IoT Platforms for Industry 4.0

EIT Digital Industry Summer School

July 1 - July 14 Apply now
EIT Digital Summer Schools

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-organizing, 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 n/a Stipend Incl Incl
Students, ARISE countries n/a Stipend Incl Incl
Students, other universities (incl. partner universities) n/a €750 €250 Excl
Business community        
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

Summer School programme

The first week of the Summer School the main focus will be on thematic lectures by academics and industrialists, network activities and introduction to the cases for the business development assignment. Teams will start to work on the ideation phase and will present the value proposition and revenue model at the end of the week.

The second week will continue with the team work to turn the business idea into a viable business plan with start-up strategy, marketing and financial planning. The business plan will be presented at the end of the week in a final pitch in front of a business panel.

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

Get to know Petri

Petri LiuhaPetri Liuha is leading the EIT Digital ‘Digital Industry’ Action Line.

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.

Petri’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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