A Centre for Research based Innovation (SFI) provides an opportunity for long term cooperation between industry companies and research partners
The objective is to support long-term research that promotes innovation and the competitiveness of Norwegian industry. The SFI scheme is administered by the Research Council's Division for Innovation.
At present, there are 24 centres devoted to research-based innovation of a high international calibre within a range of areas.
SINTEF is involved in 11 centres - information about the other 10 is available at the SINTEF home page
See an article about SFI at The Research Council of Norway´s homepage