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The KTH Innovation pre-incubator program

Are you a student, researcher or employee at KTH with a startup or research utilization project that you want to be ready to launch in a year? Then the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program is the place for you!

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About the program

The program gives you: Twelve months of development for your project. Weekly lunch workshops together with the other teams in your Batch. Higher priority from staff at KTH Innovation and your personal business development coach. Access to community activities and special offers from our partners. The opportunity to pitch for a 250 000 SEK investment from KTH Holding. 

Program period: 12 months, starting in February/March or September/October. The program finishes at Demo Day, where you get to show off your development. 

Cost: The program is free of charge. We take no ownership in your idea. 

Application period: We accept 15 new projects twice a year, with application periods in January/February and August/September.

Application criteria: KTH students, researchers or employees with tech-based start-up or research commercialization project and the ambition to spend extra time and effort on your project are welcome to apply. 

After the program: After the program you will have taken large steps in the development of your project. The overall goal of the program is to find your first customer and to have your first product or service ready. You will have increased your knowledge of entrepreneurship and commercialization, and have built your own network. 

Twelve months of development

Interested in joining the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program?

The application period to the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program will open in August 2021. Sign up and we'll send you a reminder when it's time to apply. If you start developing your idea now, your chances of getting accepted to the program will increase! 

The KTH Innovation pre-incubator program is a 12 month program to accelerate the development of promising startup projects from KTH. The program will ask a lot of you, but in return, we’ll give you all it takes to get you as far as possible. When you present your project at Demo Day in a year, you won't believe how far you've come.

Join the community

Gabiella Dalman sitting in a staircase

Being part of the program has been a lot of fun, If we hadn’t had the weekly meetings we wouldn't have come as far as we have. It really motivates you to see others succeed, and it's really nice to work alongside other teams. You can ask questions or just brainstorm an idea.

- Gabriella Dalman, KTH Student and co-founder of Voyley, Batch 11

The teams in the program get access to KTH Innovation’s co-working space on Teknikringen 1. Here, at the center of innovation at KTH, you’ll develop side by side with others working to bring their own projects to life. Every week, you'll meet over lunch to take part in our tailor made online workshop program. You get higher priority from the KTH Innovation team and access to our network. Together with the almost 200 alumni projects, the teams in the program form a supportive community.

In the 2nd phase of the program all projects that have progressed has the opportunity to get an experienced external mentor via KTH Innovation Mentor Program. 

Over 80% of the teams in the program finish it successfully, and we’re proud that many of our teams and alumni are creating impact around the world.

Who can apply?

All teams formed by students, researchers and employees at KTH can apply to the program. You have started developing your idea, and you are ready to work towards launching on the market in a year or two. 

The program and Covid-19

All events and workshops are currently digital. Our co-working space and offices at Teknikringen 1 are open but with some restrictions. We follow the recommendations from the Public Health Agency and the guidelines from KTH

How it works

We have developed a structured and proven process to give your project the optimal conditions to succeed. Read more about the program here.

Frequently asked questions

Alumni

These are some of the almost 200 alumni teams of the pre-incubator program. 

Degoo

Batch 0

Ultra-secure cloud storage with AI-empowered interface.

Digiexam

Batch 0

Digitalizing high-stakes exams and academic tests.

Eatit

Batch 5

The digital dietician. Meet a dietician online and change your lifestyle.

Ecobloom

Batch 6

A smart ecosystem and indoor garden based on aquaponics.

Ellure

Batch 7

Real-time custom made cosmetics, starting with customized lipsticks.

EVAM

Batch 1

Saving lives with digital solutions in special vehicles for your safety.

Finecell

Batch 3

Renewable nanomaterials based on forest resources.

Greenely

Batch 0

Keep track of you households’ energy behavior.

Help to Help

Batch 0

Crowdfunding higher education for students in East Africa.

Ferritico

Batch 5

Design tools for high-performance metallic materials.

imagiLabs

Batch 5

imagiCase teaches young girls to code through self-expression. 

Invoier

Batch 6

An open and transparent marketplace for invoices/factoring.

Klimato

Batch 8

Reducing CO2e emissions from food by climate labeling meals.

Kollin

Batch 8

Helps university students through tough exam periods.

Labtrino

Batch 6

Intelligent, non-invasive water meter system for residential properties.

Lokatt Helmets

Batch 8

The world's most sustainable ski helmet, made from plants. 

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