A group of Swedish companies with roots at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have been making a splash in Silicon Valley this week. A full week of meetings with investors and entrepreneurs has been set up by Student Inc. and the non-profit organization, Silicon Vikings.
In the 2013 edition of the Swedish University rankings Urank KTH is still the best university in Sweden for engineers. KTH has also climbed from seventh to fourth place in the overall rankings. Chalmers loses three places and ends up on sixth place this year.
This year's winner of the Future Female Leader Award, FFLA, is Emma Olofsson. The award is handed out for the tenth year in a row, to the most prominent female technologist at KTH. Besides the honour, the winner gets to design her own 18-month trainee programme, dividing the time between three of the eight partnering companies.
KTH alumnus Henrik Karlsson, founder and president at Biorecro, is chosen as this year’s “Innovator”. Another 15 KTH alumni is among the 101 first on the List of Super Talent 2012, put together by Veckans Affärer.
PIEp, Product Innovation Engineering program, which is a program aimed at achieving change through innovative solutions based on valid research, recently hosted a workshop in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières.
KTH and the Swedish heavy vehicle manufacturer Scania will expand their competence exchange programme, enhancing co-operation aimed at strengthening KTH research and education while improving Scania's access to advanced expertise.