InnoEnergy is expanding its offer to PhD candidates to further strengthen the connections between industry and academia, and to create ever more opportunities for collaboration between labs and markets.
The InnoEnergy Innovative Doctorate is the perfect combination between our own ecosystem of startups and our access to the best research talent across Europe.
The programme offers co-funding opportunities for our startups to recruit PhD candidates who in return benefit from an entrepreneurial placement for 3-4 years, complimentary training, mentoring and networking opportunities.
Sara Ghaem Sigarchian, InnoEnergy PhD Graduate
"InnoEnergy gave me the confidence and courage to see myself as an entrepreneur"
Boost your business through research talent
The Innovation Doctorate programme helps InnoEnergy supported startups attract highly-competent energy researchers and therefore:
Remain at the forefront of innovation
Increase the value of your products and their competitiveness
Accelerate the commercialisation of your assets
The support offered by InnoEnergy includes employment co-funding (up to €20,000 per year) of an entrepreneurial PhD candidate working at one of our supported startups for a period of three to four years.
The expertise delivered by the PhD candidate will be complemented by continuous complimentary training, coaching and mentoring through our PhD School (programme worth €40,000 per candidate) Selected startups will also benefit from the wider InnoEnergy ecosystem including thematic leaders and IP managers.
How to apply
The Innovation Doctorate programme is open to all 'class A' InnoEnergy supported startups. The process is as follows:
Startups are nominated through their local InnoEnergy offices with the support from regional teams
InnoEnergy PhD School team reviews and selects the best projects
Selected startups are given one year to identify and recruit the right PhD candidate with the support of the InnoEnergy's PhD School team
Once the PhD candidate has been recruited, a contract is signed
As soon as the PhD candidate is on board, they can benefit from all the activities of the PhD School including complimentary training, international mobility, coaching, mentoring and networking opportunities. For more details, visit our offer for PhD candidates