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KTH Innovation Brighter Digital

The KTH Innovation Brighter program is an immersion, inspiration and internationalization program, aimed for early stage startup projects or research commercialization projects that have the potential of reaching a global market.

About the program

The program includes: Two preparatory workshops in October, followed by a one-week digital program in November, focusing on a global innovation hub.

Program period: Fall semester

Cost: The program is free of charge.

Application criteria: KTH students, researchers or employees with early-stage start-up or research commercialization projects and the ambition to build a company that could scale internationally are welcome to apply. Application is also open to students and employees at universities cooperating with KTH within the Innovation Offices structure. 

After the program: After the program, you will have learned more about what it takes to launch on a global market. You will have grown your network, and developed your pitch and communication. 

 Brighter Digital

After preparatory workshops, we arrange a week full of digital activities in November, focusing on three, chosen innovation hubs. 

Learn about local business culture, network with key individuals in each city, meet local entrepreneurs, and get mentorship and advice from experts. 

Three cities

Tokyo is the city for you who focus on smart industry, robotics or sustainable cities. Tune in to Boston if you're in medtech or life science. Check out London if you are focusing on software or B2C solutions. 

Petra Szeszula

- Thanks to the program being digital, I could visit places and meet important people all around the world. With my tight schedule, if I had to travel physically, I would be able to choose only one event, if any. To see it all, it made me realize how each culture is different and how important it is to adjust your view to different perspectives if you want to do business.

- Petra Szeszula, co-founder of Andning Med and participant in Brighter Digital 2020

About the KTH Innovation Brighter program

The Brighter Program is KTH Innovation’s internationalization program, run yearly since 2013. Between 2013 and 2019, KTH Innovation brought select startup projects and research commerzialization projects from KTH to a carefully chosen global innovation hub, providing opportunity for early contact with the global market. Since 2020, the program is run digitally, providing opportunities to get insights in more than one local market within the same program.


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Last changed: Nov 30, 2021