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KTH Innovation

Impact through innovation

With support from KTH Innovation your idea gets the best possible conditions to grow.

Welcome to KTH Innovation #itallstartshere

We welcome everyone who has an idea to develop, an exciting research result, is curious about innovation and entrepreneurship, or wants to contribute to innovation at KTH. 

Since 2007, we have met over 4000 teams with new ideas and developed an internationally recognized innovation support process.

KTH Innovation is characterized by a combination of creativity and process orientation. We aim to inspire to entrepreneurship at KTH, and we are particularly good at supporting ideas based on advanced, research-based technology, so-called deeptech.

Our support is open to all teams led by students, researchers and employees at KTH.

You can contact us at any time. We welcome new ideas all year round!

The best time to try is here at KTH. 

Current opportunities

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Join the pre-incubator program!

Take your idea to the next level. Enter our creative community and get the support you need to launch your startup in a year. 

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Apply to Testdrive Deeptech

Explore the possibility of building a company around your research or idea based on advanced technology in five evening workshops during the semester.

Visit us at Teknikringen 1 

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This is Teknikringen 1

Teknikringen 1 is the meeting place for innovation and entrepreneurship at KTH. The building is open for everyone every weekday from 07.30-16.30. Here, you will find:

  • Plenty of space to work or develop your idea
  • Makerspace, production studio, and co-working space
  • Frequent events, workshops and plenty of opportunities to meet others interested in innovation

Image: Google's CEO Sundar Pichai and KTH professor Danica Kragic at Teknikringen 1, spring 2023.

Innovations from KTH

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KTH Innovation in numbers

  • KTH Innovation meets 400 teams with new ideas every year. Around 30% is deeptech; ideas based on advanced technology and research.
  • 75% of the teams we support want to contribute to sustainable development.
  • We have helped start over 400 companies that are active today.
  • We work actively for increased equality within the innovation system. 

Innovations from KTH


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One of the 20 teams in Batch 17 is Ifigenia founded by KTH students Maja Åstrand and Simon Lilja. They want to change the industry standard of forcing humans living alongside bed bugs as a part of the treatment process.

Record-high interest in the pre-incubator program - meet the 20 new teams

Twenty new, exciting startup projects have joined the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program. From communication solutions for individuals with cerebral palsy to smart speakers and investment platforms:...

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Successful kick-off for increased focus on startup-industry collaboration

How can startups and industry work together to create a stable and sustainable energy system? That was the subject of the first KTH Innovation Catalyst, a new initiative for increased collaboration be...

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From fusion to green hydrogen: meet six energy startups from KTH

High electricity prices, an increasing energy demand, and the transition to renewable energy mean our society needs new solutions in the energy field. Here are six companies founded at KTH that have t...

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Lisa Ericsson is head of KTH Innovation

Why we don’t want to “attract” more women to KTH Innovation

In 2016, we realized that KTH Innovation had lived like we taught: we had adapted our support to our customers. The only problem? That customer was a man. Since then, we have worked hard to change our...

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