Stockholm has the most billion-dollar startups in Europe and was also rated as the world’s second-fastest growing market for VC investment in technology. It is definitely the start-up capital in Europe, and is home to extremely successful start-ups like SoundCloud and Spotify.

While interning at a start-up in Stockholm, students will also study at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the highest ranked institution for engineering and technology in Scandinavia.

“Singapore students NOC program in Stockholm create smart applications using Swedish pine as part of their entrepreneurship course at KTH.”

NOC Stockholm is a full year programme.

Click here for detailed programme curriculum.

NOC programme is financially neutral, whereby students should not incur additional costs due to their participation in the programme. During the programme, students will continue to pay for regular living expenses with their personal allowances, while they will be paid a monthly stipend to defray the additional expenses for living overseas. Students continue to pay regular tuition fee to NUS for the duration of the programme, while programme costs will be borne by NOC. Personal expenditures are expected to vary, as it depends on the individual preferences and lifestyle.

NUS Overseas Colleges will provide the following:

  • Tuition fees for approved entrepreneurship and discipline-based courses at the partner university
  • Consulting professor appointed to supervise student on internship
  • NUS student travel insurance
  • Return economy air ticket and cost of Visa application

Students need to pay:

  • ​Your regular tuition and other miscellaneous fees to NUS
  • Regular overseas living expenses
  • Additional expenses incurred for interest/recreational activities

Programme Mentors

Dr Anna Frostegård

"Dr. Frostegård is a globally educated, board-certified physician holding MD summa cum laude. She obtained her PhD in Experimental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Frostegård served as Assistant Professor at the Unit of Immunlogy and Chronic Disease at Karolinska Institutet. She has an active career in both science and business. She is a co-founder and currently the Chief Scientific and Medical Officer in Annexin Pharmaceuticals AB. The main lines of her translational research are immunology, chronic inflammation, vascular biology, Annexin A5, autoimmunity and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Frostegård has over 10 years of “first hand” experience in discoveries of biologic drug candidates and transition of academic inventions into the drug development process. Dr. Frostegård is experienced in pre-clinical biologic drug candidates development as well as in strategic work related to building intellectual property portfolios. She carries key responsibilities for international academic-industry collaborations and “soft money” financing. She is the co-inventor on several granted patents and pending applications related to the therapeutic use of Annexin A5, an endogenous protein with anti-inflammatory properties. She has co-founded 5 companies within EU. She is a board member in 4 life science companies. She consults academic researchers and investors on effective interactions between academic inventors and biotechnology industry. She analyses and advises on early/pre-clinical stage investments in biotechnology. Dr. Frostegård holds several awards for scientific communication. Anna had been living, studying and working in different cultures and environments including USA, Austria, Sweden, Russia and Czech Republic."

Han-Suck Song

Han-Suck Song received his master’s degree in Real Estate Economics in 1994 and defended his PhD in 2009, both at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He has also studied business administration, economics and statistics at the Stockholm University. Between 1994 and 1999, Han-Suck worked at a company (as a founding partner) that offered management and business intelligence consultancy services. In 2000 he co-founded an e-commerce company. Since 2002, Han-Suck has joined KTH and the academic world, focusing on research, teaching and collaboration with the industry. His entrepreneurial interest is reflected in these activities as well as engagements outside KTH.

Associate Professor Prof Björn Berggren

Björn Berggren received his master’s degree in Business Studies in 1997 and successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis in 2002 at Uppsala University. Since then he has taught entrepreneurship and business development at the leading Swedish universities, and since 2004 he is employed at The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Together with other founding members Björn Berggren has founded a number of ventures over the years including AUK Protection and DePalma Workwear. His major research focus is entrepreneurial finance and local and regional development. Besides teaching and research, Björn has also worked as a consultant in organisational development both in Sweden and internationally.

Associate Professor Anna Carlmark Malkoch

Fiber and Polymer Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Associate Professor Anna Carlmark Malkoch has a doctorate in polymer technology from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden in 2004. Today she is an Assistant Professor with the Fiber and Polymer Technology Department at KTH since 2007. Between 2004 and 2007, she was a scientist with GE Healthcare, Gyros and SweTree Technologies in Uppsala, Sweden.

