Norut is a national research group located in Northern Norway. Norut is conducts research activities in technology and social research, and performs contract research for industry, business and management. The Institute has a particular focus on the north, and has 130 employees.  

Among other things, Norut conducts research into:

- Arctic technology

- Biotechnology

- Infrastructure, Materials and Structures

- Coastal zone management

- Oil and gas

- Satellites and unmanned aircraft

- Snow and ice mapping