In order to save time and minimise costs and risk, all projects are organised with clear milestones and a focus on revealing any obstacles to progress as early as possible. This is the case regardless of whether we are working with large companies, small or medium-sized enterprises, or start-ups. We prefer to work closely with the client because we believe that we will provide him with added value by supplementing his existing knowledge base with our own technological expertise. We develop new solutions in situations where standard equipment or software is inadequate!
SINTEF ICT works with technology providers across all application areas. We transfer applied ICT research to products and services in close collaboration with technology providers and end-users. In the case of some companies, we work as an extension of their own research and development departments either by contributing valuable specialist expertise, or by providing independent research, development and innovative input. For other companies, we work together with the technology provider to supply complete research and development services, including implementation involving end-users. In such cases we expect the technology provider to take responsibility for final integration and commercialisation of the product. In many cases our pool of applied knowledge within generic fields allows us to cross-fertilise between applications and market sectors, creating new opportunities and valuable ideas. We also endeavour to address more difficult challenges by building multidisciplinary research teams using the best researchers from both within and outside SINTEF.