Funding is key when it comes to developing an idea or research result. Every year, KTH Innovation helps KTH projects secure over 40 million SEK in funding.
From prototype to investment
When you develop an idea or create impact from your research, you will need different kinds of resources, from money to helping hands. KTH Innovation can help you secure the right funding to verify that your technology fills a need on the market, file a patent, recruit a team member, and more. We can also help you get in touch with investors.
Funding to test your idea
Testing and investigating if your idea fills a need on the market is crucial when you start developing an idea. KTH Innovation manages the Vinnova funding program VFT-1 for KTH teams in need of early-stage funding. In the program, we can offer funding of up to 300 000 SEK. The funding can for example be used to bring in a consultant to help with market research, or design a prototype.
Five million kronor per year
We have given out 4-5 million SEK yearly since 2012, to a total of 250 projects. Over half of them have gone on to start a company. A review conducted in 2020 showed that projects that have received funding through the program together have gone on to secure 1 billion SEK in commercial funding.
Apply for funding
We handle applications biweekly. If you're a student, researcher, or employee at KTH in need of funding to develop an idea or a research result, get in touch with us.
Investment in technology from KTH
Once you have verified the need for your idea, it may be time to secure investment to keep developing your project.
Questions about funding?
Do you have questions about funding for your idea, or are you interested in joining KTH Innovation's investor network? Reach out to us!