About Us

THINGS is the #1 deep tech and innovation hub in Sweden focusing on industry, infrastructure, utilities and mobility. Some 100 members, 50/50 deep tech companies and established companies, from Tokyo to Silicon Valley and a range of carefully selected international partners enable THINGS to provide truly international services for its members including challenges, acceleration programs, co-pilots and match-making. THINGS also arrange open events including its eBazaar™, eXplore™ and Get-On-Top-Of™ series. 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, Mobility, Machine Learning/AI and Energy. We regularly host a packed calendar of events in our 100 people capacity event space.

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 and an additional 600+ 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!

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.

Watch Björn Jernström’s presentation as he is announced THINGS Wall of Fame 2021 on our Youtube Channel: Things Innovation Growhouse.

READ our fireside chat in 2019 with Stina, Martin and Nicolas where we discuss leadership, culture and challenges in Deep tech. And in 2018 we discussed entrepreneurial journeys, learnings and future trends with Stina, Nicolas and John, you can read about it here.

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


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.

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 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


Linda Krondahl

Linda Krondahl

CEO & Co-founder

+46 (0) 70 794 92 80

Rebecca Vall

Rebecca Vall

Event Manager