IoT Platforms for Industry 4.0 // EIT Digital

IoT Platforms for Industry 4.0

EIT Digital Industry Summer School

July 1 - July 14 Apply now

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical devices with embedded software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity. IoT technology is one of the pillars of Industry 4.0 - a new industrial business logic where self-organising, smart factories are capable of (mass-) producing highly customised products.

Within the field of IT, one of the major challenges, besides the integration of IoT devices into existing production lines and products, is to identify valuable use cases and sustainable business models. Exploring concrete and tangible use cases could demonstrate how companies can connect their products, manufacturing processes and product development to obtain more customer-centric products and services.

During this Summer School, participants will learn how companies make use of IoT platforms for enhanced value creation in the fields of product design, manufacturing, and customer integration. The participants will gain hands-on experience in prototyping with IoT technology and will be able to evaluate the economic benefits of IoT applications as well as opportunities for new business models.

Summer School Fee

Category Fee 1 week Fee 2 weeks Accommodation Travel
EIT Digital Doctoral students Not Applicable Mobility Allowance Incl Incl
Students, ARISE countries Not Applicable Stipend Incl Incl
Students, other universities (incl. partner universities) Not Applicable €750 €250 Excl
Business community        
EIT Digital Alumni €1.4001 €1.9601 Excl2 Excl
Professionals, partner companies3 €1.4001 €1.9601 Excl2 Excl
Professionals, external companies €1.750 €2.450 Excl2 Excl
  1. Discount 20%
  2. Offer to join EIT Digital master student's hotel EIT at a price of €250 (shared room for 12 nights)
  3. EIT Digital member companies
  4. Students must attend 2 weeks

Summer School programme

The first week of the Summer School you will be introduced to the theory of the action lines by lecturers from the academic and business world. It will be network activities and introduction to the cases for the business development assignment. You will be divided into teams and start to work on the ideation phase and will by the end of the week present a value proposition and a revenue model.

The second week you will continue with team work turning the business idea into a viable business plan with start-up strategy, marketing and financial planning. You and your team will present a business plan at the end of the week in a final pitch in front of a business panel.

To bring the Summer School participants up to the same level of the basic understanding of Innovation and Entrepreneurship topics, an online starter-kit will be sent out before entering the following Summer School 2018.

If you are from the business community or the EIT Digital Alumni network, you have the possibility to choose to participate only the first week or complete the full two-week course.


Stipends (scholarships) are available for students enrolled at a university and who have a nationality in one of the following 14 European countries (ARISE): Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia. Stipends (scholarships) for Summer School students from these countries include all costs (fee, travel, lodging and catering). Please indicate your nationality.

Please note, if you apply for a stipend the last application date is 15 May, 2018. A stipend is given for one occasion only.

Registration for stipends application is closed.

Get to know Petri

Petri LiuhaPetri Liuha is the Action Line Leader Digital Industry.

He has a 20 years’ experience in industry, first with Nokia Consumer Electronics in the field of digital image processing and DSP technologies for digital television broadcasting solutions. Since 1995 he worked with Nokia Research Center as researcher and Research Manager for new SW/HW platforms for mobile multimedia applications. He has published several publications in international journals and conferences and holds 48 patents in the area of mobile multimedia implementations.

Liuha’s latest job at Nokia was a distinguished architect and programme coordinator at Nokia Research Center, where he led research collaboration projects in the area of Smart Spaces. He also acted as the Focus Area Director for Devices and Interoperability Ecosystem programme (DIEM) in the Finnish Strategic Centre of Excellence on ICT area (TIVIT), and as Member of ARTEMISIA Steering Board, and as a Member of ITEA2 Board, two major European industrial research and R&D initiatives.

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