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Donors to the KTH Innovation Award

The KTH Innovation Award was made possible by two generous donations from Daniel Ek, Founder and CEO of Spotify, and Mathias Uhlén, KTH professor and entrepreneur.

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Mathias Uhlén

“I believe it is important to conduct excellent research and to bring your research out into society. I hope this award will promote those who have persisted with their ideas, but also inspire more people to take on difficult challenges, both in their research and in their entrepreneurship.”

Mathias Uhlén is a world-leading scientist in biotechnology and in the field of proteomics. As an entrepreneur, he has successfully worked with industrial applications of his research.

Portrait of Daniel Ek

Daniel Ek

“To me, entrepreneurship is about thinking big, approaching problems in a creative way, and not giving up. People from KTH have been crucial for the development of Spotify and for Sweden as a tech nation. I’m happy to be one of the initiators of the KTH Innovation Award and I hope it can inspire more people to develop advanced technology that can make the world better.”

Daniel Ek is the founder and CEO of Spotify.