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KTH - part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

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

Promoting networks and collaborations

The winning consortia, selected in intense competition, are called Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) and comprise partners from leading universities, research institutions, major multinationals, as well as small and medium-sized companies. KTH is active in five KICs in all, which you can read more about below.

The EIT KICs are strategic to KTH and strengthen the networks and collaboration between KTH researchers and other European research groups and business partners.

Description of the programmes and contact to the involved KTH researcher

A higher degree of EU funding

The networks enable a greater number of competitive applications for EU projects and increased funding for KTH. The KICs also provide many opportunities to develop KTH’s core activities in education and research.

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

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 for each EIT KIC and support functions at the KTH schools and within the University Administration.

Except for the KICs’ training programmes, which are managed by the International Relations Office (IRO), the project participation, including agreements, is handled at the Research Support Office (RSO). The RSO contact for EIT- and KIC-related issues is Fredrick Lekarp