Innovasjon starts here.

Tech Capital & Innovation Hub

Renowned as Norway’s knowledge capital and innovation hub, Trondheim continues to be a major draw for many international associations, particularly in the fields of sustainability, energy, oceans, and health.

The city is host to Norways largest University; The Norwegian University of Science and Technology and one of Europe’s largest independent research organisations; SINTEF. The University has a history dating back to 1910 and NTNU’s vision is to create knowledge for a better world. NTNU aims to provide solutions that can change and improve everyday life.  

The university and research communities at NTNU and SINTEF employ 9,000 scientists and researchers and have more than 40,000 students enrolled. Through history, these institutions have contributed with expertise and ideas that have led to the creation of companies with cutting-edge technology. Led by some of the best scientific and creative minds, Trondheim is the birthplace of inventions, impacting the global market, saving and improving lives, generating jobs and offering creative solutions for change.


Trondheim attracts the world’s largest and most prestigious aquaculture technology exhibitions in the world: Aqua Nor

Aqua Nor, put on by Nor-Fishing, is an important international meeting place for the fishing industry. Trondheim offers associations access to its world-leading research institutes and connections to academics to facilitate strong education programs and powerful knowledge sharing; leading to research innovations and breakthrough legacies that help shape the future. Trondheim’s collaborative reputation, expertise and successful achievements have also been recognised across technology, engineering and education. 

Trondheim’s distinct knowledge precincts, located in and close to the city centre, provide vital research, education, development and innovative technology to drive advancement across fields such as health, science and communication. Trondheim is a driving force in Norwegian research. A wealth of expertise creates one of Scandinavia’s most knowledge-intensive research and tech business environments.