Webforum Europe AB was founded in 1997 by a research group at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden, as the result of several IT-research projects. The aim was to develop user-friendly IT tools for the planning and implementation of technical projects, and for publishing information on the Internet.
The company was started under the name MCIT AB at the Stockholm Technology Park (Teknikhöjden), an incubator for new businesses. Initially, company activities were focused on IT-applications for the engineering sector. The IT-concept soon proved to have a much wider use in several other areas, besides technical applications.