Development of ideas and Corporate collaborations

As an employee at KI you can get free advice on how to develop your idea and how to interact with business. Learn more about how here.

Do you have an idea? Want to cooperate with business? Help is on its way!

Right now Innovation Support 4U are on a tour of KI's departments. The aim is to present the variety of help that is available to researchers and students for realizing the potential impact of an idea.

Looking for innovation financing? The Innovation Office at KI have gathered a selection of possible sources of funding for early innovation projects. Here you will find programs from both Swedish and foreign financiers but also ongoing competitions and other types of soft financing.

Join InnovatiOnsdag – inspiring lunch seminars on innovation

Listen to inspiring persons talk about their entrepreneurial journey, the situation in the Swedish life science industry, the researcher's rights and how to pitch a research idea. Innovation Office offers the first 40 on lunch sandwich. No registration is needed. Find out more about upcoming seminars.

Do you have a good idea or a solution to a problem that you do not know how to proceed with? Welcome to us at Innovation Office for a guidance session, free of cost. Book your guidance at Welcome!  

News and announcements

KI's innovation system on tour

12 Dec
Do you have an idea? Want to cooperate with business? Help is on its way!

Call: Early Verification Program (KI Innovation Office)

02 May
KI Innovation Office announces the call - Early Verification Program. The program is a way to explore the potential of your research results as an innovation, be it a future product, process or service

Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Karolinska Institutet Innovation Hub

07 Apr
Call for translational research proposals in diabetes and metabolics, immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, neuroscience and oncology.

Design Thinking Competition: HEALTHY@HOME

31 Mar
Get ready to tackle a societal challenge within health and well-being, and share your innovations to contribute to health in society and to enhance people’s lives! You are welcome to participate in the EIT Health Design Thinking Competition in Stockholm – Openlab in collaboration Karolinska Institutet and Roche.

Open call: SWElife - Collaborative innovation projects in the field of widespread diseases 2016-2017

09 Dec
The strategic innovation programme SWElife is a national initiative financed by VINNOVA aimed to coordinate and develop stable research and innovation processes for Swedish life science.
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Innovation Office


0046 (0)8- 524 89000
Acting Head Innovation Office and Responsible Corporate Relations
Richard Cowburn


0046 (0)8-524 864 78


0046 (0)73-071 52 81
Inspiring innovators

Meet six inspiring innovators who have gone from idea to action. Here, Alexandra, who invented a different kind of angling worm. Read their stories here!