Podcasts from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Interviews on research and innovations from KTH, sometimes with KTH:s partners. Podcasts are produced by the Communications Department at KTH.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH.
Education and research spans from natural sciences to all branches of engineering and includes Architecture, Industrial Management and Urban Planning.
Several national research centres are hosted by KTH. KTH is also a major partner in two out of three European Knowledge and Innovation Communities formed by the prestigious EU organization EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology); InnoEnergy within the field sustainable energy and EIT ICT Labs within information and communication research. Five strategic multidisciplinary research platforms have been formed to further enhance KTH’s attraction as a major strategic research partner.
KTH is an international university with many international researchers and students, especially at Master’s level. Extensive international research and educational exchange programmes allow for exchange with universities and colleges in Europe, the U.S. and Australia, but also increasingly in Asia. KTH is a partner in several international university networks such as CLUSTER and T.I.M.E.
KTH was founded in 1827 and the main campus is located in attractive, and now listed, buildings in central Stockholm since 1917. In addition, KTH and Stockholm University jointly offer study programmes and carry out research in biotechnology and physics at nearby AlbaNova University Center. The School of Information and Communication Technology is located on the Kista campus, in the northern part of Stockholm, and there are additional campuses located in Haninge, Flemingsberg and Södertälje in the southern metropolitan area.
25 Playitfair - A Game For Recruitment: Britta Nordin Forsberg
Playitfair – a game for recruitment
Playitfair is a digital game for computers and cell phones intended to work as a tool for recruitment and competence development for companies and organisations. The game serves as a complement during the entire employee life cycle in an organisation – from when the employee is being recruited until he or she decides to move on to another job.
Last year a prototype was developed. This year a commercial version of the game will be launched.
In this episode of KTH Tech Talks we meet Britta Nordin Forsberg, talking about the game Playitfair.
24 A brighter program for innovation: Donnie Lygonis and Lisa Ericsson
A brighter program for innovation
The KTH Innovation Brighter program is a startup program for business development. It is aimed at early stage startups that have a potential of reaching a global market. The program is run by KTH Innovation – a department at KTH Royal Institute of Technology that runs a pre-incubator.
The Brighter program is four months long and the participants get to spend one week in of Silicon Valley.
In this episode of KTH Tech Talks we meet Lisa Ericsson, Head of KTH Innovation, and Donnie Lygonis, Business Development Coach at KTH Innovation. At the time for the interview they´ve just got back from the USA where they – besides the week in Silicon Valley – also visited universities in Boston and New York, investigating the conditions for expanding the program for coming years.
For more information on KTH Innovation, please visit https://www.kth.se/en/innovation
For more information on KTH, please visit https://www.kth.se
KTH:s Akademiska Kapell: Sagan Om Ringen
Högtidsstund med KTH:s Akademiska Kapell
Fredagen den 17 november 2017 gör KTH:s Akademiska Kapell ett av sina mest bejublade framträdanden under året: doktorspromotionen och professorsinstallationen i Konserthuset. ”Det kommer att bli en eftermiddag utöver det vanliga”, säger dirigenten Gunnar Julin.
Gunnar Julin är director musices på KTH sedan 2002. Det var också då KTH:s Akademiska Kapell startades.
Lyssna på en inspelning med KTH:s Akademiska Kapell där de framför ingångsmusiken som spelas vid promotions- och installationshögtiden: Sagan om Ringen.
Ljudinspelning: Rasmus Lindgren
Foto: Håkan Lindgren
23 Smart and Sustainable Cities: Mimmi Magnusson, Olga Kordas and Emina Pasic
A twelve-year program on smart and sustainable cities
Viable Cities is a strategic innovation program on smart and sustainable cities, coordinated by KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The program has received funding of nearly a billion Swedish crowns – roughly 100 million Euros over a 12 year period – from the Swedish Energy Agency, Energimyndigheten, the innovation agency Vinnova and the research council Formas.
In this episode of KTH Tech Talks we meet Olga Kordas – who is the head of the program – talking to Emina Pasic, Mimmi Magnusson from the Swedish Energy Agency about the program Viable Cities.
In the photo: Mimmi Magnusson (the Swedish Energy Agency), Olga Kordas (KTH) and Emina Pasic (the Swedish Energy Agency).
Photo: Marc Femenia
Gener och proteiners betydelse för cancerforskning: Mathias Uhlén
Gener och proteiner som är involverade de vanligaste cancrarna
En forskargrupp på Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab, i Stockholm – flera av dem från KTH – har gjort en kartläggning av de gener och proteiner som är involverade i de sjutton vanligaste cancerformerna.
Den här kartläggningen, Pathology Atlas, är en fortsättning på den kartläggning av människans samtliga proteiner, Human Proteome Atlas, som forskargruppen presenterade för några år sedan.
I en artikel i Science, publicerad i mitten av augusti, beskriver forskarna vilka gener som är påslagna i olika cancertyper.
Vad de har upptäckt är att i princip varje cancer är annorlunda jämfört med andra cancrar. Detta i sin tur påverkar patienters möjligheter att överleva en cancersjukdom.
Resultaten väntas få stor betydelse för såväl diagnostisering som för behandling av cancer.
Mathias Uhlén, professor på KTH, leder forskargruppen på SciLifeLab.
22 Manomotion – a new software for virtual and augmented reality: Sharouz Yousefi and Haibo Li
ManoMotion – a new software for virtual and augmented reality
Imagine you could interact with various kinds of content in any virtual or augmented environment with real-life intuitiveness. Pick and grab objects, push buttons and other gesture-based interaction that we do in the physical space. Without any wearable sensro, glove or any extra hardware, besides your smartphone.
Well this is possible now, thanks to a software from the startup company ManoMotion. This technology was developed during six years of research at KTH, done by Sharouz Yousefi together with professor Haibo Li.
In this episode of KTH Tech Talks we meet Sharouz and Haibo talking about this new technology, the research behind it and the company, ManoMotion, they started in 2015.
For more information on KTH, please visit www.kth.se