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“Learning happens in the course of the experiment itself”

Esther Duflo, The economist as a plumber, 2017

Testbeds for increased innovation in the construction and real estate sector

The platform of testbeds are designed with flexibility and adaptability in mind. It is designed so as to be able to incorporate almost any product or service imaginable, and together with other solutions make one integrated real-life trial system.

KTH Live-In Lab Datapool

The datapool is our portal to data from testbeds and research results. It is open for students, teachers, researchers and industry partners.

Katarina Bäcklund
Katarina Bäcklund posting her dissertation Human-Centric Operations of Smarter Higher Educational Buildings in Sweden.

New thesis on human-centered digital transformation in buildings

Katarina Bäcklund's research indicates that smart buildings are not yet smart enough, and that not all data is smart data. There is still much to be done before the digital transformation can be fully...

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Stefan Ränk accepts KTH's award for industrial collaboration 2023.
Stefan Ränk accepts KTH's award for industrial collaboration 2023. Photo: Studio Slakthuset

Stefan Ränk awarded KTH's Award for Industrial Collaboration

On Friday the 12th of April, Stefan Ränk, the CEO of Einar Mattsson, received KTH's Award for Industrial Collaboration. This took place in grand fashion during KTH's inauguration of new professors at ...

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Image from Unsplash.

Open position: Doctoral student in Digitalisation and RE business models

PhD project in Real Estate Construction and Management, focusing on how applications of innovative digital solutions in Real Estate generate value from a corporate and societal perspective.

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The LIL Chronicle

How do we win the game – by complex rules or by enjoying it?

The more technically complex buildings become, the more new forms of collaboration and trust are needed to dare to invest money and time. The rules need to be flexible enough to enable freedom of movement and enjoyment.

Live-In Lab Introduction

Hear Jonas Anund Vogel, director of KTH Live In-Lab, discuss the work, mission and vision of the centre.

Virtual tour of testbed 3.0

Explore the latest version of Testbed KTH.

Some current projects at KTH Live-In Lab

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Buildings Post Corona

A collaborative project between Chalmers, KTH, Lund University and Umeå University. The project aims to support the construction sector in designing and maintaining sustainable buildings with a healthy and good indoor environment.

Plan view


The project focuses on new solutions for the sustainable student housing of the future. The vision is to develop a collective living (co living) that is at the forefront in terms of social, economic and ecological sustainability.

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Turnkey solutions with PV and energy storage

Solar cells combined with energy storage systems (ESS) are a promising alternative for reducing emissions in urban environments.


Funders and centre partners

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