SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. It creates value through knowledge generation, research and innovation, and develop 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. SINTEF is an independent, non-commercial organisation. The profits of the contract research projects are invested in new research, scientific equipment and competence development.