Forskningen på NGI gjøres på oppdrag fra industri og næringsliv, gjennom bevilgninger fra Norges forskningsråd, deltakelse i EUs forskningsprogrammer og gjennom egenfinansiering. Resultatene, i form av ny kompetanse, nye metoder og ny teknologi, skal være relevante for markedet og samfunnet, og raskt komme til praktisk anvendelse.
R&D within all four market areas
NGI practises R&D within all four market areas and technical disciplines. Of the annual basic allocation from the Research Council of Norway (NOK 24 million in 2015), around 40% is used for research into four defined strategic topics over a three-year period. The remainder is spent on specific research assignments over the year with the various technical disciplines.
The results from these projects are often used as feasibility studies for relevant topics and challenges faced by industry and the authorities, and can result in major research assignments. The results from NGI's research activities are directly used in consultancy assignments and the design of new solutions.
We work closely with specialist communities and research centres both at home and abroad. Through the publication of research results, extensive lecturing activities, participation in expert committees and international expert panels, NGI actively contributes to sustainable development.
Broad technical expertise
NGI has expertise within geotechnics, other geosciences and associated fields such as mechanics, dynamics, applied mathematics, information technology, physics, chemistry and monitoring technology.
This knowledge coupled with NGI's extensive experience is crucial when researching new solutions. NGO continues to host international experts and researchers on scholarships and exchange visits.