Cybersecurity and Privacy // EIT Digital

Cybersecurity and Privacy

EIT Digital Infrastructure Summer School

July 1 - July 14 Apply now

The security and privacy of data in ICT applications is vital for everyday life and work. This will be demonstrated through a combination of use cases relevant for Digital Infrastructure and verticals of EIT Digital. The use cases will address secure and privacy-aware technologies for electronic identification & profiling, electronic health, and mobile devices & systems.

Thematic lectures on various advanced and yet practical techniques for data protection and cybersecurity will be delivered by outstanding scholars from industry and academic institutions, The focus will be on concepts and practical applications. To assist the participants without a background in security technologies, a short introductory course in cryptography will be delivered.

Business objectives will be achieved through the team work of the participants supported by inspirational innovation & entrepreneurship lectures, team building, startupper experiences, and business coaching and mentoring.

Participants will practice on how to transform the acquired learnings into innovative business ideas and further develop these ideas into convincing business proposals and finally present them in pitch sessions to a board of investors. Enthusiastic and passionate guidance of the summer school staff will additionally contribute to the unique and unforgettable summer school experience.

The summer school will take place at the university and Co-Location Center premises in Trento, Italy.

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

In 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. There 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 description of each of the three use cases (electronic identification & profiling, electronic health, and mobile devices & systems) will provide the main concepts: privacy & security challenges and problems, targeted solutions, and selected practical techniques. These concepts may be used in the business proposals. The presentation of the use cases will also include a short introduction to cyber security and privacy.

The practical techniques addressed by thematic lectures will include secret sharing, threshold cryptography, secure multiparty computation, privacy-preserving profiling, homomorphic encryption, attribute-based encryption, and anonymous credentials. The short introduction to cryptography will address basic cryptographic functions and protocols, secure implementation aspects, and practical applications.

At the end of the first week, you will have the opportunity to visit the Security Operations Center of Reply (an EIT Digital partner) and spend a free afternoon in Milan.

In 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 in 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.

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