Together with our ever-growing B2B and industry focused community, THINGS celebrated our 4 year anniversary and collaborative efforts to realise THINGS vision:
”Transform innovation in small companies into large-scale value creation through collaboration with corporates.”
A not to be missed annual invite-only event, the 4 year anniversary was, as always, an inspiring networking evening with innovative exhibitors, excellent company, great food and drink! Thank you to our extended community for your energy and continued support, we are looking forward to meeting the challenges and opportunities in 2019!
Acting THINGS CEO Katarina Fégeant kicked off proceedings by summarizing a successful year:
-building and nurturing our tech startup community
-developing ever closer relationships with industry corporates
-hosting a packed events calendar with ca. 100 events in 2018
Located on the KTH campus, our lounge and co-working space was transformed to an exhibition space with some of the sharpest startup enterprises showcasing their disruptive technologies and solutions.
STARTUPS & ENTERPRISES: EXHIBITORS
CE Check, Digital Nordix, Ekkono, Epishine, Greenlytics, H&D Wireless, Imagimob, Ingrid Cloud, Labtrino, Linkura, Mavenoid, Minnemera, Playitfair, Refind Technologies, ReVibe Energy, Scanbro, Tortalk and Waysure.
COPORATES: THINGS ENTERPRISE CIRCLE (TEC)
Co-founder Magnus Melander presented TEC: a programme designed for corporates navigating the digital transformation with an interest to learn and facilitate collaboration between corporates and startups.
With ever increasing interest and demand, almost 40 corporates have signed up already. The programme provides access to a fully tailored à la carte of services, drawing on THINGS considerable expertise and network to support each stage of the digital transformation process.
ABB, Acal bfi, Acando, Akademiska Hus, Alfa Laval, Allgon, Assa Abloy, Bisnode, BSH, Coor, DSP group, FLIR, Gränges, Grundfos, Husqvarna group, Jämtkraft, Jönköping Energi, Loréal, NCC, Orange, Öresunds Kraft, Postnord, SAAB, Scania, SEB, Siemens, Stockholm Exergi, Storaenso, Tekniska Verken, Telia, Umeå Energi, Varberg Energi, Vattenfall and Verisure.
THINGS is founder and project coordinator of the national initiative Ignite Sweden: steered brilliantly by Stina Lantz, who summarized an incredible year of achievements with ca. 1,300 meetings resulting in an impressive 45+ real life collaborations matchmaking large corporates with Swedish startups since the projects inception in 2017.
2019 WALL OF FAME
Huge congratulations to Sven Lindström co-founder of Midsummer (https://midsummer.se), who is awarded THINGS 2019 Wall of Fame: presented each year to an exceptional individual who has built a successful business empire based on pioneering innovative hardware technology. Sven joins an illustrious group of previous recipients: Martin Gren (Axis Communications), John Elvesjö (Tobii) and Nicolas Hassbjer (HMS) and Stina Ehrensvärd (Yubico).
Sven and his co-founders have taken a well-proven production technology from the CD industry and in an innovative way applied it in a new growing industry. Fifteen years ago, they started an ambitious development project, both technically and financially challenging, and have managed to develop a world-unique thin film solar production equipment. The development took several years and meanwhile the market for solar production equipment collapsed. With a great amount of stubbornness and unwavering endurance, Sven and his team have finally succeeded and sold several machine lines and last year successfully listed the company on Nasdaq First North.
THINGS is the #1 B2B and industry focused innovation hub in Sweden, located on the KTH (The Royal Institute of Technology) campus. It is a 100 people capacity event space hosting a packed calendar of activities, housed within a 2,000m2 co-working space for startups, connected to an extended community of close corporate partners, including some of the most successful and innovative export companies in Sweden. Our common interest is a commitment to disruptive innovation and technologies, which are driving 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. Our current focus areas are Internet of Things, Automation, Robotics, 3D scanning/printing and Energy.
Katarina Fégeant, Acting CEO (startup member enquiries)
+46 (0) 76 633 73 13
Magnus Melander, Founder (corporate partner enquiries)
+46 (0) 70 230 72 51
Sze Jigstedt, Head of Marketing
+46 (0) 72 996 28 00
Asta Unikauskaite, Event Co-ordinator
+46 (0) 76 101 67 90
Anna Åhlberg, Service Manager
+46 (0) 72 569 23 59
Stina Lantz, Ignite Sweden Project Lead
+46 (0) 73 532 38 80