About PhD School

The mission of KIC InnoEnergy PhD School is to foster an innovative and entrepreneurial culture in its graduates that enhances their market value when they become employed. The programme is designed for doctoral candidates who have and seek technical excellence, nurturing their drive for innovation, business creation and entrepreneurship (I&BE). Its principle goals are to encourage a mind set for innovation and entrepreneurship in a European academic environment, and to build a European network that links research and education in sustainable energy with both the technical needs of the industry and with society at large.

KIC InnoEnergy PhD School focuses on three transitions within the energy sector: i) from the idea to the product, ii) from the lab to the market and iii) from the doctoral candidate to the entrepreneur. Those acting within the School’s EIT educational programme are doctoral candidates who are in the process of studying, the university that supports their studies, teachers working within the programme and future employers of graduates (KIC InnoEnergy’s industrial partners).

Our Goal

To train the future elite of energy professionals, by:

  • nurturing entrepreneurial talents that match energy market requirements
  • providing a competitive advantage by boosting technical know how with business

Our Method

By integrating the interests and assets of individual companies, research centres and higher education institutions (HEI) across Europe, we have developed a PhD programme that:

  • Supplements education with further skills in innovation, business creation and entrepreneurship (I&BE).
  • Fosters excellence through specific energy technology courses.
  • Supports networking between students, professors and industry representatives.

Our PhD programme is designed to meet the needs of:

  • Doctoral candidates
  • Our academic and industrial partners
  • Future employers
  • Future customers of new businesses
  • Doctoral candidates are equipped with an entreprenerial understanding of the energy area.
  • The candidates individual talents are promoted. This gives them a real chance to find themselves at an international bussiness market which will  benefit both themselves  and KIC InnoEnergy partners from academia or industry.
  • The business excellence of our doctoral candidates will benefit  their future employers.
  • The candidates will bring new companies and products to the European market.

Advantages:

KIC InnoEnergy PhD School has the following advantages:

  • Doctoral candidates are equipped with an entreprenerial understanding of the energy area.
  • The candidates individual talents are promoted. This gives them a real chance to find themselves at an international bussiness market which will  benefit both themselves  and KIC InnoEnergy partners from academia or industry.
  • The business excellence of our doctoral candidates will benefit  their future employers.
  • The candidates will bring new companies and products to the European market.