Competence centres

Research at KTH's competence centres addresses, above all, newer subject areas; these efforts are often conducted in joint projects with business life and various societal bodies. A centre may be connected to a certain KTH department but still conduct research on its own. Most of them have their own board, with representatives from trade, business and society; others are autonomous units directly subordinate to the KTH President. The majority of our centres are maintaining close connections with industry. Some of them are also acting as liaison offices between KTH and other universities.

The links below lead to the website of each of these competence centres.

Competence centres at KTH

School of Architecture and the Built Environment - ABE

Centre for Construction Efficiency (CBE)

Centre for the Future of Places (CFP)

Centre for Sustainable Built Environment (CHS)


Centre for Traffic Research (CTR)

Centre for Transport Studies (CTS)


School Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health - CBH

Human Proteome Resource Centre

KTH Advanced Carbohydrate Materials Consortium – CarboMat

ProNova VINN Excellence Centre for Protein Technology

VINN Excellence Centre BiMaC Innovation (BiMaC)

Wallenberg Wood Science Centre (WWSC)

Center for Technology in Medicine and Health

Jonassons centrum för medicinsk bildbehandling

Swedish Aerospace Physiology Centre (SAPC)


School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - EECS

Centre for Autonomous Systems (CAS)

Centrum för Opera och Teknik (COT)

Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Communications (CESC)

PDC Center for High Performance Computing (PDC-HPC)

ACCESS Linnaeus Centre (ACCESS Linnaeus)

Swedish Centre for Smart Grids and Energy Storage (SweGRIDS)

Centre for wireless Systems (Wireless@kth)

Electrum Laboratory

Linné Centre for Advanced Optics and Photonics at KTH (ADOPT)

School of Industrial Engineering and Management - ITM

Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (KTH CESIS)

Competence Center for Gas Exchange (CCGEx)

Design and Management of Manufacturing Systems (DMMS)

Integrated Transport Research Laboratory (ITRL)

Innovative Centre for Embedded Systems (ICES)


VinnExcellence centre for Hierarchic engineering of industrial materials(HERO-M)

Powertrain Manufacturing for Heavy Vehicles Application Lab (PMH)

School of Engineering Sciences - SCI

BiMaC Innovation


Centre for Life Sciences Imaging at KTH-Karolinska (LSI)

Centre for Sustainable Aviation

Centre of Vehicle Engineering Research (CVER)

Forest Products Industry Research College (FPIRC)

KTH Space Centre

Linné Flow Centre (FLOW)

Stand up for WIND

Swedish Centre for Nuclear Technology (SKC)

Swedish e-Science Research Centre

Swedish Maritime Robotics Centre (SMaRC)

VinnExcellence Centre for ECO2 Vehicle design (ECO2)

University Administration


Science for Life Laboratory

Joint Centres, run by other bodies, where KTH plays an important role

Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Biosustainability

Stockholm Bioinformatics Center

Stockholm Mathematics Centre (SMC)

Swedish Hybrid Vehicle Centre

Swetox - Swedish Toxicology Sciences Research Center

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