What does it take to create a world-class innovation system? And how can universities meet the global social challenges defined by the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals?
As president of KTH – one of Europe’s leading technical universities – I have had reason to think a lot about these questions.
It makes me both proud and delighted that we finally have the possibility to welcome you to KTH, by hosting the THE Innovation & Impact Summit 2022, to discuss how to find a way forward to a sustainable future.
KTH has an extensive infrastructure for research and innovation with many advanced research environments. We offer our students and researchers business coaching on the long journey from idea to market. I think this is a very important role for academia – not only to offer education or possibilities for research but also to operate as a hothouse for exciting ideas and innovations.
Being situated in Stockholm, KTH is in the centre of one of the most successful hubs for innovation and tech start-ups in the world.
I do look forward to interesting discussions and meetings within the conference and trust that the global dialogue around impact and innovation will inspire new ideas and thoughts that together with technological solutions and associated innovations will offer a way forward.
Welcome to KTH!
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
IDEAS TO INNOVATION, ANNUALLY
STUDENTS INCL. 1,600 PHD CANDIDATES
This is KTH Royal Institute of Technology
An innovative European technical university
Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. It is Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.
Versatile solutions to global challenges
KTH is working with industry and society in the pursuit of sustainable solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges: climate change, future energy supply, urbanisation and quality of life for the rapidly growing elderly population. We are addressing these with world-leading, high-impact research and education in natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. Two-thirds of the SEK 5 billion turnover relates to research.
Basic and applied research are performed side-by-side at KTH and interdisciplinary research is conducted in parallel with work in specific fields. This approach encourages versatile solutions and the innovative climate creates many opportunities to realise great ideas. Our educational programmes foster a new generation of engineers, architects, teachers and undergraduate engineers.
KTH embraces academia and the public and private sectors working together. We are part of extensive international research collaborations and participate in many educational exchanges or joint programmes with universities and colleges in Europe, the US, Australia, Asia and Africa.
Working for a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow
Sweden is considered one of the most technologically innovative countries in the world and Stockholm is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most entrepreneurial, innovative and attractive cities. KTH maintains close relationships with an expanding network of international companies and the industrial community in several fields – working and studying here provides access to this network.
The five KTH campuses in Greater Stockholm have more than 13,500 full-time students, some 1,700 PhD students and approximately 3,800 full-time employees. The campuses are strategically located close to their areas of research and study, for example KTH Kista is situated in the middle of the Kista ICT hub, alongside some of the world’s leading information and communications technology companies. One of our other campuses, KTH Flemingsberg, is located in one of Northern Europe’s leading medical technology centres for research and industrial activity.