STING stands for Stockholm Innovation & Growth and is basically an ecosystem for innovative startups in Stockholm. They have contributed with development suport to over 100 startups since 2002. STING evaluates between 150-200 projects and companies and then starts a thinning process which ends with 20 projects getting business development support. STING is an integrated part of KTH’s innovation system, and is since 2005 operated by an incubator on the KTH campus. STING is a non-profit company owned by the Electrum foundation with partners (see attached link below)
KTH Opportunities Fund was started in 2013 as an extra support so students of KTH could develop in areas like teambuilding, innovation and creativity. The fund is financed by donation from KTH alumni, and provide grants based on three focus areas; enrichment of the study-time, investing in talented scientists and an increase of the global exchange. All students of KTH are competent to the grants.
KTH recently started a collaboration with the american site founder.org. Founder.org is working to inspire and to help students across the world to start innovative companies. The challenge $100 K Competition is held annually together with the parent-universities. The ten finalists are awarded $100 000 and a spot at iFOUNDER.org university, wich is a 12 months long training-program where they are tough how to succeed as a startup, both short and long-term.