Stiftelsen SINTEF


Address /
Contact person

Strindveien 4
7465 Trondheim, Norway
Dr. Lars Bodsberg, Lars.Bodsberg(at)


SINTEF is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research concern that possesses international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences. SINTEF has clients in about 60 different countries. Department of Safety Research provides in-depth understanding of how to assess, monitor and control risk of major accidents focusing on the interaction between people, technology, organization and safety. The research group has strong interaction with major oil companies, service companies, engineering companies, and consultancy companies within risk management.


Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:




Infrastructure & Construction


Social science & humanities



Industrial Technologies





Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations















Main Products / Services

SINTEF develops knowledge, models, methods, databases and standards for effective and proactive handling of safety and reliability.

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • iNTeg-Risk - Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks,
  • BUILDING SAFETY - Building Safety in Petroleum Exploration and Production in the Northern Region,
  • PDS - Reliability of Safety Instrumented Systems,
  • CRIOP - Crisis Intervention and Operability analysis,
  • IO Center - Center for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry,
  • New Strains to society – Development of new perspectives and methods to assess hidden and emergent vulnerabilities to societal safety and security



Why we joined EU-VRi?

SINTEF's ambition is to grow in the international R&D market. EU-VRi provides an important network to European industry, research community and/or public authorities, and act as an information centre for research results and developments. As partner in EU-VRi, we have better chances for EU funded projects.