An international VIP visit from young innovators focuses on water

Students representing 35 countries got to meet KTH researchers and students during the Stockholm Junior Water Prize on Wednesday, August 28. (Photos by David Callahan)
Published Aug 29, 2019

KTH’s Water Centre hosted finalists in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize on Wednesday, August 28, for a full day of innovation coaching and discussions with leading researchers.

The student innovators, who represent 35 countries, met with researchers at WaterCentre@KTH who are working for clean and abundant fresh water, including Joydeep Dutta , Timos Karpouzoglou , Fredrik Gröndahl and Kerstin Forsberg . They also met with university Deputy President Mikael Östling , and got two hours of coaching on their ideas from Gustav Notander from KTH Innovation .

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize  is an annual challenge organized by the Stockholm Water Institute, in order to promote "excellent water achievements and inspire future water wise action".

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize finalists listen as KTH Deputy President Mikael Östling speaks.
Students spent about one hour discussing future opportunities in water-related research and technology with leading KTH researchers, including Fredrik Gröndahl. Head of Department for Sustainable Development Environmental Science and Engineering (SEED). Pictured are students sitting at table with Fredrik Gröndahl. Head of Department for Sustainable Development Environmental Science and Engineering (SEED).
Students spent about one hour discussing future opportunities in water-related research and technology with leading KTH researchers, including Fredrik Gröndahl. Head of Department for Sustainable Development Environmental Science and Engineering (SEED)
Among the researchers who spent time with the students were, Viktoria Fodor, Communication Networks at the Department for Network and Systems Engineering at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Pictured is Professor Fodor speaking with teenage student.
Among the researchers who spent time with the students were, Viktoria Fodor, Communication Networks at the Department for Network and Systems Engineering at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize finalists talk with each other during discussion groups during a session with KTH Innovation.
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize finalists break into discussion groups during a session with KTH Innovation.
Material and nano physics researcher Abdusalam Uheida listens intently as students discuss research opportunities in sustainable water systems.
Material and nano physics researcher Abdusalam Uheida listens intently as students discuss research opportunities in sustainable water systems.
KTH Deputy President and Professor Mikael Östling congratulates the winner of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, Macinley Butson of Australia.
KTH Deputy President and Professor Mikael Östling congratulates the winner of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, Macinley Butson of Australia.
KTH Deputy President and Professor Mikael Östling congratulates the winner of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, Macinley Butson of Australia.
KTH student ambassdor Oluchi Peace Monwe talks to a Stockholm Junior Water Prize finalist about studying at KTH.
The finalists of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

Text and photos by David Callahan

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