SINTEF, headquartered in Trondheim (Norway), is an independent research organization founded in 1950 that conducts contract research and development projects. SINTEF has 2000 employees from 75 countries, and is a broad, multidisciplinary research organisation with international top-level expertise in the fields of technology, the natural sciences, medicine and the social sciences. For more than 70 years SINTEF has maintained a close collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), which today includes widespread common use of laboratories and equipment, a large number of long-term research centers and the sharing of about 200 laboratories. In addition, SINTEF also collaborates with the University of Oslo and other research environments in Norway and internationally. Commercialization of research results is part of SINTEF's social mission. 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. SINTEF contribute to value creation, sustainable development and increased competitiveness within the public and private sectors. SINTEF’s vision is Technology for a better society.