BATTERY 2030+ – large-scale European initiative for battery research starts up
The European research initiative BATTERY 2030+ is now getting going. The ambition is to make Europe a world leader in the development and production of the batteries of the future. These batteries need to store more energy, have a longer life, and be safer and more environmentally friendly than today’s batteries in order to facilitate the transition to a more climate-neutral society. The project is led by Uppsala University.
Knowledge and innovation for circular transition
SINTEF hosted a very successful Circular Economy conference, the fourth in a row, with over 1600 participants. The topic for this year's conference was to share new knowledge and create new opportunities in the transition to a circular economy. Norwegian and international companies, researchers, decision-makers and the Minister of Climate and Environment, Sveinung Rotevatn, were present.
Searching for the secret to more efficient solar cells
The search for the perfect solar cell is not yet over. Norwegian researchers are now adopting a new approach to the cells’ raw material, crystalline silicon, with the aim of making the electricity-generating cells even more efficient.
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.
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.
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.
New fast-track software tool for emissions-free transport
New software now being developed as part of an EU-funded project will ease the roll-out of hydrogen-powered haulage vehicles, ships and trains when a “new Europe” starts to take shape once the Covid-19 crisis is behind us.
Ceramic 3D printing for fast, safe and cheaper production of vaccines
The NESSIE research project makes it possible for the first time to produce highly complex vaccines in large quantities at low cost using ceramic 3D printing. The novel process makes vaccines available to countries that previously could not afford the high cost of essential vaccines such as measles or rubella.