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The KTH Innovation Hub of Digital Industrialization

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Contact Data

Coordinator (University)

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Coordinator website

Year Established



Brinellvägen 85, 10044, Stockholm (Sweden)


Contact information

Tobias Vahlne
+ 46 8 790 42 43



The KTH Innovation Hub on Industrial Digitalization is hosted by the Mechatronics and Embedded Control Systems Division at KTH and we are also closely associated with the ICES Competence Center at KTH. The Stockholm based Innovation Hub is aiming to become an active core of the Sweden innovation ecosystem related to CPS and IIoT. We are located in the intersection between industry, academic research and education, as well as a multitude of innovation actors. As part of KTH we also have a large international network to leverage.

The Hub servces as a front desk providing an single entry point for a number of different services;

- Rapid Prototyping / Addative Manufacturing

- Testbeds

- Business Coaching and Funding altenatives


As part of the FED4SAE initiative, the HUB supports SME by coaching and funding Application Experiments.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

The main objective of the Innovation Hub is to facilitate digitization of all industries in organizations ranging from SMEs to large corps within the Stockholm region.

The activities of the Innovation HUB are well aligned with the Swedish National initiatives for digitizing the industry. And we are in close contact with different of the Strategic Innovation Programs (SIPs) funded by Vinnova.

Some previous projects within the context of H2020:

  • oCPS (grant agreement No 674875)
  • CPSE Labs (grant agreement No 644400)
  • FED4SAE (grant agreement No 761708)
  • Smart4Europe (grant agreement No 761448)

Some projects within regional or national context:

  • MERIT -
  • ARCHER -

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Manufacture of transport equipment
  • Other Manufacturing

TRL Focus

  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Mentoring
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

The KTH Research Concept Vehicle

Client profile:
Vehicle manufacturer and supplier, Software and Hardware vendor, Infrastructure provider and SMEs.

Client needs:
Many companies are now in the business of developing products and services related to automated driving technologies including improved vehicle and road safety and better road utilizatiom with and without automated functions. R&D engineers will need good testbeds for testing and validation for the developed solutions. 

Service Offered:
The KTH Research Concept Vehicle, a rolling research and demonstration laboratory, that could be a good partner for testing out your solutions. The purpose of the vehicle is to have a platform where research results can be implemented and evaluated in real-life.

More details:

Navigating the Eco System

Client profile:
SMEs involved in the Embedded Systems and CPS Domain.

Client needs:
Are you looking for strategic partners or to source new innovations in Sweden or in Europe? For small players its essential to have access to funding, finding potential customers, have access to the right competence or just the opportunity to meet the right partner. At the same time its demanding to stay tuned with everything happening in the local and regional ecosystem and it's easy to miss out on opportunities. 

Services offered:
Our Innovation HUB could help you connect with national and international organizations and companies. Our Ecosystem is made up with both private and public organizations in Sweden and in Europe. The best way to understand your needs would be to book a meeting for a discussion on what you are looking for.

More details:

Prototype Lab

Client profile:
SMEs involved in Product Development and Prototyping. Hardware Vendor and Consultants, Infrastructure providers.

Client needs:
Many companies have a need for speeding up their R&D process while investing in protoyping infrastructur could be time consuming and costly.

Services offered:
Do you need to jumpstart your project with a prototype? At KTH Prototype Center we can make it happen. With our machine park and one of the world’s largest aggregation of scholars, PhDs, professors and students they have the competence and ability to prototype your product.

You could get help with;

- 3D Desgin
- Selecting materials and methods
- The actual 3D printing

More details:


Organizational form

(part of) Public organization (part of RTO, or university)



Number of employees


Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope



  • Horizon 2020
  • National basic research funding
  • National specific innovation funding
  • Other


Number of customers annually


Type of customers

  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)



Partner Type

Large enterprise



Partner Type

National government


Atlas Copco

Partner Type

Large enterprise


THINGs Stockholm

Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization



Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization



Partner Type

Industry association



Partner Type

Large enterprise


EEN - Enterprise Europe Network

Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization


Technological competences

  • Sensors, actuators, MEMS, NEMS, RF
  • Cyber physical systems (e.g. embedded systems)
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Artificial Intelligence and cognitive systems
  • Interaction technologies (e.g. human-machine Interaction, motion recognition and language technologies)
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
Last updated: 15/04/19 18:14