HTC involves scientists from Chalmers, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, RISE IVF and RISE KIMAB.

The Swedish Energy Agency, Chalmers University of Technology and 18 member companies finance the research conducted by HTC.

Research groups

Chalmers University of Technology – host University

Chalmers University of Technology is a foundation-funded college based in Gothenburg and which pursues education and research at an internationally high level. Chalmers has sustainable development as its driving force and common thread throughout the University. Chalmers conducts research and takes on major, complex societal challenges by pooling expertise with other players in society.

The university is well-known for providing an effective environment for innovation and has 13 departments. It has a strong international character with close collaborations with universities all over the world. Situated in Gothenburg, Sweden, Chalmers has 10,300 full-time students and 3,100 employees.

Chalmers is home to national centres of excellence that coordinate research and practical applications by working across traditional institutional boundaries, with other universities and commerce. HTC is one of these centres of excellence. Research into HTC takes place in the Division of Energy and Materials at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and the Division for Materials Microstructure at the Department of Physics.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The Division of Surface and Corrosion Science at KTH participates in HTC.


Develops and improves total solutions within corrosion, materials and production technology.


RISE IVF develops and introduces new technology and new working methods across a range of industries with a focus on product, process and production development.

Governmental support



The Swedish Energy Agency works for a sustainable energy system, combining ecological sustainability, competitiveness and security of supply. Among many things, the Agency develops and disseminates knowledge about a more efficient energy use, finances research for new and renewable energy technologies and participates in international collaboration with the aim of attaining Swedish energy and climate objectives.

The Swedish Energy Agency is subordinate to the Ministry of Environment and Energy, and regulated by the Government through the instruction and annual appropriations directives. Parliament and the Government decide on the assignments and budget of the Agency.

Part of the Energy Agency’s assignment includes supporting research and innovation within the field of energy, and this involves e.g. the research conducted at HTC.

Member companies

The 18 member companies comprise both major international enterprises and small development companies. They include energy providers, boiler makers, producers of gas turbines, fuel cells and materials producers, entrepreneurs, consultants etc.

The generic, generally applicable research conducted at HTC forms a valuable part of the companies’ internal research and development efforts concerning the new problems they are constantly faced with in their product development and contacts with customers. This means HTC contributes to the greater global climate benefit and the development of Sweden’s industry.

The participating companies not only contribute funds but also in kind financing, e.g. materials or employee time.



member companies HTC