SINTEF’s Brussels Office
During the past 20 years, SINTEF has made a targeted and long-term commitment to connect with agenda-setting platforms and networks in the European research community. SINTEF`s presence in Brussels is crucial in order to secure these positions. As of today, SINTEF is active in all Horizon Europe partnerships that are relevant to SINTEF and Norway in general.
The EU is the main market for Norwegian business and trade. Together with legislation and other financial mechanisms, Horizon Europe is one of the EUs most important tools for succeeding with the green transition.
Through our presence in Europe, SINTEF contributes to strengthen Norwegian competence and technology relevant for European and global markets. By participating directly or through SINTEF, the industry obtain knowledge about the existing market and the direction it is moving in. Our presence gives us the opportunity to participate in Europe`s political and strategic initiatives and keeps us updated on EEA relevant legislation.
We are one of the largest actors in EU funded research
SINTEF has/had projects in Horizon 2020 worth NOK 2,2 billion, spread across 294 projects. So far in Horizon Europe (HEU) we have received approval for 80 projects with a contribution of €78 million from the European Commission. This makes us the largest Norwegian actor in EU funded research. More than 30% of all Norwegian companies that obtain R&D funding in the EU, do so in collaboration with SINTEF! All the institutes in SINTEF have extensive experience with participating in the EUs industrial- and research community.
You will find us here: Rue Guimard 9, 1000 Bruxelles, close to both the European Commission and the European Parliament.