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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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Researchers: Get an industry mentor

The Mentor Program gives you get the chance to get a mentor from the industry who guides you on the path from research to impact through commercialization.

Who can join?

Researchers at KTH and teams in the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program.


Meet the global market

Test your startup project on the global market in the KTH Innovation Brighter Program! Join us in Paris, learn about international business culture, grow your network and get inspired.

Visit us at Teknikringen 1 

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This is Teknikringen 1

Teknikringen 1 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 over 400 teams with new ideas every year. Around 30% is deeptech; ideas based on advanced technology and research.
  • 80% of the teams we support want to contribute to sustainable development.
  • We have helped start over 450 companies.
  • We work actively for increased equality within the innovation system. 

Innovations from KTH


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Inaugural innovation summit garnered international attention

50 people from 15 countries gathered in Stockholm for the inaugural KTH Innovation Readiness Level Summit last week.

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The next step towards a united European start-up ecosystem

Rise Europe, a network of leading European start-up centers came together for the second time in Madrid, Spain. The aim of the network, where KTH Innovation is a member, is to empower the next generat...

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Portrait of Selina and Barbora
Selina is currently finishing her master's degree in Global Health at Karolinska Institutet, and Barbora recently finished her architecture studies at KTH. Together they are developing Clara, an AI-based friend for improved mental health.

An AI friend for improved mental health

A spontaneous meeting and a common interest in promoting mental health among young people was the start for Selina Noe och Barbora Havelcová. They met for the first time at the event KTH Innovation Co...

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En kvinna tar en selfie med en man och en annan kvinna
Yanmiao Fan, a researcher at the KTH Department of Fiber and Polymer Technology has teamed up with KTH alumnus Yizhou Zhang to launch Vasol Tech, a solar power unit with innovative design. Here seen taking a selfie with their business development coach Eva Halén.

15 new teams enter the pre-incubator program

Fifteen new teams have started their year in the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program. From a marketplace for recycled building materials to the treatment of autoimmune diseases: here is Batch 19!

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