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HeadquartersTrondheim, Norway
ProductsResearch projects
Number of employees
2000 (2017)
SubsidiariesSINTEF Building and Infrastructure, SINTEF Energy Research, SINTEF Digital, SINTEF Industry, SINTEF Ocean, SINTEF Technology and Society, SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing and SINTEF TTO

SINTEF (Norwegian: Stiftelsen for industriell og teknisk forskning), headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, is an independent research organization founded in 1950 that conducts contract research and development projects[1]. SINTEF has 2000 employees from 75 countries and annual revenues of three billion Norwegian kroner.[2] SINTEF has a close partnership with Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), started in 1950 when SINTEF was founded.[3] SINTEF has expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences.

Key figures (2017)

  • 2000 employees from 75 nationalities
  • 3700 customers
  • Revenues of NOK 3.2 billion
  • International sales of NOK 450 million


Three out of four employees are researchers.

  • 71% research scientists (56 % of research scientists have a PhD)
  • 13% managers and administrative personnel
  • 9% engineers
  • 7% technical personnel

Total of 2000 employees.


Commercialization of research results is part of SINTEF's social mission.[4] This is done through the licensing and development of new companies, based on technology developed in the research activities. SINTEF TTO (Technology Transfer Office) commercializes research results through start-up and development of new companies, patenting and licensing of technology.

Below is a list of companies spun out from SINTEF.

  • AblePay Technologies
  • Biosergen
  • Blue Impact
  • BrainImage
  • C-Feed
  • FunzioNano
  • Listen
  • Marbileads
  • Minuendo
  • Nacre
  • Nisonic
  • Ocean Space Acoustics
  • poLight
  • sensiBel
  • SpinChip Diagnostics
  • Tellu
  • Veritrack
  • Zivid


SINTEF is organized in the following 7 research domains[1]:

  • Health
  • Technology and society
  • Oil and energy
  • ICT
  • Materials and chemistry
  • Construction
  • Marine science


  1. ^ a b "SINTEF", Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian), 2014-09-29, retrieved
  2. ^ "SINTEF TTO". SINTEF. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Fossen, Christian. "NTNU and SINTEF". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "SINTEF AS - Transparency Register". Retrieved .

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