Innovation activities at Simula

Innovation is core to Simula’s activities and identity, and has been one of the three foundational pillars since Simula was established in 2001.


Simula’s innovation activities currently include support and investments in tech start-ups, deep-tech consulting, and contract research. These activities are primarily carried out by the specialized units at Simula outlined below.

Simula Innovation (SI) is focused on building a substantial company portfolio consisting of spin-outs from Simula’s research and start-ups at the Simula Garage, as well as external tech start-ups.
Contact: Ottar Hovind

Simula Consulting (SC) provides high-quality R&D consulting services in five core competence areas of Simula Research Laboratory: scientific computing, software engineering, communication systems, machine learning, and cybersecurity.
Contact: Dr. Holger Hussmann

Contract research is performed by Simula’s research departments and plays an important role in fulfilling Simula’s ambition to do research that contributes to lasting innovation in the business sector.
Contact: Prof. Are Magnus Bruaset