SINTEF is an independent research foundation based in Trondheim and Oslo, Norway. SINTEF is the fourth largest independent research organisation in Europe, employing around 1700 people.
About 30% of its researchers hold doctorates. Contract research performed by SINTEF covers all scientific and technical areas, and ranges from basic research through applied research to commercialisation of results into new products and business ideas, for both the domestic and international markets. SINTEF collaborates closely with Norwegian University of Science and Technology and University of Oslo, both in research projects and with supervising research students.
SINTEF Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is one of 6 research divisions within the SINTEF group. SINTEF ICT has 260 employees, and is divided into 10 research departments. The SINTEF contributions will originate mainly from the Model Driven Software Development group in the Department of Cooperative and Trusted Systems. The department has extensive experience over many years of participation in EU R&D projects, in both technical and co-ordination roles, in most areas of the ICT Work programme.