KTH Innovation Mentor Program
In this program, we match KTH researchers with experienced business mentors, who will bring new perspectives on research impact and commercialization and can open doors to the business community. Widen your network outside of academia and build your knowledge of how to create impact with your research.
Networking and new knowledge
The KTH Innovation Mentor Program gives you as a KTH researcher* the opportunity to work together with an experienced mentor who will:
- share their experience and help you build knowledge and understanding on how to create impact from your research and bring your project closer to market.
- help you widen your network outside of academia, by for example introducing you to people who will benefit your commercialization project
A mentor meeting your needs
KTH Innovation will match you with a mentor we believe will suit you and meet your needs. The members of the mentor network come from outside academia and have many years of experience from working with startups and in industry. They work pro-bono and are committed to supporting you as you create impact with your research. The purpose of the program is to support more researchers at KTH to turn their research into something that can benefit society.
Monthly individual meetings
You will set up individual meetings with your mentor about once a month to talk about the current challenges you are facing when creating impact with your technology and other topics of interest. The specific topics are up to you and your mentor to decide, but KTH Innovation has developed a framework that you can follow. We expect you to be involved and committed to the program.
From January to June
The program runs from January to June. The participants in the program start and finish it together, which is also a great opportunity to meet other people at KTH interested in research impact and commercialization.
Continued parellel support from KTH Innovation
The mentor will not replace the support you get from KTH Innovation and your business development coach . The mentor is there as an extra support to give you new insights and networks.
Apply to the KTH Innovation Mentor Program
Take the opportunity to broaden your horizons, develop your commercialization project and learn more about entrepreneurship and research impact from experienced people from industry and startups. Application opens again in 2021.
* The program is also open for application for teams in the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program.
Become a mentor
Do you want to become a mentor at KTH Innovation? Read more and express your interest.