SINTEF Technology and Society
SINTEF Technology and Society will be integrated into other SINTEF institutes from 1 July 2018.
We re-organise the research activities to achieve closer integration of social science and technology research, as well as strengthening research areas such as, health, transport, technology management, safety and security, digital transformation and working life.
The Department of Safety and Mobility Research splits.
- The Mobility and Transport Research groups go to SINTEF Building and Infrastructure.
- The Safety and Reliability Research group goes to SINTEF Digital.
Contact Research Director Roar Norvik
- The Operations Research group goes to SINTEF Industry.
- The Economics Research group goes to SINTEF Building and Infrastructure.
- The three Technology Management Research groups go SINTEF Digital.
Contact acting Research Director Lisbeth Øyum
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.
Honoured for invention in neurosurgical ultrasound
SINTEF’s prize for outstanding research in 2016 has been jointly awarded to ultrasound researcher Tormod Selbekk at SINTEF and neurosurgeon Geirmund Unsgård at St. Olav's Hospital/NTNU.
Cooled patients are treated differently
What is the best form of first aid for a cold, injured body? Mountain medicine researchers are now co-operating to find the answer. At present there is actually no “best practice” for treating this type of patients.
SmartChain – Automation and Digitalization for Efficient Supply Chains
Norwegian suppliers have had a significant competitiveness and growth potential related to knowledge-based production of highly advanced and innovative products with a high degree of customization. Over the years, we have positioned ourselves in the top of many premium market segments. However, when competition from low-cost competitors intensifies, can we also assert ourselves in the volume segments?
HINDCON is an EU-funded project, studying 3D-printing of concrete in the construction sector. SINTEF’s role in the project is to research how the new 3D-printing construction will affect the construction process, in terms of lean manufacturing but also how the new processes affect the construction workers.
The integration of ICT solutions in critical infrastructures is making societies increasingly "smarter" (e.g. smart cities, smart grids and smart transport). This presents both opportunities and risks. This is the starting point of SmartResilience – how can we ensure that the smart society is also a safe and secure society?
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.