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KTH Innovation's business development coaches guide you through all questions you'll run into when you develop an idea or start creating impact from your research.

Business Coach Gustav Notander in conversation with idea owner Aniela Hotlink.

Have an idea?

Do you have an idea you want to discuss or a research result you think could create impact? Get in touch with us and we'll take the first steps together. 

Meet a business development coach

At our first meeting, we'll discuss your idea or research and draw up a plan for how to move forward. The sooner you get in touch with KTH Innovation the better.

Our coaches make sure you focus on the right thing at the right time, and guide your development. They all have experience and competence in building businesses, and are ready to meet your particular needs when taking your idea to the market. Our support is based on methods and processes that we have developed to give you the best conditions for success.

KTH Innovation's support is open to students, researchers and employees at KTH.

Free and confidential support

Everything we discuss is of course confidential. Our support is free and we take no equity in your idea. You don't have to apply to get started.

Through coaching, support and motivation we help you to drive your idea forward and make it ready to meet the market. Our support is comprehensive and covers everything from developing an idea to a viable business concept, including getting market feedback, creating customers contacts, sales support, writing a business plan and starting a company.

A hand holding an AA batteri with SKOPAS written on the side

"When someone asks you the right questions, you start formulating your thoughts in new ways. By talking to our coach Daniel and to potential customers we have learned a lot about where we should put our focus."

- Natalia Skorodumova, KTH Professor and founder of SKOPAS

Ellure lipsticks in pink colors lying on a pink background

KTH Innovation has been our supporter from day one. We were welcomed with open arms when all we had was a crazy idea and a vision to 3D print lipsticks. From the start, we were encouranged to test our idea in real life.

- Jasmin Sabir, KTH alum and co-founder of Ellure

The KTH Innovation Process

To take your idea from the earliest development phase to reaching the market it needs to be processed through a number of steps. At KTH Innovation we use a carefully developed innovation process that spans three main phases. These are: 

  1. Idea phase
    This is where you describe your idea, and we go through ownership and other legal aspects so that you can be sure you own your innovation.
  2. Pre-study phase
    In this phase you develop your business idea and with our help start to investigate potential application areas to determine how to realise the idea. It is also during the pre-study phase that we start looking at funding options and team development. 
  3. Project phase
    Finally we focus squarely on the commercial development of your idea and the support from KTH Innovation kicks into a higher gear. Customer contacts are cultivated, market input from a first customer is sought and we prepare for the next step which might be options like incubation, incorporation or selling a patent, for example.