co-operation with St. Olavs Hospital og NTNU.
SINTEF Technology and Society is a multidisciplinary research institute that operates in the fields of science and technology. Our strategy is to build social science into the national technology projects. In addition to be a strong technology provider to industry an business, we also provide solutions to social problems within the health care and welfare, dignified working conditions, a sustainable and competitive business environment, transport, climate and environment.