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Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA)

Member Academies

Lerchendal gaard / 7491 Trondheim Norway


Professsor Torbjørn DIGERNES

Founding date: 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


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 2013/2017

Scope 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 2019

– Publication of the anthology ”The new Digital Norway” covering digitalisation of different sectors of the Norwegian society and its consequences. The book has had a broad circulation amongst decision makers in policy, public administration and business. This is the second volume in NTVA’s series on digitalisation, with the nextvolume planned for late 2021.
– NTVA organised the Euro-CASE annual conference on the topic “Future of work – content of jobs”. The conference gathered around 110 participants from Euro-CASE member academies, research, education, students and public administration, and covered issues such as life-long learning, AI and its consequences on jobs, and how educational institutions must evolve to meet digitalisation of jobs.
– The academy hosted 36 seminars in six Norwegian cities. The seminars covered various technological areas with a specific focus on sustainability and digitalisation.