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Research cooperation

Research at KTH is largely performed in co-operation with companies and various societal bodies. It is often organised as competence centres, connected to a specific part of KTH, while still conducting independent research.

Research centres

Each centre is connected to one of KTH's five school, but perform independent research. Most centres have their own board, with representatives from trade, business and society.

List of KTH's centres

Strategic research areas

KTH has a leading role in five strategic research areas:

  • Information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Molecular Bioscience
  • Transport
  • Production
  • e-Science

Among the other areas we have received substantial funding within energy.

Further information on strategic research areas

Research platforms

KTH has six so-called research platforms. The platforms represent multidisciplinary focus areas and are a platform for KTH-researcher, regardless of place within the organisation, can collaborate with public and private sector to face challenges of the future. These are:

  • Digitalisation
  • Energy
  • Industrial transformation
  • Life science
  • Materials
  • Transport

Further information on research platforms

Research infrasturcutres

KTH is host of or partner in twelve national research infrastructures. There are also eleven established or interim infrastructures within the university, as well as a number of other testbeds and facilities.

List of national research infrastructures

List of established and interim research infrastructures

List of other infrastructures, testbeds and facilities

EIT programmes

KTH forms a part of four consortia of the prestigious EU collaboration, European institute of Innovation and technology that will make Europe a global leader for innovations. KTH is a part in:

  • EIT Digital
  • EIT InnoEnergy
  • EIT Raw Materials
  • EIT Health
  • EIT Urban Mobility

Further information on EIT programmes