Innovation Resources

Services and initiatives

– Our resources and collaboration with business and industry

Wind tunnel

Collaboration, experts, education

Looking for collaboration, expertise or researcher support?

Many research communities at NTNU have strong and well-developed collaboration and partnership with the business community and the public sector in organized research training, student projects, exchange of knowledge and specific skills. Please find help for collaboration, how to get in touch with research groups and students, and about international researcher support:

Collaboration with NTNU and Academic environments and expertise

Collaboration with NTNU

Collaboration with NTNU

Find helpful information about how your business or organization can work together with NTNU.

Academic environments and expertise

Academic environments and expertise

Gain access to expertise and meeting places at NTNU for exchange of specialized knowledge. 

Collaboration with students and International Researchers Support

Collaboration with students

Collaboration with students

Find NTNU students in relevant and exciting programmes of study for academic cooperation.

International Researchers Support

International Researchers Support

Counselling services for researchers and the international community at NTNU.

Contact and Resources


Contact us about innovation resources and collaboration with business and industry:

All staff members of the Pro-Rector for Innovation 


NTNU’s entrepreneurship ecosystem (services and resources) within collaboration with the working world and the business sector.

For students and employees

At Innsida (intranet) you will find:

Innovation managers at NTNU

Innovation managers at NTNU

NTNU has appointed 15 innovation managers to help transform more research into benefits in practice.

Read more about the innovation managers and NTNU Strategic Programme for Knowledge-Based Innovation (SKI)


News about innovation

NTNU has been commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Research to investigate how universities contribute to innovation in business and the public sector. The report "How Universities Contribute to Innovation: A Literature Review-based Analysis" identifies key contributions in the scientific literature and provides insights on political implications. 

One of Europe’s most innovative universities

NTNU is #56 at Reuters’ top 100 list of most innovative universities in Europe. Criteria for the list are total patents filed, success rate and commercial impact.

Gemini Research Magazine 

News about innovation at NTNU and SINTEF.

Knowledge-Based Innovation

NTNU appointed 15 innovation managers to help transform more research into benefits in practice:
NTNU Strategic Programme for Knowledge-Based Innovation (SKI)

Number one ranking in the world

Top marks for NTNU in partnership with a single industry collaborator: SINTEF.


DAMVAD Analytics report Economic impact of research collaborations with NTNU (pdf): Companies that have collaborated with NTNU have experienced an additional revenue growth, created more jobs and have invested more than other comparable companies.



Pro-Rector for Innovation

Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes leads NTNU’s efforts to promote innovation, and is responsible for maintaining strategic collaborative relationships with businesses and industry on a regional national and international level. 

Vice-Rector in Gjøvik Jørn Wroldsen represent and position NTNU as an institution for regional working life.

Vice-Rector in Ålesund Annik Magerholm Fet represent and position NTNU as an institution for regional working life.