Simula Research Laboratory AS was established in 2001, and is organised as a limited company owned by the Ministry of Education and Research. It is governed by a board of directors appointed by the owner. The board appoints a managing director (CEO), who in turn decides how Simula should operate on a daily basis.

Simula Research Laboratory now has several specialized daughter companies, each of which contributes to Simula's activities in research, education and innovation. These companies (described below) are located in three areas in Norway: Fornebu, downtown Oslo, and Bergen.


Simula’s management group is led by CEO Aslak Tveito and includes the directors and deputy directors of each company, as well as the CFO, the Head of Administration and the Dir. of Corporate Development. The management group strives to maintain a single, unifying culture across all Simula companies and locations.

Simula's entities

Since the establishment of the Simula Research Laboratory (SRL) in 2001, several daughter companies have been established under SRL to organize its expanding activities in research, education and innovation. The main entities are summarized below, and a basic overview is presented in the chart to the right (click to expand).


Simula Research Laboratory AS (SRL)

Deputy Managing Director: Kyrre Lekve
Location: Fornebu
Ownership: 100% Ministry of Research and Education

SRL is the parent company of the other Simula companies. The majority of Simula’s research group activities are organised under SRL. Research at SRL is focused primarily on advanced computing, software validation and verification, complex software systems, numerical analysis and scientific computing. SRL also hosts the Simula Garage (Gründergarasjen).

Simula School of Research and Innovation (SSRI)

Director: Marianne Aasen
Location: Fornebu

Ownership:  56% SRL, 21% Statoil, 14% Municipality of Bærum, 7% Telenor, 1% Norwegian Computing Center, 1% Sintef
The Simula School educates tomorrow’s ICT researchers and specialists, in collaboration with both national and international academic institutions.

Simula UiB

Director: Kjell Jørgen Hole
Location: Bergen

Ownership: 51% SRL, 49% UiB
Specialising in cryptography and information theory, Simula UiB is owned by Simula and the University of Bergen (UiB), and located at the Department of Informatics, UiB.

Simula Metropolitan Centre for Digital Engineering AS

Director: Olav Lysne
Location: Oslo (Bislett)

Ownership: 51% SRL, 49% OsloMet
New from 2018, Simula Metropolitan will perform high-level research on digitisation and contribute to the education of candidates with digital expertise. The downtown location of the Simula Garage is also co-located with Simula Metropolitan.

Simula Innovation AS (SI)

Director: Ottar Hovind
Location: Fornebu

Ownership: 100% SRL
This is where research meets the practical demands of society. SI supports entrepreneurs during the start-up phase, and manages Simula’s investment portfolio.
In addition to 100% ownership in Kalkulo, Si currently holds ownership in 21 companies.


Kalkulo AS

As of May 1, 2019, Kalkulo is now part of Bluware Corp.
Kalkulo provides cutting-edge software solutions for the energy sector. Their specialties are visualization, data analysis and numerical modeling.