EITM Doctoral Winter School on Sustainable Manufacturing: DS-SustMan 2022
The EITM Doctoral Winter School on Sustainable Manufacturing (DS-SustMan 2022) offers a unique opportunity for developing innovation and entrepreneurship skills for the manufacturing world in an international setting. Participants are immersed during 2-weeks in a in stimulating learning by doing environment. International lecturers provides state-of-the-art knowledge in PSS research and challenge the participants to identify short- and long-term future consequences of plans and decisions for a more sustainable manufacturing . Leaders in companies and startups share their experience and best practices to give the industrial perspective of the current manufacturing trends and issues. An entrepreneurship expert guides you along with a “Creativity & Ideation Bootcamp” to develop innovative business ideas and test your creativity skills.
The EITM DS-SustMan Winter School is the opportunity for doctoral students and professionals alike to broaden their network with potential European partners and boost their abilities and competencies to become entrepreneurs able to empower the sustainable manufacturing of the future.
The programme assessment is based on evaluating the final pitch developed on the business-ideas results the participants will work on with the collaboration of mentors and will be presented by student/teams of students in front of a jury panel on the last day of the winter school.
During the two week-period on site at Grenoble INP premises, the winter school schedule alternates different learning experiences such as innovation & entrepreneurship activities, technical presentations on novel technologies in sustainable manufacturing, industrial business challenges, company and university labs visits and a social programme. The presented data will be available during the event for later use by the participant.
The main innovation topics touched on during the winter school are:
Product-Service Systems as sustainable business enablers
Production of electric batteries
Innovative solutions and technologies for tomorrow’s industry
Automation for production systems management
Technologies and organization for operations management
Technologies and usages in the design studio of the future
The Entrepreneurship programme delivers a “Creativity & Ideation Bootcamp” where the participants prototype a first solution, learn how to protect it through intellectual property rights approaches, design a related business model different from competition.
The EIT Manufacturing Winter School starts on 21st November with a first week dedicated to entrepreneurship education, company visits and networking, while the second week merges the entrepreneurship aspects with an advanced training about Product Service Systems.
Students will work in groups and by themselves under the supervision of different experts
At the end of the two weeks students will have to present the results of their work to a panel of experts, through a short pitch.
Applications are open to PhD candidates, researchers and students with relevant background in manufacturing and professionals from companies, people connected to product service system and sustainable manufacturing, i.e start-ups and company employees.
A applicant you need to prepare the following documents:
The EITM Doctoral Scientific and Industrial Committee will review the application materials through a competitive selection process based on entrepreneurship potential, scientific excellence, academic qualification of the applicants. A waiting list will be organized among the applicants, if needed.
Selected participants will be contacted by the EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School office to complete their enrolment through the payment of the participation fee. In case of withdrawal, candidates from the waiting list will be contacted in order to fill all available seats.
Main fee: 800€
Students and professionals from EITM partners: 700€
Students from the universities belonging to the EITM doctoral school, but not enrolled to the EITM Doctoral School: 500€
Professionals from SIC* members: 500€
Female students: 500€
Students from the RIS countries: 500€
Doctoral School students: free
Early Birds applying before 15th October 2022: 100€ of discount of the above fees
NOTE: The Winter School fee can also be paid by a sponsor, please read carefully the other requirement section for more information.
*Scientific and Industrial Committee members contributing to the Winter School program