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EIT - European Institute of Innovation and Technology

KTH is part of five consortia within the prestigious EU-funded European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), set up in 2008 to boost innovation and entrepreneurship to strengthen European competitiveness and make Europe a global leader in strategic areas.

KIC strengthens KTH researchers' networks and collaborations

The winning consortia, selected in strong competition, are called Knowledge & Innovation Communities (KICs) and consists of partners from higher education institutions, research labs and companies. KTH is an active partner in five KICs, which you can read more about below.

The involvement in the EIT KICs is strategic to KTH and strengthens the networks and collaboration between KTH researchers and other European research groups and business partners.

The networks enable a higher degree of EU funding

The networks contribute to stronger applications for EU projects and more EU funding for KTH. The KICS also provide opportunities to develop new KTH core activities in both education and research.

The KICs are set up in close collaboration between academia and industry on a European level and is coordinated in regional nodes. The EIT KIC concept is based on integrating research, education and innovation with entrepreneurship to find solutions to major societal challenges in areas with high innovation potential – and create quality jobs and growth.

KTH - an active partner

KTH is a very active partner and participate in all areas

  • Educational programmes
  • Innovation activities
  • Business development and
  • Acceleration of scaleups

Resources at KTH

At KTH there is an academic coordinator per EIT KIC and support functions at the KTH schools as well as within the University Administration.

With the exception of the KICs' training programs, which are managed by the International Relations (IR) department, project participation, including agreements, is handled at the Research Support Office. Contact person at RSO for EIT and KIC-related issues is Fredrick Lekarp .

The central support is coordinated by Jenny Lundin Hammar at the IR department.