Karolinska Institutet Science Park offers start-up companies an opportunity to rent space in premises adapted to their needs, with all the support they might require to build their businesses. It also contains a business incubator with experienced coaches. Adjacent to this is the CTMH, a cross-border venture established through the joint agency of the medical university Karolinska Institutet, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Stockholm County Council (SLL) in order to develop scientific innovations and put them to practical, clinical use.
“If scientific discoveries are to benefit mankind, we have to build new companies and collaborate closely with the business community,” says Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, president of Karolinska Institutet. ”Its proximity to Karolinska University Hospital and higher education in different disciplines makes Flemingsberg an ideal site for our new science park.”
For several years, Karolinska Institutet has been working actively to improve the conditions for the further development of medical research. Karolinska Institutet’s innovation system is considered one of the best in the world and has so far generated some forty new start-ups. Taking advantage of high-class academic research and adding industrial experience and capital makes it possible to seize and develop promising new ideas. Now with the immediate presence of the new CTMH, the influx of new ideas can increase.
“The intersection of technology and medicine is an area that we have a great deal of faith in for the future,” says Peter Gudmundsson, the new president of KTH. ”The CTMH project will make it easier for new techniques to be used in medical application.”
The new premises are situated at Nobels Allé 10. The Novum Research Park, based in Flemingsberg, has since been incorporated into the Karolinska Institutet Science Park, which has been built up with the support of the SLL and Huddinge and Botkyrka municipalities.
For further information, contact:
Bertil Gonzalez Guve, director CTMH
Tel: +46 (0)70-764 97 35
Märit Johansson, CO Karolinska Institutet Science Park,
Tel: +46 (0)708-72 35 32