NTNU is the largest university in Norway today and the country’s premier institution for the education of engineers. Energy is one of the four strategic research areas in focus in order to address the challenge of developing and integrating a renewable and sustainable energy supply. By becoming the first Norwegian institution to join InnoEnergy’s membership scheme, NTNU aims at facilitating the connections between its researchers and students with the key players in the energy sector throughout Europe, thus shortening the time from idea to market.
“InnoEnergy has extensive contacts with Europe’s energy industry and its network can help find just the right people in the right organisation to accelerate new innovations. Contact with real users and true customers is a very important part of the innovations’ success. This membership will also provide great opportunities both in innovative and entrepreneurial education, as well as access to early-stage capital and expertise for NTNU’s research network and start-ups.”
“This agreement marks an important milestone in our development as we broaden our reach into new markets and deepen our ties with the most innovative organisations wherever we operate. Norway is putting innovation, green jobs and achieving sustainable economic growth on the top of the agenda and NTNU makes the perfect partner as we work to unlock more of Norway’s tremendous potential.”
NTNU is a university with an international focus, with headquarters in Trondheim and campuses in Ålesund and Gjøvik. NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programmes of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines and artistic activities.