Hydro is donating up to NOK 10 million to create a five year professorship at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

The professorship will support the creation of the NTNU Aluminium Product Innovation Centre (NAPIC). The vision of the centre is to find new product areas for aluminium, and to establish NTNU as a world leader in the application of aluminium products.

Through a collaboration between NTNU faculties in Trondheim, Ålesund and Gjøvik, NAPIC will research the application of aluminium in architecture, product design, materials technology and product development.