Retail, Markets, Consumer Engagement
EIT Digital Industry Summer School
|||August 5 - August 18||Apply now|
The retail sector is facing fundamental change and disruption with the emergence of e-commerce, consumer access to information and comparable offers in an increasingly digitalised and global marketplace. The dynamic and flexible omni-channel solutions – physical, online or blended – enables the seamless consumer experience in exploration, in choice of products, payment and delivery.
Smart digital retail solutions also enable collection and analysis of consumer trends and insights for logistics, retail operations and customer relations management. In this Summer School, we will address the service innovations inspired by technologies like customer profiling, indoor navigation and large screen interfaces or augmented reality.
The Summer School will take place in Helsinki Co-Location Centre at the Open Innovation House in Espoo, Finland.
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|
|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|
- Discount 20%
- Offer to join EIT Digital master student's hotel EIT at a price of €250 (shared room for 12 nights)
- EIT Digital member companies
- 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 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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