THINGS 2018 November Newsletter

Get On Top Of

Since it's inception, >1,200 startups, corporates, academia, government and ecosystem players have come together and made new connections at THINGS Get On Top Of events. The quality and calibre of our guest speakers have been key to delivering inspirational and high substance presentations.

Thanks to our 30 speakers this season!

Alessandro Pieropan, Univrses
Anders Widgren, FlooLabs
Ashok Kumar Bandaru, Techsource
Cathrine Ruud, Cosimo
Emma Woxlin, Epishine
Gustaf Lagercrantz, Imagimob
Göran Appelquist, Crosser Technologies
Göran Brandt, 3 Sverige
Håkan Ohlgren, Wireless System Integration
Ingrid af Sandeberg, Arthur D Little
Jens Ohlsson, Stockholm University
Johan Malm, Imagimob
Johanna Reimers, Refind
Jon Linden, Ekkono
Jörgen Clevensjö, Sandvik
Kalle Eneroth, IoT Sweden
Maria Lindström, SarvAI
Marie Sandå, Telia Company
Mats Pettersson, Digital Nordix AB-DNX
Mattias Andersson, MTEK Industry
Michael Collaros, Norna
Niklas Salomonsson, Featherway
Oscar Guerra, NVIDIA
Prajeet Patel, Qoitech
Rikard König, Ekkono
Shahan Lilja, Mavenoid
Sofia Sandberg, Bioservo Technologies
Stefan Lindgren, Talkpool
Thomas Ericsson, Realisator
Viktor Börjesson, ReVibe Energy

We look forward to 2019 where we will be introducing a fifth new topic: Smart Mobility. Watch this space for more information!
Ignite Sweden Day: 19th Nov

Ignite Sweden Day was a real celebration of Swedish innovation on a global scale through corporate and startup innovation. So many fantastic corporates, startups and ecosystem players coming together to advocate, share and inspire in collaborative partnerships.

So far, the project has catalyzed 1,280 individually matched meetings involving almost 60 corporates and 300 startups from all over Sweden. More than 30% of these opportunities proceeded to a follow up meeting resulting in currently 44 commercial collaborations.

Exciting developments in 2019!

1. New Ignite Magic scheduling tool.
2. Synch Law to provide legal support.
3. Ignite Public together with Kista Science City to capture innovative startup solutions in public procurement processes.
4. First activity outside Sweden Hannover Messe.

THINGS @Elmia Subcontractor
Pop-up Expo 15th Nov: one day mini expo dedicated to startups with new solutions and expertise in IoT.

Elmia Subcontractor is northern Europe’s leading trade show for industrial purchasing and product development. THINGS was in place as part of the SMSE alliance in Jönköping together with Techsource Europe, H&D Wireless, Gimic, Ekkono Solutions, Lumenradio and Attentec.

Ignite Sweden were also in place hosting a customized matchmaking targeting subcontractors!
Welcome Infrasonik to the THINGS house! Infrasonik discover and realize new opportunities through infrasound innovation. The potential of the Infrasound technology is extensive. We use it to create heat, to cool, and to dry. It's an energy efficient method to accelerate processes and achieve impressive results.

Lightflex Technology has collaborated with Scania to develop the C-Me vest using their active light technology which has been recognised with a prestigious innovation award nomination from International CES 2019!


SurfCleaner is a cleantech company with a technological solution that vacuum cleans our seas. You can read an interesting article on the company and their entrepreneurial journey here!

MIND Music Labs secures investment from Almi Invest! Read how Mind Music Labs operating system will make musical instruments smarter and how their disruptive technology will change the music industry.

Epishine received a multi-million investment allowing the company to start production of organic solar cells!

Mavenoid automates repetitive troubleshooting and technical support, secures $1.9 million in a funding round! They are also currently hiring!

Flow Neuroscience was mentioned by Forbes on the impact of wearables for the future of health. Check it out!

Katarina Fégeant: THINGS Acting CEO

A message from Katarina, THINGS Acting CEO whilst Linda is on parental leave. Welcome onboard Katarina!

“I'm very happy to be part of the great team at THINGS! I am here to cover operationally for Linda whilst she is on parental leave and I hope to bring in some new ideas on how THINGS - with our offer and our community - can work even better together with both corporates and startups in order to add value for both parties.” +46 766 33 73 13.
ESA Business Incubator: Application deadline 25th Jan 2019

ESA BIC Sweden is the place for entrepreneurs from research centres, universities, space and non-space business seeking to realise their innovative ideas and transfer technologies from space to other areas of the economy.

Selected applicants will be accepted to one of the three Swedish ESA BIC Incubators for business development support, advice and effective workplaces for up to 24 months, where they will receive preferred access to experts, suppliers and investment capital, funding of 50.000 € for product development and IPR, Access to ESA IP for commercialisation, Technical support up to 80 hours through technical partners and access to the international ESA BIC´s community and international ESA events.

Go to for more information.
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THINGS Stockholm is a co-working space for startups, at the cutting edge of the digital transformation. Our vision is to transform innovation in small companies into large scale value creation through collaboration with corporates. We do this by nurturing and bringing together startups and corporates in order to catalyse the domestic and global development of innovative products and services within IoT, automation, 3D scanning & printing, robotics & energy. 

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