Predictive analytics, big data, mobility and open platforms for an efficient and participative city // EIT Digital

Predictive analytics, big data, mobility and open platforms for an efficient and participative city

EIT Digital Cities Summer School

July 1 - July 14 Apply now

Within cities, predictive analytics play a role in many different domains such as citizen participation, city resilience, prevention of pollution, managing risks, public transportation and private mobility. Predictive analytics provides a way to shape data into meaningful decisions. It uses data analytics to make predictions and generate strategic, operational assets.

Public authorities and private companies can benefit from these insights and provide better services to citizens. The Summer School programme will focus on the opportunities that data analytics can create for cities, citizens, and entrepreneurs in a wide range of user applications e.g. telecommunication infrastructure, urban logistics, tourism, security or social Wi-Fi.

This Summer School is related to the Digital Cities action line - a focus area for EIT Digital innovation projects and business development with emphasis on mobility, information and safety in cities. A multidisciplinary approach including service design, urbanism, and social sciences is used in the Summer School to provide an accurate understanding of the problems cities are facing and the means to overcome these, by developing sustainable 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 Stéphane

Stéphane PéanStéphane Péan is the Action Line Leader Digital Cities.

Prior to joining EIT Digital, Péan held various roles in the automotive and future mobility sectors and was most recently a Project Manager at Toyota Motor Corporation. Before that he also held posts including Consultant in collaboration with IHS Automotive, Analyst at PSA Tokyo Office and Head of ITS France. Péan holds Master’s Degrees in Urbanism from Sciences Po Paris and in Intelligent Transportation Systems from École des Ponts/ParisTech, as well as an MBA in Global Business & Leadership from Globis University of Tokyo.

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