Creativity, grit and courage are at the center of a new innovation award that KTH Royal Institute of Technology is launching today. The aim of the award is to celebrate people from KTH who, with their innovations, have contributed to a better society. The award was made possible by donations from Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek and KTH Professor Mathias Uhlén. The monetary award is 500,000 Swedish crowns (€49,500).
A recipient of the KTH Innovation Award can be one or several individuals who are, or have been, affiliated with KTH through research or education.
“As one of Europe’s leading technical universities, KTH is an important actor in the innovation ecosystem. With our new award, we want to bring into focus and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that lies at the core of KTH. We will highlight entrepreneurs who take on challenges and create impact in society, both locally and globally, with ideas that stem from our research and education,” says KTH President Sigbritt Karlsson.