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EITM Doctoral - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, Other

EIT Manufacturing, France

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OtherMixed-mode1 - 2 yearMayEUR 2000 per yearEUR 2000 per year

About EITM Doctoral - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, Other - at EIT Manufacturing

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at the EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School allows Manufacturing PhD students to gain and develop the skills and capabilities needed to valorize their expertise and research into the market.

It is organized over two years and in two tracks:

  • Awareness & Orientation Track
  • Business Creation track

Awareness and Orientation track

The version of the I&E Program that is called “Awareness and orientation track” is meant for PhD students that haven’t yet the intention to start an entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial project in the short term, but want to learn what steps should be taken, in order to be able to use that knowledge in the future.

Business Creation track

The version of the I&E Program that is called the “Business Creation track” is meant for those PhD students that want to valorize knowledge, research findings, and related market insights, ready to become an entrepreneur or intrapreneurs.

Track structure

Each track consists of two one-year programs: In year 1 the participant starts with learning “How to develop a business idea”, and in year 2 the participant continues exploring “How to validate a business idea and how to prepare for a launch”. For more info about the program, you can download the brochures here.

You will be offered a toolbox and methodologies to be applied directly on a real business project that has been developed or is going to be developed along the program. You will be immersed into an international and vibrant community and you will travel to different locations across Europe for the onsite activities!

Program structure:

The I&E program activities go from April to December, with a welcome ceremony in March 2023. It is delivered in a blended mode: with online activities throughout the year and 3 onsite events:

    • Welcome Ceremony: 23-29 March 2023
    • Summer School: Summer 2023, dates under the definition
    • Winter School: 10 November – 1 December 2023

Online entrepreneurship sessions will be taught in a 2-hours format and can be preceded by some resources that have to be studied before (flipped classroom). Then, after ‘class’, your instructor will give you an action plan in which you apply the learning objectives on your entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial manufacturing project and reflecting how they could valorize in one way their research project in the future.

  • A Q&A session will be available for Awareness and Orientation track students
  • Mentoring sessions will be available, after the fulfillment of homework duties, for Business Creation track students.
  • Online innovation sessions are 2 days of hands-on courses in collaboration with universities, manufacturing, and social companies, and start-ups to give you the best knowledge within the sector.

For the full calendar (dates under update) please consult the dedicated brochure available here.

Learn more about EITM Doctoral - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, Other - at EIT Manufacturing

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Notes about fees for this course

  • General fee: 2000€ per year
  • Special fee for EITM partners: 1500€ per year
  • Special fee for RIS & women: 1000€ per year
  • Free for EITM Doctoral & Master School students

*Fee can be paid either by the applicant or by a sponsor*, such as applicant's university, company, etc.

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Entry requirements

PhD Studies

  • You are either a Ph.D. student, researcher, or professional in Manufacturing topics interested in developing business ideas about manufacturing
  • You are interested either in developing an entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial project built on manufacturing research and insights or to learn entrepreneurial skills through an open innovation approach
  • You have to attend the entire program to obtain the 30 ECTS and the final participation certificate.
  • If you attend only year 1, you will gain 15 ECTS and you will get a 1 year participation certificate
  • The program is in English and you must understand, read and write English in a proficient way.

Student reviews of EIT Manufacturing

Find out what students say about EIT Manufacturing


Pedro Pinho Senna - EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School PhD Student (2020)

I recommend the EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School as it helped me gain state-of-the-art knowledge. We had 3 modules that were more prone towards Business, Economics, and getting the Ph.D. ideas that would later turn out to be innovative startup ideas. I thoroughly enjoyed the program and recommend as it is totally worth it.

I am also glad to be part of the EIT Manufacturing alumni, a diverse community of 20000 students as it provides a vast network and knowledge sharing with other communities.


Diago Rocha - EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School Student

If you are a Ph.D. student, I encourage you to enroll with EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School. We need new researchers to develop new startups in the future and to bring manufacturing back to Europe.

During the program, we had a compilation of Scientists who were from Business, Marketing, Robotics, and Mechanical Engineering backgrounds. We all come from different backgrounds and every individual will have a different point of view and we work together to put these different pieces together to obtain a good product in the end.


Maja Trstenjak - EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School Student

I recommend the EIT Manufacturing Winter School as it helped me gain
state of art knowledge. I am also super happy to have won in one of the
case studies conducted on 'How to adapt products & business for the new age' where we collectively worked as a team and our efforts were recognized.

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