Project duration: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2018


ADMADP develops the doctoral training in the existing Advanced Materials Doctoral Programme (ADMA-DP) to fulfill the quality criteria of the EIT-labelling in doctoral training. The ADMA-DP was initiated in 2013 at the University of Oulu to address the raw materials needs mostly in Finland since the mining activities had become very important in northern and eastern part of Finland and in the Nordic countries at large.

The solution (technology)

The research and education in the ADMA-DP include the whole raw materials cycle, taking into account sustainability aspects, i.e. economic, environmental, and social sustainability of products and production processes. In this project, the innovation and entrepreneurship mindset will be fostered to strengthen the ADMA-DP education and to benefit the stakeholders, i.e. society, universities, research centers and industry via skilled experts. ADMADP will add innovation and entrepreneurship training into the programme (development of courses and a study module) in order to meet the requirements for EIT-labelling.

The approach to developing students’ innovation skills comprises of:

  • Modules in product development and productisation, entrepreneurship and business;
  • International placements in industry and research organisations;
  • A programme of activities for students to build their own networks.