Sting’s partners & network

Here below you find the businesses and organizations that are partners to Sting.

Main Partners

Stockholm County Council

The County Council is responsible for all publicly-financed healthcare and public transport in Stockholm County. The County Council is also responsible for other overall issues within the county, such as regional planning and cultural subsidies. Stockholm – Sweden's leading region.


The Royal Institute of Technology, also known as KTH, is Sweden's largest technical university. Since STING started in Kista, the cooperation with KTH been very central and comprehensive. STING is an integral part of the KTH innovation system, and since 2005 we operate an incubator at the KTH campus Valhallavagen in Stockholm. The business was taken over by KTH Starthus.


Vinnova promotes sustainable growth by funding needs-driven research and stimulating collaborations between companies, universities, research institutes and the public sector. Vinnova manages programs for strengthening Sweden’s innovativeness. The programs have different focus and cover several areas of society and industries. Some of them involve funding of research, others involve companies applying for funds for their development projects.

Service Partners

Gistvall Holm

Gistvall Holm is a design company focusing on startups and entrepreneurial & owner-led companies.


Carthiel is a boutique business law firm based in Stockholm, Sweden, which provides specialist legal advice with focus on mergers & acquisitions and financing. We have extensive experience in Swedish and international business law matters and we are accustomed to deal with complex issues. Our ambition is to achieve high-quality results as quickly and efficiently as possible.


AWA focus on creating business opportunities for its customers and intellectual property rights are a great way to do this - if done correctly. As a strategic tool, intellectual property rights may be used to reach your desired market. Founded in 1897 we have 120 years of experience that our customers benefit from. We have three basic values: courage, openness and passion. We dare to be different and our openness to new perspectives ensures that brilliant ideas don´t pass us by. We can help you with everything within IP, but also with what is especially important for you as a startup: designing an IP strategy that both points out the direction forward but which may also be used as communication material towards investors when finding funding.


Swedbank is a Swedish bank with both private, corporate and institutional clients. In collaboration with Sting, the bank offers Sting companies a "Better Business package" free-of-charge for one year The Better Business Swedbank has gathered its best and most useful services for people who run businesses.


Brann is a full-service agency in intellectual property rights and commercial law. Agency consultants offer Sting companies two hours free consultation in intellectual property, and provides subsidized prices for novelty search, patent and trademark applications and IP workshops.


Delphi is one of Sweden's leading business law firms. It offers STING entrepreneurs (both incubator and alumni companies) free consultation of up to two hours, general discount of 20% on hourly rates (alumni companies offered 10% ), access to Delphi's comprehensive seminars free of charge and are offered a fixed price for most types of contracts needed for a company in its initial stage.


PwC is the market leader in the auditing and consulting. Exclusive to all STING companies is that PwC offers free advice (worth 5000 SEK) and their business package at no charge during the first year of a user (worth 3600 SEK).

Other partnerships