The KTH Innovation Award
The KTH Innovation Award aims to celebrate people from KTH who with creativity, grit and courage have contributed to solving society’s challenges with their innovations. The Award was founded in 2020 and made possible by donations from Mathias Uhlén, professor at KTH and Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek.
The monetary award is 500 000 SEK. The KTH Innovation Award Foundation hands out the award.
About the KTH Innovation Award
For nearly 200 years, KTH has been home to people with skills and passion to solve some of humanity's greatest challenges. People from KTH have contributed to transforming entire industries and have together impacted millions of lives.
The KTH Innovation Award celebrates and recognizes those who have contributed to a better society with their innovations. The Award will be handed out for a minimum of ten years, starting in 2021.
For those who have taken on big challenges
A recipient of the KTH Innovation Award can be one or several individuals who are, or have been, affiliated with KTH through research or education. It is someone who has taken an active role in creating a brighter tomorrow.
500 000 monetary award
Drawing from generous donations from Daniel Ek, Founder and CEO of Spotify, and Mathias Uhlén, KTH professor and entrepreneur, the recipient of the KTH Innovation Award receives a monetary award of 500 000 SEK.
Anyone can nominate
Anyone can nominate a candidate to the Award. You can also nominate yourself. It cannot be awarded posthumously.
The KTH Innovation Award will be handed out for a minimum of ten years, starting in 2021.