Summer School: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Materials Science
26 - 30 August 2019
Raw materials and materials science are critical in the transition towards green energy technologies, environmentally friendly manufacturing and securing sustainable growth for the future.
It’s therefore crucial to understand the challenges modern-day industry and consumers are facing for materials science to contribute to the transformation towards more sustainable processes and material choices. During this summer school, participants will be introduced to these challenges and will gain insight into what are the limiting factors for deploying these novel technologies into society.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
A strong theoretical knowledge is required to be able to address these challenges, however, that is not enough to make a real impact and create innovative solutions.
During this summer school participants will therefore work in multidisciplinary teams, combining knowledge and skills from multiple scientific disciplines, while developing their entrepreneurial skills. You will learn how to create your own innovative business project in materials science by developing a solution concept to some of the current challenges in the field of sustainable materials.
Registration Deadline: 18 August 2019 (Scholarships deadline: 23 June 2019)
The DIENT project aims to develop digitalized materials science courses, which include an entrepreneurial mindset. The courses are open for all students from European Union universities. These courses provide students with capabilities to transform their science skills to impactful business opportunities.