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  • A new ShiftLabs node is starting in Södertälje

    Map of Sweden with circles around the four node locations.
    ShiftLabs' four nodes are in Gothenburg, Skövde, Mälardalen and the Stockholm region.
    Published May 02, 2023

    Small and medium-sized businesses will receive help with digitalisation from KTH Leancentrum and Södertälje Science Park. As part of the innovation hub ShiftLabs, their mission is to provide companies...

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  • Studying traffic flows in Kista to reduce emissions

    Kista. Photo: City of Stockholm.
    Published May 02, 2023

    To better understand emissions from traffic, researchers will use big data and AI to study traffic flows in Kista. The hope is to create transport solutions that generate lower emissions and reduce th...

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  • The Ocean – a contemporary history

    A yellow sea cucumber on the seabed
    A "gummy squirrel" sea cucumber, Psychropotes longicauda, living at a depth of 5,000 meters. Image courtesy of the DeepCCZ expedition/NOAA
    Published May 02, 2023

    Tirza Meyer is a contemporary historian and a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophy and History, who has come to devote her work to the ocean. After studying how the United Nations C...

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  • Great interest in KTH in Rwanda

    “Rwanda has a young population that wants to do a lot,” says Sebastiaan Meijer, who participated in KTH's delegation together with Peter Nilsson and Gunaratna Kuttuva Rajarao.
    Published Apr 28, 2023

    At the end of March, a delegation from KTH led by the President, visited several higher education institutions in Rwanda, including the University of Rwanda in Kigali. From the CBH school, Professor P...

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  • Laumert new director at Centrum för Ny Energiteknik (CNETO)

    Björn Laumert in KTH Library
    Published Apr 27, 2023

    Björn Laumert, head of the Department of Energy Technology, is new director at the Centrum för Ny Energiteknik (CNETO) in Oskarshamn. CNETO is a collaboration platform between the public sector, acade...

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  • KTH Energy Platform spoke at conference on EU future energy supply

    Published Apr 26, 2023

    The KTH Energy Platform attended and spoke at the conference “Challenges and opportunities for the EU's future energy supply” organised by the Riksdag Committee on Industry and Trade held in the Riksd...

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  • AI to help Stockholmers with their energy use

    Inner courtyard in Norra Djurgårdsstaden, Stockholm. Photo: City of Stockholm
    Inner courtyard in Norra Djurgårdsstaden, Stockholm. Photo: City of Stockholm
    Published Apr 25, 2023

    New technology to be developed by KTH can help residents and property owners becoming more climate smart.

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  • Open call within sustainable traffic and regional development planning, ToR 2024 – opens today

    Published Apr 13, 2023

    KTH and Region Stockholm are announcing a joint project call to develop research activities within sustainable traffic and regional development planning. Project funds can be granted for 1-2 years wit...

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  • KTH-based technology makes offshore wind power more accessible

    Scibreak HVDC breaker
    Published Apr 13, 2023

    Scibreak, a small startup company originating from the labs of KTH, has developed technology that can build a robust and reliable offshore power grid. This has caught the attention of industry giant M...

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  • The actions that prevent sex trade in hotels

    Image showing people in a hotel room, a reception and a woman with "Stop prostitution".
    Image: Stina Wirsén
    Published Apr 12, 2023

    Most people know that both prostitution and human trafficking take place in Swedish hotels. Few, though, think about how this affects the hotel staff and their attitude toward the workplace. And how c...

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  • Research exchange with the University of Tokyo

    A high buildning with a big clock. In front of the building there is a green open area.
    University of Tokyo. Photo: Sira Anamwong.
    Published Apr 05, 2023

    KTH is striving to deepen its collaboration with the University of Tokyo in Japan. Among other things, it is encouraging research visits of one to four months at the university. Younger people in the ...

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  • Researcher of the week – Sara Linderson

    Published Apr 03, 2023

    Regularly, researchers present themselves and how they contribute to the important industrial transformation for climate and competitiveness. This time, the researcher is Sara Linderson, an Industrial...

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  • Coconuts and lemons enable a thermal wood for indoor heating and cooling

    Coconuts and lemons in the foreground on a countertop in the lab. Behind them, two scientists.
    Peter Olsén and Céline Montanari, researchers in the Department of Biocomposites at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, say the new wood composite uses components of lemon and coconuts to both heat and cool homes. (Photo: David Callahan)
    Published Mar 30, 2023

    A building material that combines coconuts, lemons and modified wood could one day be enough to heat and cool your home. The three renewable sources provide the key components of a wood composite ther...

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  • William Usher new assistant professor in integrated systems analysis for sustainable development

    Published Mar 27, 2023

    In 2019, William Usher was appointed Assistant Professor in Integrated Systems Analysis for Sustainable Development at the Unit of Energy Systems/Department of Energy Tehnology/ITM school/KTH.

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  • Climate effects of payments

    Published Mar 24, 2023

    Researchers at INDEK have received funds to study the climate impact of payment services

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  • New AI tools – threats and opportunities

    screen dump of ChatGPT in action
    Published Mar 23, 2023

    Since ChatGPT was launched on 30 November 2022, there has been intense debate about the risks of new AI tools. What will happen with teaching, homework, reports and home assessment at Sweden’s univers...

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  • Emerging digital platforms force waste management rethink

    Photo: Erik Ottoson Trovalla / Nordiska museet
    Published Mar 22, 2023

    Crowd-sourced waste disposal services push the legal and ethical boundaries on who should take care of our waste.

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  • Projects aim to eliminate waste from wastewater

    a glass is filled with water from a faucet
    Water treatment used to be primarily about protecting the environment from contaminants. Nowadays, sea- and wastewater are purified into drinking water and all parts of wastewater are to be reused. At the new pilot and demo facility in Loudden, Stockholm, new solutions for circular water treatment are being tested and developed. (Photo: Mostphotos)
    Published Mar 21, 2023

    The demand for water treatment is increasing throughout the world – and so is the risk of waste. Today, water treatment processes aim to protect the environment from contaminants, while recycling all ...

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  • Sustainable energy consumption via boosting or nudging - what works best?

    QR codes for tips.
    Boost interventions were communicated using QR codes posted next to the microwave, shower, and refrigerator.
    Published Mar 20, 2023

    "We are not as rational as we think but need help to make wise decisions in everyday life. That's why we need nudges, interventions that guide our decisions in a certain direction", says the nudge adv...

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  • Prize-winning research will develop the energy markets of the future

    Published Mar 20, 2023

    Maximising social welfare and further integrating renewable energy sources into the energy system. This is the potential of two capacity calculation methods primarily focusing on facilitating the cros...

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