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KTH Innovation Award 2021

It’s finally here! With 200 nominations for 138 amazing individuals, only one person will be granted the KTH Innovation award on 01 July 2021. The curiosity is building up as we head closer.

The KTH Innovation award was started in 2020 to celebrate individuals from KTH who have contributed to solving societal problems through innovation. The award is sponsored by Daniel Ek, founder and CEO of Spotify, and KTH Professor Mathias Uhlén.

Collage of portraits of Daniel Ek and Mathias Uhlén
The award is sponsored by Daniel Ek, founder and CEO of Spotify, and KTH Professor and entrepreneur Mathias Uhlén.

KTH since its inception has produced talented individuals who have contributed to transforming industries and impacted the lives of people. This award is to recognise such individuals and celebrate them for their grit, creativity, and courage to pursue their dreams.

The nominees have to be affiliated to KTH and should have founded one or more companies or contributed to existing companies through patents. The awardee will receive a monetary reward of 500,000 sek.

It is inspiring for us as students to follow the life of people who are working towards solving challenges through innovation. It brings a pride that KTH is one of the common things between us.

The event will be streamed live. You can register to the watch the event here.

Hej, I am from India currently pursuing Integrated Product Design at KTH. Moving to Stockholm has given me an opportunity to explore the new city like a local yet maintain the awe of a traveler. The vibrant KTH campus and its activities are itself a treat to a creative and aspiring mind. Join me on this journey of stories as we meet amazing people, exploring the innovation and sustainability pursuits happening throughout the KTH campus and the historical treasures of the city and the ways of employing jugaad to survive on a budget in one of the most expensive cities.