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From idea to innovation at KTH

The things you learn at KTH can contribute to creative solutions to society's challenges. As a student at KTH, you can get support from KTH Innovation. We help you who are passionate about new ideas to get the best possible conditions for success.

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Welcome to KTH Innovation

Are you curious about innovation? Do you have an idea you want to develop, or do you want to find other creative people? Then you've come to the right place!

Anyone who is a student, researcher or employee at KTH can get support from KTH Innovation to develop an idea. Our support is completely free and you can start your journey at any time.

All you need to do to get started is to send us a description of your idea. We never share what you tell us with anyone else.

If you don't have your own idea yet, there are several ways to get involved. You can join an existing team, participate in our events, or join a program

On this page, you can explore your opportunities with KTH Innovation!

Have an idea?

Book a meeting with one of KTH Innovation's coaches! By sending us a short description of your idea, we can connect you with the right person. 

KTH Innovation supports you from the very first steps of your idea's development, so you don't need to have a finished business plan, prototype or pitch. You can contact us at any time!

If you have an idea

KTH Innovation is the first step for you who have an idea you want to develop. You can get started at any time! 

Here, you can:

  • Get a personal business development coach who guides you as you develop your idea

  • Get funding to for example, develop a prototype or conduct a market survey
  • Test your idea in a safe environment with the help of experienced people.
  • Get help with agreements and contracts so you can protect your idea
  • Join one or more programs . For example, you can come with us to a global innovation hub, or get a year's worth of office space in a supportive community at Teknikringen 1.
  • Get help in finding team members
  • Become part of a supportive and creative community with other founders at KTH
  • Take part in our global network
  • Connect with investors, potential customers, and our thousands of alumni

If you don't have an idea (yet)

  • Join an existing startup team. Scroll down to see which teams are recruiting right now!
  • Come to events and workshops where you can learn about idea development, meet startups and network. Scroll down to find our calendar.
  • Join a program that will help you get started
  • Spend the day with us at Teknikringen 1. Our premises are open to everyone every weekday between 07.30-16.30.


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Develop in a supportive community

The pre-incubator program is a program for promising startup projects from KTH. In this program, which gives you a year of development in a supportive community, many successful startups have started their journey.

Who can join?

Teams led by KTH students, researchers or employees.

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Meet the global market

In the Brighter program you get inspiration and learn about the global market from local experts in some of the world's leading innovation ecosystems.

Who can join?

Teams led by KTH students, researchers or employees. Application is also open to students and employees at universities cooperating with KTH within the Innovation Offices structure. Teams currently supported by Sting can also apply.

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Ideate is a twelve-week program where students from SSE and KTH get together to form teams and business ideas working to solve global challenges.

The program is run by SSE Business Lab in partnership with KTH Innovation.

Right now at KTH Innovation 

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Visit us at Teknikringen 1

Teknikringen 1 is the meeting place for innovation and entrepreneurship at KTH. The building is open for everyone every weekday from 07.30-16.30.

Image: Google's CEO Sundar Pichai and KTH professor Danica Kragic at Teknikringen 1, spring 2023.

Upcoming events


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The next step towards a united European start-up ecosystem

Rise Europe, a network of leading European start-up centers came together for the second time in Madrid, Spain. The aim of the network, where KTH Innovation is a member, is to empower the next generat...

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Portrait of Selina and Barbora
Selina is currently finishing her master's degree in Global Health at Karolinska Institutet, and Barbora recently finished her architecture studies at KTH. Together they are developing Clara, an AI-based friend for improved mental health.

An AI friend for improved mental health

A spontaneous meeting and a common interest in promoting mental health among young people was the start for Selina Noe och Barbora Havelcová. They met for the first time at the event KTH Innovation Co...

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En kvinna tar en selfie med en man och en annan kvinna
Yanmiao Fan, a researcher at the KTH Department of Fiber and Polymer Technology has teamed up with KTH alumnus Yizhou Zhang to launch Vasol Tech, a solar power unit with innovative design. Here seen taking a selfie with their business development coach Eva Halén.

15 new teams enter the pre-incubator program

Fifteen new teams have started their year in the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program. From a marketplace for recycled building materials to the treatment of autoimmune diseases: here is Batch 19!

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