Dr Bengt Källbäck

Technology and Health, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Dr Bengt Källbäck received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in 1974. Between 1974 and 1983, Dr Källbäck was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Solid State Electronics at KTH. His areas of research were solid state microwave devices, fiber optics and solar cells. Between 1983 and 2001, he served in a number of positions within Ericsson , which included Ericsson's representative in the International Council for Open and Distance Education for the period 1998 to 2001.

Associate Professor Vladimir Vlassov

Computer Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Dr Vladimir Vlassov received his Ph.D. in 1984 from the Department of Computer Engineering, Electrotechnical University of St.Petersburg, Russia, where he was an assistant professor and an associate professor during 1985-1993. In 1993, he joined the Department of Electronic, Computer and Software Systems (ECS), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm , Sweden , where he is currently an associate professor in computer systems. In 1995 and 1996, Dr Vlassov received research grants from the Wenner-Gren Center Foundation for Scientific Research, Sweden . In 1998, he worked as a visiting scientist at Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge , MA , USA .

Professor Hans von Holst

Neuronic Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Karolinska Institute
Dr Hans von Holst received his PhD from Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) in 1985 and became a resident in neurosurgery at the Karolinska University Hospital in 1977. He was promoted to senior consultant in 1982 with surgical interest and expertise in vascular, tumour and trauma diseases. He is also a professor in neuronic engineering at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, KTH since 1995, and since 2003, at Karolinska Institutet.

Professor Anders Hult

Fiber and Polymer Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Dr Anders Hult received his master's degree in Chemical Engineering in 1978 and his PhD in Polymer Technology in 1982 from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, KTH . He joined the Department of Polymer Technology at KTH as research associate (1984-1986) and associate professor (1986). Shortly after in 1988, he attained full professor status. Between 1999 and 2004, Dr Hult served as Dean of the School of Chemistry , Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at KTH. Dr Hult has also been active in various professional and research boards and institutions and is currently the chairman of the Coating Science and Technology Centre in Stockholm . He has published over 200 papers and has successfully filed 9 patents.

Magnus Rehn

Mr Magnus Rehn has an impressive track record of industry accomplishments both in Sweden and internationally over a period of 30 years. He has extensive experience not only across different fields of the industry but also in various roles and capacities within a number of companies. He was involved in sales and marketing as well as business development and has done business in Europe, North America and Asia in particular China, India and Japan. He has held key leadership positions as CEO and president in several companies. He has managed, led, grew, internationalized, restructured and rebuilt companies

Mr Per Palmér CEO, Comaea International

Mr Per Palmér lives his dream as an entrepreneur, making his first bucks at the age of 6 and has been self-employed his whole life. He is a serial entrepreneur and a self-taught developer who has built 3 successful IT companies. Mr Palmér holds a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University, Sweden. A specialist in strategic HR and competence management, he has gathered more than 20 years of consulting experience in the field.

Dr Lars Öjefors

Dr Lars Öjefors retired from his position as president of Industrifonden (Swedish Industrial Development Fund) in early 2005. Industrifonden, a major player on the Swedish venture capital market, was established by the Swedish government in 1979 to help Swedish companies grow. Prior to Industrifonden, Dr Öjefors held key leadership positions at Axel Johnson AB and NYDO Co with interests in the energy and environment sectors.

Student Testimonials

My one year spent in Stockholm as part of NCST23 was nothing short of amazing! From working at Vironova AB where my colleagues were 80% PHD holders, to attending and volunteering at various startup events across the region with my batchmates, it is safe to say this is an experience that would be hard to find anywhere else! Of course, there is also the occasional travelling and road trips but they all served to open our eyes to the many business concepts and views that exist in Europe. The most valuable takeaways however, would be the various business advices by my boss and mentor Göran and also my NCST batch mates turned friends, many of whom I still keep in touch with today, be it to bounce ideas around like we do in Stockholm or just to support each other in whatever ventures we choose to undertake.

Ethan Eng Qing Hua

NOC Stockholm alumnus (Aug 2016), Founder of Kombynation Co., a kombucha nanobrewery bringing healthy, functional fermented drinks to the masses, Faculty of Science

As part of NCST program, I had the opportunity to work as a Data Analyst Intern in Yubico in Year 2016. My NOC internship was a great learning experience and I am glad to have the opportunity to continue with Yubico after graduation. I have since started my own consultancy to help Yubico build our presence in the Asia Pacific Region.

Tio Yee Jen

NOC Stockholm alumnus (Jan 2016), Faculty of School of Computing