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Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA)

Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA)



Lerchendal gaard

7491 Trondheim Norway

T. +47 73 59 54 63 | F. +47 73 59 08 30

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Founding date: 9 September 1955
Number of members: 535
Number foreign members: 25
Management and Staff: 1.5
Annual Budget: 320.000 € (2.400.000 NOK)
Financing and sources: Government Support • 1.100.000 NOK
Industry • 1.100.000 NOK
Other • 200.000 NOK


Professsor Torbjørn DIGERNES



The objectives of the Academy are:

  • To promote research, education and development within the fields of technology and the natural sciences,
  • Stimulate international cooperation within these fields,  
  • Promote the understanding of technology and natural sciences among the authorities and the public, 

to the benefit of  Norwegian society and industrial development in Norway.

A National Energy Strategy

2013_NTVA_strategy2013-17Scope and framework
NTVA’s strategy for energy issues encompasses the entire energy system in domestic and international contexts. The strategy has been prepared by a committee appointed by NTVA, and constitutes the basis for our dialogue with the ministries, research and educational institutes, industry, research institutes, academies and other partners.
The strategy was passed by the Board on 15 May 2013, and is valid for five years (2013 – 2017). However, as both domestic and international energy systems are in a constant state of change it may be necessary to revise the strategy within this five-year period.

After reviewing the international energy situation and Norway’s special status, NTVA considers that the unique opportunities in Norway’s natural energy resources must be further developed. This will involve the following;
1) adequate investment must be made in research areas where Norway has a distinct advantage and can potentially bring financial and environmental benefits
2) coordination of energy-related research must be prioritized and the entire energy system must be the focus of research activities
3) priority must be given to basic research that will provide Norway with a considerable head start in terms of knowledge and innovation.


Committees / Main working groups

  • Energy group
  • Aquaculture group

NTVA has published a report on "Value created from productive oceans in 2050"

Highlights 2016

In March, the Oslo Chapter of NTVA organized a meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden, in cooperation with the IVA Vest, under the theme of medical research. A similar meeting took place in Oslo. In May, the Academy arranged a seminar of future challenges of Norway. It was a celebration of the 90th birthday of Johannes Moe, an esteemed member and past President of NTVA as well as General Director of SINTEF and Rector of NTNU.

In September, NTVA organized its annual 2-day Teknologiforum in Trondheim under the theme “Smart Cities and Societies”. In October, the Academy held a “motivation day” at the University College of Bergen, with presentations and demonstrations of different science themes for high school students.

NTVA organized in 2016 approximately 40 meetings and seminars. The Academy regularly reports on its activities in 6 cities; Bergen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsoe and Trondheim.

Annual Report 2014-2015