SINTEF conducts contract R&D as a partner for the private and public sectors offering value creation and competitiveness. SINTEF is a broad, multidisciplinary research organization with international acclaimed expertise in the fields of technology, the natural sciences, medicine and the social sciences. In 2019, our employees, carried out 5700 research projects for 4000 customers making us one of Europe’s largest independent research organizations. Our multidisciplinary approach enables us to create teams with a broad range of expertise. SINTEF is an independent, not-for-profit organization. None of its owners receive any form of dividend. Profits are invested in scientific equipment, knowledge, skills and expertise. Our vision is technology for a better society.
For more than 70 years, SINTEF has developed solutions and innovation for society and customers all over the world.
We have knowledge, skills and specialist expertise within the following areas:
- Renewable energy
- Ocean space
- Building and infrastructure
- Micro, nano and biotechnology
- Climate and the environment
- Oil and gas
- Health and welfare
- Natural sciences
We offer our customers:
- Effective project implementation and sound financial management
- Proactive and effective communication
- The highest HSE standards
- High levels of technical quality and professional integrity
- Professional protection of our customers' intellectual property rights
Laboratory, test facilities modeling:
We offer world-leading laboratory and test facilities in a wide range of technological fields. Our advanced laboratories range from microelectronics and nanoscale technologies, to the world's largest laboratory for the multiphase transport of oil and gas, and the world's largest marine laboratory. In addition, SINTEF is very active in developing numerical models as a research topic, or its adoption into R&D workflows for increased efficiency, productivity and reproducibility.
High scientific quality:
High scientific quality combined with the application of research results is the basis of our operations. In order to add value and innovation to society and our customers, our employees must be at the forefront of international research. Scientific quality and excellence are documented through scientific publications and citations.
Working together with the universities:
The collaboration between SINTEF and the Norwegian universities and colleges is a key component of the Norwegian research system. We also work extensively with other research organizations in Europe. SINTEF has an office in Brussels and is the largest Norwegian participant in the EU's research programs. This strengthens our position at the global forefront of many key scientific research disciplines.
Organization and localization:
SINTEF is organized as an enterprise group consisting of seven research institutes. In addition, SINTEF Holding manages our ownership in start-up companies and other enterprises. SINTEF is located in Trondheim (1400 employees) and in Oslo (400 employees). We also have personnel in offices and subsidiary companies in Bergen, Tromsø, Ålesund, Raufoss, Mo i Rana, Porsgrunn, Brussels and Hirtshals Denmark). In addition, we operate a research station in Svalbard.
Regional presence is a part of our strategy:
Being close to our clients is important to us, and for this reason we are represented in all regions in Norway. Regardless of where our clients are based, they have easy access to experts throughout the entire organization.
SINTEF is certified:
SINTEF is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards. SINTEF shall always work to ensure that the organization's results meet adequately the equirements and expectations of our clients and other stakeholders. Our management system, routines and internal policies ensures that SINTEF delivers products and services in accordance with the specified level of quality, safeguards the environment and operates with a systematic approach to occupational health and safety.
HSE and ethical standards are at the top of our agenda:
SINTEF has high standards for HSE, ethics and social responsibility. Our employees have a duty to adhere to HSE standards and ethical guidelines linked to research, business management and personal relations. All our suppliers must sign a declaration covering HSE, business ethics and social responsibility when they enter into agreements with us. SINTEF has its own Ethics Ombudsman and Ethics Council. SINTEF is a member of Transparency International and the UN Global Compact.