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 the fields of technology, the natural sciences, 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 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. SINTEF employs approximately 2000 staff from 75 different countries. 56% of our researchers have Phd-degrees.
In 2017, we performed about 5000 research projects for some 3700 customers. Our revenues in 2017 was NOK 3,2 billion, more than 90 per cent of which was won in open competition. SINTEF has customers on all continents. About 40 percent of our international turnover comes from the EU’s research programmes, in which SINTEF is a leading participant.