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About EIT Digital Doctoral School

Europe is facing great societal challenges and need to educate students with both excellent basic knowledge in their field but also with the capability to transform ideas into products and services, from the labs to the marketplace, from being students to becoming entrepreneurs.

EIT Digital is part of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT). The goal of EIT is to accelerate innovation in Europe and to drive sustainable growth and competitiveness.

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Added value of the EIT Digital Doctoral School

  • Creating awareness of the role of business in technology realization;
  • Offering students practical training and experience in a business context;
  • Providing students with the experience of starting up a new ventures or new business activities.

The goal of the EIT Digital Doctoral School is to develop the ICT Innovation concept where doctoral candidates are offered the opportunity to acquire a mindset for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E).

After graduation, these doctors will be commercially aware ICT leaders who understand current and future challenges, as well as the opportunities that these present to industry. To achieve this goal, the EIT Digital Doctoral School organizes I&E education that complements the ordinary doctoral studies of each candidate.

EIT Digital certification

On top of the doctoral degree, awarded by the host university, according to their local or national regulations, the EIT Digital will award a certificate. Doctoral candidates that fully comply with the requirements of the EIT Digital Doctoral School will receive the EIT Digital Doctoral School on ICT Innovation certificate.


About EIT Digital

EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation.

EIT Digital delivers breakthrough digital innovations to the market and breeds entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and improved quality of life in Europe. It does this by mobilising a pan-European ecosystem of over 156 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes.

As a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EIT Digital is focused on entrepreneurship and is at the forefront of integrating education, research and business by bringing together students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs. This is done in our pan-European network of co-location centres in Berlin, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Paris, Stockholm, Trento, as well as in Budapest and Madrid. We also have a hub in Silicon Valley.

EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies focusing on Europe’s strategic, societal challenges: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Infrastructure.

EIT Digital breeds T-shaped entrepreneurial digital talent focused on innovation through a blended Education Strategy that includes a Master School, Doctoral School and Professional School.

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