The KTH Innovation pre-incubator program

The KTH Innovation pre-incubator program aims to support early stage, tech-based KTH projects with the potential of becoming viable companies. More than 150 companies have passed the program, where KTH students, employees and researchers get free-of-charge support to verify and develop a viable business concept across key areas.

A structured and proven process

In the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program, we work according to a structured and proven process providing your project with optimal conditions for success.

Accepted projects receive individual and group coaching, and take part in weekly training workshops and inspirational events together with other teams in the same stage of development. 

You get access to KTH Innovation's network and support in questions surrounding contracts and agreements, plus free, 24/7 office space on Campus.

80% of the projects that enter the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program achieve successful exits.

Good to know

Who can apply to the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program?

Apply to the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program if:

  • you have a tech-based startup project or research commercialization project.
  • the core team consists of students, researchers or employees at KTH.
  • you would say your idea is innovative and unique
  • you're ready to put extra focus, time and effort on your project
  • you have a scalable business model and want to be ready to launch your product or service on the market within one to two years.
  • you are looking for an inspirational environment where you develop together with others.

If you're already in contact with a business development coach at KTH Innovation, you don't need to apply in the form below. Contact your coach directly and they will help you with your application.

What's included in the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program?

We have developed a program that gives you the support you need, when you need it. Together with 10-15 other projects, you get:

  • Business coaching: you get a dedicated coach supporting your startup journey. A higher priority and extra support and focus.
  • Structured process: we provide you with structure and guidance. Together we set clear goals to make sure you work with the right things. Evaluation sessions after each phase. Read more about the phases here. 
  • Community and office space: we provide free office space access 24/7. You sit in a supportive community with other entrepreneurs. Regular networking events.
  • Workshops and training: regular workshops and training on relevant topics.
  • Commercial support: you get access to all KTH Innovation resources, e.g. access to funding, patent attorney, lawyer specialized in IP, our networks etc.

Why should I apply to the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program?

Cases accepted to the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program have higher priority and get extra support and focus from their individual coach and from KTH Innovation in general.

You will also get access to a tailored training program with weekly workshops and meetings as well as exclusive workshops and events.

Only projects in the pre-incubator program gets office and meeting room access.

80% of the projects that enter the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program achieve successful exits. 

What's the difference from KTH Innovation's regular support?

KTH Innovation supports students, researchers and employees at KTH who want to develop their ideas or commercialize their research. You never have to apply to get access to KTH Innovation's regular support. All you have to do is to send an email to innovation@kth.se   fill out the simple form, which you will find on this page.  ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​

The KTH Innovation pre-incubator program is tailored to ideas with the potential to become viable companies. You've come a bit further in the development of your idea, and have the ambition and will to accelerate your development and focus more intensely on your idea. During twelve months you follow a program including both volontary and mandatory elements. 

In addition to KTH Innovation's regular support, accepted cases get office space on campus, weekly training workshops, extra business development support, and a place in KTH Innovation's supportive community.

The overall goal of the program is to find your first customer and to have your first “product” ready. Read more about the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program here.  ​​​​​​​

Don't feel ready to apply just yet? Contact KTH Innovation and we'll help you get started with the development of your idea. Book a meeting with us here! ​​​​​​​ Our support is free, completely confidential, and we take no equity.

What others say about the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program

Since the start of the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program, over 150 startup projects have been accepted to the program, all founded by students, researchers and employees at KTH. 80% of the projects that enter the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program achieve successful exits. 

Known alumni include the logistics company Airmee, optimizing last-mile delivery based on KTH research; the deep-tech company Manomotion, developing hand-tracking technology; and the student-founded organization Help to Help, crowdfunding education for people in Tanzania. 

The accessibility and convenience of KTH Innovation has been a key factor for me to be able to realize my visions while studying. If you are considering applying to the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program, there are no arguments against it!

Filip Hildebrandt, Founder of Asqill , one of the projects in Batch 5 of the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program.

The program gives you structure, so it’s easy to know what your next step is. Your chance of succeeding increases so much when you are supported by KTH Innovation. We really recommend everyone to apply to KTH Innovation’s pre-incubator program.

Fredrik Sebek, Taraneh Shojaei and Oliver Petri, founders of Apostar , Batch 8 of the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program.

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Last changed: Jun 05, 2019