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Whatever stage you are at with your business idea, you can find a program that suits you. SSE Business Lab's three programs provide support from inspiration to internationalization. Next deadline for applications: Sunday, September 11, 2022.

Ideate is open to current students enrolled at SSE or the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The Activate and Incubate programs are open to startup teams where at least one member has an association with SSE – be they current or former students or SSE staff.


The Ideate program gathers students with a passion to address global challenges through entrepreneurship. You apply as an individual, and during the program you will be brought together with people as driven and entrepreneurially oriented as you are. Together you will be inspired to create new ideas, and ultimately to form a team with a business idea.

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Once you have a team and a business idea that helps solve a global challenge, you can apply for Activate.

During an intense 8-week acceleration period, your team will get hands-on support while you test and validate your business idea. 

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Once you have a prototype with initial traction (pilot data or a first customer) and a diverse team, you can apply for Incubate.

During 6-18 months, your team will get access to resources and support while you validate and scale your business idea.

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