A healthier future through innovation!

KI Innovations is both the innovation support system at Karolinska Institutet and an incubator that provides support and guidance so that more research-based ideas, discoveries, and knowledge from can contribute to a healthier future for all.

At Karolinska Institutet, world-leading research continually improves our understanding of the human body and its diseases. Research results are usually presented in scientific papers, but it is far from given that researchers also take steps towards transforming their ideas into products and services of value to patients and society.

We are here to help in all aspects of transforming an idea into an innovation.

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Our offer - three stages

Top of class support for early ideas based on research from Karolinska Institutet.

Have you made an exciting research discovery? Or are you on the trail of developing a brand-new product, treatment or method that solves a significant problem? Are you wondering what to do next? Then you have found the right place! Keep reading to find out how we can help you.

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Top of class validationa and support of your business idea

To succeed in disseminating research beyond laboratory results and academic merits, researchers need to think along slightly different paths. As Karolinska Institutets innovation office we, within START program, can help you with analyzing the possibilities of transforming your research knowledge into useful products or services that can create value outside academia.

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Best in class business development support in our Deeptech Life Science Incubator

Projects that have undergone our START program, as well as other companies within the area of health, care and life science can apply for KI Innovation’s incubator program DRIVE. Within DRIVE, we continue with validation activities, but with an increased focus on business development and scaling.

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Unsure whether your idea holds up?

We are interested in all ideas regardless of how far you’ve come in the process, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Click for our business coaches’ contact details and we will help you!

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KI Innovations – the complete innovation support.


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Call for new start-ups 2024

Published 27 May, 2024Information

Application for new start-ups- Fall 2024 Grow your Health or Life Science Business Start-up in a unique environment in KI Innovations Start-up Incubator DRIVE...

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Winners of KI`s prize for innovation and utilization 2024

Published 29 May, 2024Information

The prize winners 2024 Professor Jacob Hollenberg, associate professor Mattias Ringh and adjunct professor Leif Svensson are awarded the Prize for innovation and utilization, in 2024. they are...

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Trio Impact Invest

Published 24 October, 2023News

KTH Holding AB, SU Holding and KI Holding AB have been appointed as new fund managers by the Swedish Growth Agency for regional venture...

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Toolkit for innovation

Published 3 October, 2022Information

Within the framework of the project CESH Health (Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health), KI Innovations, together with KI and Makerere University in Uganda,...

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Build Skills to Impact goes digital

Published 11 May, 2022Information

Interested to get to know more about impact creation based on academic research or knowledge? Welcome to attend KI Innovations seminar series- Build skills...

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