How Kista Science City became one of the world’s leading ICT clusters.

Kista Science City is an innovation cluster where industry, academia and the public sector in 1986 got together and formed the Electrum Foundation. The aim was to make the region a world-leading center for electronics research. In the 1990s it became obvious that excellence in the region were in radio and telecommunications, these days known as ICT. 

Today the Electrum Foundation is a living example of collaboration between the public sector, the business community and academia in a so called triple helix structure. This model of cooperation, often referred to as the Kista model, has been in operation for 30 years and plays a crucial role in Kista Science City’s identity and traditions. The close collaboration between academia, research and business is the key that will continue to develop Kista as one of the world´s leading ICT-regions.

The Electrum Foundation has two non for profit subsidiaries: Kista Science City AB (KSCAB), the operative entity of Kista Science City, and Stockholm Innovation & Growth AB (STING), a business incubator that offers startups a faster path from idea to global company.

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Kista Science City AB

Since 1999 Kista Science City AB (KSCAB) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Electrum Foundation and an operative, non-profit organization with the mission to promote and develop the Kista Science City region. KSCAB strive for making Kista Science City a place Read more

Stockholm Innovation & Growth AB

Since 2002 Stockholm Innovation & Growth AB (STING) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Electrum Foundation. It is a business incubator that enables talented people to turn their ideas into sustainable businesses. STING offers qualified coaching in business development, a Read more

The Electrum Foundation

The Electrum Foundation is active in issues concerning higher ICT education, global growth and innovation. It develops dynamic business environments, education and scientific environments at the forefront of international research and urban environments, with attractive and efficient infrastructures, jobs, Read more

Article written by Kista Science City