SINTEF is a non-profit research foundation affiliated with The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in
Trondheim, and the Faculty of mathematics and natural sciences at The University of Oslo. The SINTEF Group performs contract research and development for industry and the public sector in technological areas and in the natural and social sciences. With 1850 employees and a turnover of NOK 1,4 billion (EUR 170 million), the SINTEF Group is Scandinavia's largest independent research organisation. Contracts for industry and the public sector account for 90 percent of operating revenues. The SINTEF Group has main offices in Trondheim (Headquarters) and Oslo.
The Department of Roads and Transport employs 40 people, and works closely with the academic staff at the university. The division has considerable experience and expertise within most aspects of traffic safety, transport telematics, traffic planning and road construction engineering.