Call for Applications

Following the successful organization of the 1st and 2nd Pilot School in September 2020 and 2021, the call for applications for the 3rd Edition of the EnAct-SDGs Pilot school is now launched.

The EnAct-SDGs 3rd Pilot school is a three days hands-on online school on Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the Raw Materials industry, organised in the frame of the EnAct-SDGs project, a two-year EIT Regional Innovation Scheme-RIS Matchmaking and Networking project, funded by EIT RawMaterials.

The programme is driven by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and circular economy principles. Students will work with entrepreneurs and industry partners using design thinking and lean startup methodologies to tackle challenges in the Raw Materials industry and generate new business ideas.

Participants will acquire new skills, learn to use new tools, and develop a new mindset that will help build up their careers as innovation professionals.

The school combines lectures and mentoring from renowned experts in the field along with a hands-on approach where participants work autonomously in teams to understand the industrial challenge and prototype and validate business solutions.

The programme curriculum is provided by the University of Trento and Hub Innovation Trentino (Italy), TU Freiberg (Germany), and Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria), partners of the ENACT-SDGs project.

The 3rd edition of the EnAct-SDGs Pilot school is organized by the University of Trento and Hub Innovation Trentino (Italy), Mytilineos SA and National Technical University of Athens, School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering (Greece)


  • 8-10 December 2021, online
  • The school will be held in the English language
  • Three half days comprising various online activities (lectures, interactive workshops, team mentorship, teamwork, socializing events) along with offline individual/group work in the afternoon with access to mentors.
  • Participation in the School is free of charge for the selected students, but there are limited seats available.
  • Participation in lectures and teamwork is obligatory (70%), as well as preparation and presentation of a case study in a group of students.
  • A certificate will be provided to all successful participants


The school is addressed primarily to students that have completed the 4th semester of their studies or new graduates, coming from the three ESEE Universities that participate in the project

  • NTUA National Technical University of Athens, School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Greece
  • AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • TUKE Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia

Students from Raw Materials Universities from RIS* countries (and especially the ESEE region) are also welcome to apply.

Eligible countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.


Students applications will be evaluated by a selection committee based on the following criteria:

  • Curriculum Vitae (resume)
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Confirmed English language ability  – min. B2 certificate e, e.g. English Language Diploma (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate or equivalent)
  • Documentation of the average grades for the semesters of completed studies (in native language – unofficial translation might be requested if needed)
  • Additional activities (optional). This can be documented work in a student scientific club or other scientific organization, presented lectures at student scientific sessions, seminars and conferences published articles in scientific and popular science journals, etc.

Commission’s activities on gender equality in Horizon 2020 will fully comply with H2020 Programme Guidance on Gender Equality.

Application deadline: 1 December 2021