PhD Students Invited to Apply for “PhD BalticTeach” Doctoral Schools

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PhD Students Invited to Apply for “PhD BalticTeach” Doctoral Schools

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In the framework of the international project “PhD BalticTeach” Riga Technical University (RTU) Science and Innovation Centre invites doctoral students interested in research areas such as advanced materials, sustainability, circular economy and technology commercialization to apply for PhD Schools on Sustainable Materials. Through a dynamic blend of three immersive in-person modules and cutting-edge online learning materials, the programme empowers aspiring researchers with a systems-thinking approach and challenge-based learning, mastering the commercialization and scaling of research results for successful market entry.

The main objective of “PhD BalticTeach” is reshaping the future by transforming research results into market-ready solutions, training and assisting students with the commercialization and upscaling aspects of research development into successful business ideas in the field of sustainable materials. During the project, three PhD schools will be organized, each containing individual online learning courses, a three-day face-to-face PhD school, and follow-up activities, including an incubation programme.

Students have the opportunity to apply and participate in one or more three-day face-to-face PhD schools. Each of them will focus on different topics and take place at specific times from 2024 to 2025:

  • Summer PhD School “Market and the customer,” June 2024, Riga;
  • Autumn PhD School “The business case,” November 2024, Tallinn;
  • Winter PhD School “Investor readiness,” March 2025, Kaunas.

Participation in each of the schools will provide students not only with the possibility to earn 6 ECTS credits per education event but will also improve networking opportunities between academia and industry. Additionally, it will offer expert guidance, skill enhancement, and valuable experience on how to bring research results to the market and undertake the commercialization and upscaling. The participation fee is 200 EUR per school.

All aspiring researchers with an entrepreneurial spirit and those seeking opportunities to commercialize their research results can apply for PhD schools by March 4 by filling out this form.

The allocation of students per school is limited, and a selection committee will evaluate all the submitted applications. The announcement of selected students will follow after March 19. The online learning will open on April 1.

Learn more about the project and PhD schools here.

The project “PhD BalticTeach” is financed by EIT RawMaterials and implemented by Riga Technical University, Tallinn University of Technology, Kaunas University of Technology, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Technical University of Kosice, and Geological Survey of Slovenia.