About Us

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.

The value of THINGS is the sum of energy, activity and skill among the people visiting and working in the house. Founded in 2015, our extended startup community consists of ca. 100 member and alumni companies + an additional 400+ Swedish relevant startups. What makes THINGS unique is that we don’t take any equity from our startup members, the unparalleled prototyping and testing capabilities on offer and the networking opportunities with leading Swedish industry corporates. We work simultaneously with large corporates formally as Main partners and Enterprise Circle partners but also welcome other curious corporates who recognize the speed of technological innovation and the importance of active collaboration in order to stay competitive in the digital transformation landscape.

You are welcome to visit us in our busy 100m2 lounge which is always filled with ad-hoc meetings and interesting discussions. Contact us if you are interested in startup membership, explore corporate partnership, if you would like to run an event or just curious and want to strike up a conversation. Follow THINGS and subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay up to date with all our latest updates and activities!

85: 51 members & 34 alumni THINGS companies.

  • 32% Industrial techs
  • 21% Software&ICT
  • 16% Life science
  • 16% Environment & Energy
  • 14% Entertainment

26: Number of countries our community represent.

78/ 85: Number of startups are still active.

ca. 500: Number of relevant Swedish startups in our extended community.

191,566,000 SEK: Total revenue of members + alumni.

98: Number of events per year.

31,200: Number of freshly brewed coffee cups served!

Wall of Fame
THINGS Wall of Fame is presented each year to an exceptional and inspirational role model within the startup community in Sweden: someone who has built a successful business empire based on pioneering innovative hardware technology.

READ our fireside chat with Stina, Nicolas and John where they discuss their respective entrepreneurial journeys, learnings and future trends.

MAIN PARTNERS
Part of THINGS advisory board, our main partners providing expertise, industry insight, guidance, promotion and financial support.

 

IGNITE SWEDEN
THINGS is Program Coordinator of the national initiative Ignite Sweden. The program is co-funded by Vinnova and backed also by Sting, LEAD, MINC, UMINOVA and SISP. Ignite Sweden helps Swedish startups to find their first large customers and the overall aim for the project is to increase the pace of innovation and economic growth by establishing tighter bonds between Sweden’s vibrant startup scene and the country’s thriving established companies.

Sting
THINGS is an independent company working in close collaboration with the Stockholm based startup accelerator and incubator Sting, the Stockholm based startup accelerator and incubator. Sting is also a co-founder of SUP46, the successful co-working space for digital startups in Stockholm and H2 health hub, the co-working space for health tech startups. Sting helps ambitious entrepreneurs turn their business ideas into successful international companies. Sting evaluates some 250 business ideas per year within ICT, Internet/media, Smart Energy and Life Science, and accepts 10% of them into two programs: Sting Incubate and Sting Accelerate. The support includes coaching in business development, financing, recruiting and marketing.

THINGS AFFILIATIONS
Close working relationships with the following affiliate partners:

  • Member of SISP (Swedish Incubators and Science Parks) due to our role as Project Coordinator of Ignite Sweden.
  • Partner to the Swedish IoT Alliance SMSE.
  • Associated partner of Urban ICT Arena.
 

NETWORK PARTNERS
THINGS network partners are peers with knowledge sharing, operational and communication synergies.

 

Contact us!

Magnus Melander

Magnus Melander

Evangelist & Co-founder

+46 (0) 70 230 72 51
magnus@thingstockholm.com

CORPORATE PARTNER ENQUIRIES

Katarina Fégeant

Katarina Fégeant

Acting CEO

+46 (0) 76 633 73 13
katarina@thingstockholm.com

STARTUP MEMBER ENQUIRIES

Linda Krondahl

Linda Krondahl

CEO & Co-founder (parental leave)

+46 (0) 70 794 92 80
linda@thingstockholm.com

Sze Jigstedt

Sze Jigstedt

Head of Marketing

+46 (0) 72 996 28 00
sze@thingstockholm.com

Asta Unikauskaite

Asta Unikauskaite

Events Co-ordinator

+46 (0) 76 101 67 90
asta@thingstockholm.com

Anna Åhlberg

Anna Åhlberg

Service Manager

+46 (0) 72 569 23 59
anna@thingstockholm.com

Björn Lindblom

Björn Lindblom

Enterprise Circle Co-pilot

+46 (0) 708 74 41 10
bjorn@thingstockholm.com

Stina Lantz

Stina Lantz

Ignite Sweden Program Lead

+46 (0) 73 532 38 80
stina@ignitesweden.org