Strategic research and competence centres
Research at KTH's is to a large extent conducted in co-operation with companies and various societal bodies. The co-operations are often organized as competence centres, connected to a certain KTH Department, but still conducting research on its own. Most of the centres have a board, with representatives from trade, business and society.
KTH has been awarded funding in 11 Strategic Research Areas (SRAs); we will manage the funding in five of these areas including Information and communication technology (ICT), Molecular Bioscience, Transport, Production and e-Science. Among the other areas we have received substantial funding within Energy.
KTH also forms a part of two consortia of the prestigious EU collaboration, European institute of Innovation and technology (EIT) that will make Europe a global leader for innovations in ICT and Sustainable Energy. Within the consortia, there are research institutes, major engineering companies and several leading technical universities in Europe.