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  • Grön BoStad Stockholm granted an additional 15 million SEK

    Published Dec 11, 2018
    The Grön BoStad Stockholm platform is working to strengthen sustainable urban development in the housing sector. The Structural Funds Partnership Stockholm have now decided to invest another 15 million SEK from the EU Regional Development Fund in the project. One aim with the new investment is to strengthen the conditions for growth among the county's environmental technology companies.

  • Teamwork lifts research

    Published Nov 27, 2018
    Team work, cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary science; these are fundamental pillars in KTH's research, and determiners of its reputation.

  • This gold-winning team at iGEM created a way to prevent pharmaceuticals from washing into waterways

    Published Nov 20, 2018
    A team of students has won gold medals in a major global competition by developing a method for cleaning antibiotics and drug residues from wastewater – before it’s released into rivers and seas.

  • Strengthen your company's cyber security with KTH's Online Course in Ethical Hacking

    Published Oct 24, 2018
    Apply to the Online Course in Ethical Hacking open for businesses by December 15.

  • KTH hosts international Music Tech Fest in September

    Published Aug 22, 2018
    The international festival of music ideas and innovation, Music Tech Fest (MTF Stockholm), is coming to KTH in September. During the week Sept. 3-9, a global array of artists, researchers, creators, innovators and – of course – KTH students will meet to explore and invent new ways to create and experience music. The multi-disciplinary event also puts a strong emphasis on gender equality.

  • ERC grant to Environmental Historian Sverker Sörlin

    Published Apr 20, 2018
    Sverker Sörlin, Professor of Environmental History at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, is one of ten Swedish researchers receiving a grant from the European Research Council’s ERC Advanced Grants, which provides funding to senior researchers. The grant is to enable him to carry out a historical study into the emergence and development of environmental governance.

  • Next-generation, hormone-free contraceptive for women

    Published Mar 28, 2018
    A hormone-free women's contraceptive with no side effects is one promising use for a new technique developed by researchers in Sweden to tighten up the mucous membrane – the body’s first line of defense in protecting its inner lining.

  • Hydrogen extraction breakthrough could be game-changer

    Published Feb 23, 2018
    Researchers at KTH have successfully tested a new material that can be used for cheap and large-scale production of hydrogen – a promising alternative to fossil fuel.

  • Wave energy device tests begin in North Atlantic

    Published Feb 13, 2018
    Europe is on a quest to make renewable energy available to remote coastal areas and islands. That’s the motivation behind the testing of a powerful Swedish-designed wave energy conversion system in the North Atlantic.

  • Anniversary week kicks off in Dome of Visions

    Published Oct 18, 2017
    Yesterday marked the start of the seminar marathon, the highlight of the anniversary week in which KTH’s campus is celebrating 100 years. “The laying of the foundations of the KTH campus and the university’s evolution go hand in hand with Sweden’s development into an industrial nation,” said President Sigbritt Karlsson in her inaugural address for the anniversary.

  • Switching to off-peak delivery times reduced city congestion

    Published May 23, 2017
    In some businesses – like supermarkets and restaurants – local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch trucks during morning rush hours. But lifting these rules could reduce peak traffic volumes and increase transport efficiency, according to a recent study.

  • Strongest artificial spider silk synthesized with cellulose from wood

    Published May 16, 2017
    The strongest yet hybrid silk fibers have been created by scientists in Sweden using all renewable resources. Combining spider silk proteins with nanocellulose from wood, the process offers a low-cost and scalable way to make bioactive materials for a wide range of medical uses.

  • Global competition for sustainable fashion

    Published Mar 27, 2017
    How can the fashion industry become more sustainable? The Global Change Award competition – in which KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a partner – highlights innovations from around the world. Voting is open to all from 27 March. Make your voice heard – and influence how the million euro grant is divided between five winners.

  • Silk from milk? New method binds proteins into threads

    Published Feb 08, 2017
    By all appearances, cows have little in common with spiders. Yet despite the two species’ obvious differences, new research shows that ordinary milk can be used to spin artificial silk – a breakthrough that could open new doors for alternative plastics and regenerative medicine.

  • Innovation hub for global development launched

    Published Jan 26, 2017
    Now the ball is rolling for KTH's investment in a training and collaboration model that aims at finding innovative solutions to global challenges.

  • With new tool, cities can plan electric bus routes, and calculate the benefits

    Published Jan 09, 2017
    The rollout of Sweden’s first wireless charging buses earlier this month was coupled with something the rest of the world could use – namely, a tool for cities to determine the environmental and financial benefits of introducing their own electrified bus networks.

  • New research shows one way LED efficiency is far from optimal

    Published Nov 25, 2016
    Even though LED lights are among the most energy efficient available, there’s still plenty of room for improvement. Researchers recently found that light emitting diodes’ efficiency can be impeded by trace amounts of iron, which is a byproduct of LED production.

  • Technique could lower cost of making bioplastics and biofuel

    Published Oct 19, 2016
    The potential for at least partly replacing oil with cellulose as a renewable source of energy and materials has just improved.

  • Researchers find cheaper way to produce hydrogen from water

    Published Jun 27, 2016
    KTH researchers have opened a route to large-scale hydrogen production by discovering a better way to split water without relying on precious metals.

  • Bee McBeeface, Beeyoncé are web poll choices to name bees

    Published Jun 13, 2016
    KTH asked the Internet to name the queens of the campus' two new honey bee hives, and the results were perhaps not so surprising. In a web poll held last week, the name "Bee McBeeface" won with 69 percent of the votes, and the name "Beeyoncé" came up second with 16 percent.

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