Research Community


The SINTEF Group is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. Annually, SINTEF supports the development of 2000 or so Norwegian and overseas companies via our research and development activity.



SINTEF Industrial Management, Operations Management group

Manufacturing and logistics are essential activities in business and industry, and constitute a considerable part of today’s value creation. Critical elements in maximising this value creation include continuous efforts to improve the flow of goods and information within companies and across value chains, and ensuring the best fit between market requirements and company business models.


The research areas of the Operations Management group embrace the areas of

  • Logistics
  • Business development

The group conducts research and development both in individual companies and in entire supply chains, with particular focus on the following areas:

  • Design of global supply chains
  • Control models for supply chains and manufacturing companies
  • Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in logistics
  • Business models and strategy development

Our ambition is to be the leading national research group within our area, and to continue to improve our international recognition.



SINTEF Transport Research

The transport system must be safe, secure and efficient. In addition there should be no pollution to the environment. We seek to solve problems related to both safety and the flow of passenger- and goods transport. We apply driving simulators, instrumented vehicles and laboratories with advanced simulation models to find the best, safest and most effective transport solutions.



The department workswith all transport modes, human and goods. Our research activities are carried out locally, nationally and internationally. Development of planning tools is an important activity, done through tight co-operation between road and transport planners and system developers. Through the “Gemini-cooperation” labor and laboratories are exchanged with NTNU. SINTEF takes part in the education of students and PhD candidates, and the university contributes in SINTEF research projects.



SINTEF Applied Economics

Economics is the principles of the production and distribution of goods and services and the development of wealth. Our research in applied economics and operations research is about improvement of strategic and operational decision making for commercial enterprises and public services. Methods for both mathematical modeling and optimisation of complex relations are used for efficiency improvement measures.


Department of Applied Economics and Operations Research does research, development, and consultancy based on following subject areas:

  • Business Economics
  • Operations Research
  •       Optimization
  •       Simulation
  • Production Management and layout
  • Regional analysis
  • Economics

    SINTEF Software Engineering, Safety and Security

    Software is a key element in all information and communication systems, as well as in all intelligent devices that increasingly will be a part of our everyday lives. Increasing and maintaining safety and security of computer based systems is vital for our society. Our contribution to making the world a better place is through ensuring that software is developed in a reliable, secure and efficient way, as well as safety assessment of technical systems and increasing the awareness of information security. 


    The research areas of the department of Software Engineering, Safety and Security embrace the areas of

    • Software Process Improvement and Knowledge Management
    • Software Architectures
    • Intelligent Transport Systems and Services
    • Information Security
    • Systems Safety
    • Health Care Informatics 

    Published January 14, 2009