SINTEF supports AI-driven design in EU's most ambitious battery research project
EU invests €20 million to accelerate the development of the next generation of high performance and sustainable batteries.
New research and innovation center to provide climate-friendly value creation on the Norwegian continental shelf
The Board of the Research Council of Norway decided on June 11 to grant SFI Swipa (Subsurface Well Integrity, Plugging and Abandonment) status as Center for Research-Driven Innovation for the next eight years.
We want to be a driver for the transformation of Norway
“This is a major and important boost for Norway. The SFI centres aim to create the business and industry of the future. NTNU and SINTEF want to be a driver for the major transformation that the nation is facing,” say NTNU’s Rector Anne Borg and Alexandra Bech Gjørv, President and CEO of SINTEF.
Sound beacons support safer tunnel evacuation
Research conducted as part of the project EvacSound demonstrates that auditory guidance using sound beacons is an effective aid during the evacuation of smoke-filled road tunnels. This is good news. It is a fact that vehicle drivers and passengers cannot normally expect to be rescued by the emergency services during such accidents.
Interrupted breathing during sleep – a widespread disease with no cure
Every fifth Norwegian suffers from the widespread disease obstructive sleep apnea. Several treatment options exist, among them surgery, however results are unpredictable and of variable quality and differ from individual to individual. What determines if the treatment is successful or not? Our scientific research using mathematical airflow models may help the medical doctors to find the answer.
Launch of Sweden's largest carbon capture and storage plant
On May 26, Sweden’s largest test facility for CO2-capture began operations at Preem's refinery in Lysekil. The entire value chain will now be analyzed – from the capture of carbon dioxide to its storage – in the pilot research project ‘Preem CCS’. The outcome of the project will enable more companies to use the technology and reduce their CO2 emissions.
Gerd Kjølle receives NTVA's honorary award for her smart grid research
Gerd Kjølle, Chief Scientist at SINTEF and Professor at NTNU, has been honoured by the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA). She receives the NTVA honorary award for her ground-breaking contributions to a more reliable electricity distribution grid and security of electricity supply.
Getting the body to make its own cancer drugs
Imagine that we could instruct our bodies to make the drugs they need themselves. The gene technology that makes this possible is called mRNA therapy, which may become a major tool in the treatment of multiple diseases. Norwegian researchers are currently helping to develop a drug of this kind to treat the most aggressive form of breast cancer.