The conference Arctic Frontiers is supported by 37 partners, of which six are in the category “friends of the conference”. The latest addition to our group of academic partners is the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
NTNU is the second largest of the eight universities in Norway and it is the institution with the main responsibility for higher education in engineering and technology in the country. In addition to engineering and the natural and physical sciences, the university offers degrees in many other academic disciplines ranging from the social sciences, medicine, architecture and arts.
NTNU states that Arctic Frontiers is an interesting and relevant conference for their institution as it provides them with an arena for networking and knowledge transfer with representatives from academia, business and government with an interest in the technological challenges and possibilities related to Arctic development.
For Arctic Frontiers Science 2016, NTNU, by Professor Harald Ellingsen, is leading the science committee “Technology needs”.
The theme for the 2016 edition of Arctic Frontiers Business is technology innovation and technology transfer. NTNU states that this theme is highly relevant for their institution and that they take pride in its Technology Transfer Office where experts provide advice to businesses on issues like intellectual property rights and commercialisation of new technology.