Developing new enterprises is part of SINTEF's social responsibility. Over the years, a large number of spin-offs, patents and licences have originated at SINTEF. Some examples are:
The SINTEF subsidiary Sinvent's main activities are related to developing commercial concepts from relevant research results, and commercializing these either through selling technology, licensing or through establishing new spin - off companies. Sinvent manages SINTEFs venture portfolio.
In addition, Sinvent manages SINTEFs IPR portfolio and seed capital investment activity.
Competent management of the intellectual properties (IPR) of SINTEF is an important foundation for all parts of SINTEFs main strategy - its contract research, its spin out activites and its technology sale and licensing.