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Latest news from SINTEF: Archive 2006

Norwegian aid provides new jobs in Bosnia

The innovation centre that SINTEF helped to establish in Bosnia and Herzegovina has given young people new opportunities in the city of Tuzla. Fifty work-places for highly trained people seeking work have been created in the course of the past year...

Success for “sensible trawl”

In the search for a new and improved trawl net, Ulrik Jes Hansen had a brainwave: “What if we turn the net 90 degrees?” This has certainly proved to be a good idea.

When the Japanese take a shower - we supply the hot water

Hundreds of thousands of Japanese people get their hot shower water by means of energy-saving Norwegian technology. The invention spares the environment and climate by using CO2 – the very gas that has had to carry much of the blame for the...

Good bosses enjoy chaos

In the restructuring process, good bosses clear up chaotic situations and create relaxed working conditions for their employees. Even when time is scarce, they don’t get stressed.

NTNU and SINTEF take steps to realize their world-class ambitions

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has entered into a strategic alliance with the research organization SINTEF to develop the technological environment in Trondheim internationally. The aim is to be among the world leaders in...

Agreement strengthens SINTEF’s tech transfer activity

SINTEF has entered into a cooperation with the Four Seasons Venture Group, one of the Nordic region’s leading venture capital and private equity firms. The agreement provides SINTEF with increased access to capital and competence to industrialise...

Driverless transport in big cities

SINTEF is the only Scandinavian partner in the new EU project CityMobil, in which €40 million will help to develop more efficient transport in European cities.

Eurofighter offers SINTEF co-operation

Eurofighter offers SINTEF the unique opportunity to pursue its development of an intelligent noise reduction/hearing protection and communication transceiver suitable for use in a fighter aircraft cockpit.

SINTEF participates in eight Centres for Research-based Innovation

The Research Council of Norway announced June 16, 2006 the names of the successful applicants who wish to establish Centres for Research-based Innovation (CRIs). SINTEF did very well in the allocation process, and is a participant in eight of the...

A week for the CO2 hunters

On Monday June 19, Odd Roger Enoksen, Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy ll opened the world’s biggest conference on CO2 capture and storage in Trondheim.

EU in the starting box with green fossil energy

On Tuesday March 7, the starter’s pistol goes off in Oslo for EU’s efforts to generate fossil-based electricity and hydrogen incorporating CO2 treatment. SINTEF has been given responsibility for coordinating the first phase of the project. In this...

Operating with millimetre precision

On June 24, 2004, Røros woman Gunhild Sollie received the gift of life for the second time. A life-threatening tumour of the cerebellum was already the size of a plum. Utilising a completely new operating method, doctors were able to do the...

Reidar Bye to become Senior Executive Vice President of SINTEF

Reidar Bye has been appointed Senior Executive Vice President of SINTEF with immediate effect. He will continue as Executive Vice President of Finance (CFO). As Senior Executive Vice President, Bye will act as deputy for SINTEF President Unni...

SINTEF goes to ground in New York

Samples of rock from the subsurface of Manhattan are being sent to Trondheim on a regular basis. New York is extending its subway system and renewing its water supply - and both projects are getting help from SINTEF.

Ecological effects of coastal sea cage farms

SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, NINA, Norwegian Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture Research and the University of Alicante, Spain have a new project to look into the ecological effects of coastal sea cage farms on wild fish

SINTEF expertise on Brazil’s continental shelf

SINTEF Petroleum Research has really got its foot in the door of Brazil’s petroleum industry. The state oil company Petrobras is the client for eight of the Institute’s projects, in which Brazilian interests are investing a total of NOK 15 million.

Avoiding disappointments in exploration of the Barents Sea

A great deal of oil may have leaked out of Barents Sea reservoirs 30 to 40 million years ago and during the more recent Ice Ages. A new report from SINTEF tells us which parts of the basin may have been emptied of their petroleum resources.

Statskonsult moves in with SINTEF Macedonia

In Skopje, Macedonia, SINTEF has established with a local office with four employees. The cooperation with other organizations is now expanded with new tenants.