TOP STARS 2019 - innovaTion challenge fOr PhD STudents And ReSearchers
EIT Raw Materials Summer School - 3rd edition
Scientific and Technological Hub 'Fabio Ferrari', University of Trento
Applications for TOP STARS 2019 Summer School (third edition, 8-17 July 2019) are now open. Potential candidates are to fill in and submit the online application form and to provide the relevant documentation.
The Summer School will introduce students to entrepreneurial thinking and behaviour, business and innovation processes, high-tech ventures marketing, and business model generation techniques. The various challenges in the EIT Raw Materials found e.g. in primary resources, substitution and recycling, will be dealt with.
Intended learning outcomes
TOP STARS is an opportunity for Ph.D. students, young researchers and Master students in the last years of their course of study to grasp a clear understanding of how to turn their research into a potential business chance. So the bottom line is to orient research towards market and social needs.
Multi-disciplinarity will be emphasised and students will participate with stakeholders (companies and start-ups) to consider the sustainability and relevance of their ideas. Throughout the Summer School, students will work in teams of five to seven to craft and develop the solutions they have identified, to address the technical problems presented to them, into project-ideas.
The whole initiative is valued 10 ECTS.
The school is free of charge for the selected students. Moreover, a grant covering travel expenses (up to EUR 300) and accommodation (managed and paid by the School), will be available for all selected students that meet the reimbursement criteria of the EU H2020 programme.
5 March 2019: call for applications opens
30 April 2019: deadline for application submission
11 May 2019: confirmation to selected participants
18 May 2019: confirmation of participation by selected students
For further information contact Dr Vanessa Maria Caleca by email.