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New scholarship for young, entrepreneurial KTH students

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Published Apr 16, 2024

A new scholarship by KTH Innovation and the Grosshandelssocieteten foundation within Stockholm's Borgerskap will support and promote young, entrepreneurial individuals from KTH.

Every year, KTH Innovation meets around 400 teams with new ideas. Many are young students and researchers who develop their ideas alongside their studies or research, often for the first time.

"Many go outside their own comfort zone because they have such a strong drive to make a difference. This requires commitment and a great deal of willpower. We want to celebrate them," says Lisa Ericsson, Head of KTH Innovation.

Extended cooperation

In 2023, KTH Innovation and the Grosshandelssocieteten foundation within Stockholm's Borgerskap initiated a scholarship collaboration  to create opportunities for more people at KTH to test their ideas on the global market within the KTH Innovation Brighter program . Now, we expand the collaboration with a new scholarship of 100,000 Swedish Crowns.

Portrait of  Patrik Salén and Anna Krasse
Patrik Salén and Anna Krasse from Grosshandelssocietetet

"We are looking for different ways to support entrepreneurship and trade in Stockholm. In KTH Innovation, we have found a professional and driven partner to reach students who have exciting business ideas and the drive to realize them", says Patrik Salén from Grosshandelssocieteten.

100 000 SEK awarded

The scholarship, which will support and highlight young entrepreneurial individuals, will go to one or more people who are between 18-29 years old, studying at bachelor, master or doctoral level at KTH and who run a startup project developed with support from KTH Innovation. The recipients must have shown a strong drive, commitment and entrepreneurial spirit, in the ups and downs they have faced.

"With this scholarship, we hope to give them inspiration and support to continue their entrepreneurial journey in Stockholm", says Anna Krasse from Grosshandelssocieteten.

Two teams to present

KTH Innovation will select two teams to present their idea to the board of Stockholm's Borgerskap. The board will then select who will be awarded the scholarship.

"We are very happy to be able to offer our fantastic students this opportunity", says Lisa Ericsson, Head of KTH Innovation. "We hope that it will create opportunities for those who are struggling, and also inspire others to create new solutions to large and small problems."

About the scholarship

More information about the scholarship and selection process. KTH Innovation & Stockholms Grosshandelssocietet Entrepreneurship scholarship


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Text: Lisa Bäckman

Belongs to: About KTH
Last changed: Apr 16, 2024