Since 2004, Simula has established several spinout companies with growth potential. SI provides a framework to support the creation of companies, including management of IPR, legal assistance, and assistance with grant proposals and attracting funding and investors.
Centres for Research-based Innovation
Simula is host for the Certus Centre for Software Verification and Validation, which is a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI), awarded by the Research Council of Norway. In addition, Simula is main partner in the Centre of Cardiological Innovation, hosted by Oslo University Hospital.
In addition to the companies involved in the SFIs, Simula collaborates closely with several industrial partners in different projects. In particular, Simula has a comprehensive, long-term collaboration with Statoil, which covers both basic research and tool development in our subsidiary Kalkulo.
The Simula Garage
Simula wants to attract young entrepreneurs who work on realising disruptive ideas and technologies. For this, the Simula Garage (Gründergarasjen) was created in January 2013. The Simula Garage is a co-working space where entrepreneurs can exchange knowledge with each other and researchers at Simula to increase the commercial and societal impact of their ideas.
Relations and networks
SI holds a key role in different projects that aim to promote regional innovation, and to strengthen cooperation and the flow of knowledge between R&D and trade and industry. As part of this, SI welcomes discussions with companies to identify relevant research opportunities, possibly leading to collaborative grant proposals or other joint ventures.