The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) is considered to be a conference of the best minds working towards Sweden’s future. IVA is a conglomerate of researcher, entrepreneurs and policymakers. IVA has identified four focus areas for itself: Industry and Enterprise of the Future, Climate–Resources–Energy, World-Class Knowledge, People–Technology–Society.
IVA recently published a list of research projects from various Swedish universities that are considered to have significant commercial potential. And out of the fifty-one research project, seven projects are from KTH!!!
As stated by IVA “These research projects have been selected because they create value for companies or societies in the form of knowledge, processes, products or business development”
Here is the list of the seven research projects from KTH selected for IVA’s 100 lists:
C-Pals : C-Pals develop and test solutions for smart assembly and smart production logistics, applicable in automotive industry supply chains contributing to a strengthened understanding and knowledge of how smart technologies can be applied in the Swedish manufacturing industry.
LOVIS: LOVIS research project aims at establishing logistics visibility which allows manufacturers to keep a better check on the flow of materials, and in so doing, to benefit the environment and improve the competitiveness of their own businesses.
VisBac: VisBac aims to model, simulate, and visualize in virtual and augmented reality the flow of air in hospital rooms to analyze and understand the quality of air and how bacteria accumulate. The goal is to improve the quality of the healthcare system by reducing hospital-acquired infections.
Wastewater-based toolbox for monitoring outbreaks and pandemics: This project aims to develop a wastewater-based method using ultrafiltration to provide an early-warning system for outbreaks and pandemics using less volume of wastewater.
RadSensE: RadSensE is a new advanced technology for the detection and imaging of core materials that have been developed at KTH.
KTH Live-In Lab: KTH Live-In Lab operates most testbeds in real environments for testing and research of new technology and new methods. The purpose is to shorten the lead times from research results to introduction to the market and enable new competitive environmental technology and sustainable products and services to reach the market more quickly.
Nordic Bio-Rubber: Nordic Bio-Rubber has the potential to replace synthetic rubbers in a variety of applications. It is produced from birch bark which is an abundant residue of the Scandinavian pulp and paper industry and based on comprehensive material characterization.
This is an extensive list of research projects from KTH. You can check out their entire list of the 51 projects here. It is exciting to see the vision of establishing research to business connections. I look forward to more such exciting news from KTH.