SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. We create value and innovation through knowledge generation and development of technological solutions that are brought into practical use.

SINTEF is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research institute with international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences. We conduct contract R&D as partner for the private and public sectors, and we are among the four largest contract research institutions in Europe.

SINTEF's goal is to be a world-leading research institute. We create value and develop solutions to some of society's grand challenges by being at the forefront of our strategic focus areas:

  • Renewable energy, climate- and environmental technology
  • Oil and gas
  • Ocean space technology
  • Health and welfare
  • Enabling technologies

SINTEF is an independent, not-for-profit research institute. The profits of our contract research projects are invested in new research, scientific equipment and competence development. Since 2007, we have invested NOK 1 billion in laboratories and scientific equipment.

Our vision is Technology for a better society

Key figures
SINTEF employs 2000 staff from 70 different countries. 55 per cent of our researchers have Phd-degrees.

In 2015, we performed about 5400 research projects for some 3800 customers. Our turnover in 2015 was NOK 3,2 billion, more than 90 per cent of which was won in open competition. Basic grants from the Research Council make up around seven percent of our turnover.

Full name of the organization: Stiftelsen SINTEF
Short name of the organization: SINTEF
Address: Stiftelsen SINTEF, Box 4760 Sluppen, N-7465 TRONDHEIM, NORWAY
Contact person: Christian Simon
Telephone: +47 93811275
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