SINTEF is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia. It creates value through knowledge generation, research and innovation, and develops technological solutions that are brought into practical use.

SINTEF is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research concern that possesses international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences, and its aim is to become the most renowned contract research institution in Europe.

SINTEF is an independent, non-commercial organization. The profits of its contract research projects are invested in new research, scientific equipment and competence development. In the course of the past five years, they have invested NOK 500 million of their own funds in laboratories and scientific equipment.

The SINTEF Group comprises the SINTEF Foundation, four limited companies and SINTEF Holding.