NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim represents academic eminence in technology and natural sciences as well as in other academic disciplines. Its scope ranges from technology, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, medicine, and architecture to fine arts and music. Cross-disciplinary cooperation at NTNU results in innovative and creative solutions that change our daily lives.
The SINTEF Group is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia. SINTEF’s goal is to contribute to wealth creation and to the sound, sustainable development of society. SINTEF generates new knowledge and solutions for its clients, based on research and development in technology, medicine, the natural sciences and the social sciences.
IFE, Institute for Energy Technology is an international research institute for energy and nuclear technology. IFE’s mandate is to undertake research and development, on an ideal basis and for the benefit of society, within the Energy and Petroleum sector and to carry out assignments in the field of nuclear technology for the nation. The institute will increasingly concentrate on safety and environmental research within these fields.
The University of Oslo, UiO, is Norway’s largest and oldest institution for higher education. With its eight faculties it also provides the broadest offer within research and higher education programs. During the last years, the university has through a cross-disciplinary approach at the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) built up significant competence on materials important for sustainable energy. Apart from solar cell research, the university is strongly involved in research on batteries and fuel cells as well as CO2 capture and storage.