We want more of NTNU’s excellent research utilized making impact in society

Spin-off companies create value to society

Establishing new companies is one of the ways NTNU transfer new technology from the lab to the market.

The goal is to make an impact by introducing new useful products, methods or services. It is all about creating value to society: making things better, economic growth, and new jobs.

Experience is critical for success

We have created The NTNU Entrepreneur in Residence program (NTNU EiR) to increase the odds for success. One of the most critical criteria’s for research based spin-offs to succeed and scale is early involvement of experienced serial entrepreneurs.

Why become an NTNU EiR?

As an NTNU EiR you put your full experience and potential to use.

Your insight, industry and startup experience, network and business development skills will be extremely valuable in a critical stage of the innovation project​.

We want you to have a central role in the company as the CEO or in another relevant top position.

Qualified technologies with great potential

You will build the new company upon exclusive access to world-class technologies and inventors/ researchers.

The technology is quality assured by NTNU Technology Transfer and secured by professional Intellectual property management.

EiR’s are engaged and supported by NTNU Technology Transfer, and will work closely with the inventors/researcher to qualify the technologies for a startup.

The NTNU Entrepreneur in Residence program is established by

NTNU is Norways largest university with a main profile in science and technology. The university has campuses in Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund and has 42000 students, 9000 employees and an annual turnover of about 9,4 billion NOK. Innovation has always been at the core of NTNUs activities and is supported and integrated in both education and research. NTNU has several areas of global excellence and a long tradition of combining basic research and applied research with industry partners.

NTNU Technology Transfer AS (TTO) was established in 2003 and is owned by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Helse Midt-Norge RHF (HMN). The purpose of NTNU Technology Transfer is to secure, manage, develop, market and sell rights of use and property rights to knowledge, ideas, inventions and other intangible values created by NTNU and HMN.

NTNU Technology Transfer is NTNU’s and HMN’s strategic tool for generating impact and benefit to society from research.