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Industrial Doctorate meetup: Don’t adapt, disrupt!

Industrial Doctorate meetup

Date: 21 November
Location: Madrid, CLC EIT Digital
Time: 10.00 am
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Successful businesses are not those who adapt, but those who create change. Disruptors have something in common: innovation is at the heart of their business. But how to get innovation in your company? The role of research in innovating businesses, will be key in the meetup Don’t adapt, disrupt! In Madrid on 21 November.

Don't adapt, disrupt! is a EIT Digital Doctoral School meetup that focuses on the advantages of bridging the academic world with the industry.

In the meetup, industry professionals, academia and doctoral school students discuss the need for innovation and digital transformation in business and how industrial research plays a key role in that to make business out of research.

Programme (subject to change)

Time Topic  
10.00 Welcome  
10.30 Opening Jesús Contreras, Node Director EIT Digital Spain
David Oliva Uribe, Head EIT Digital  Doctoral School
10.40 University-business collaboration: What’s in it for companies? Monica Collins, Research Consultant at Petrus Communications
10.55 Building bridges between academy and industry through people: The Researchers Beyond Academia Mentoring Programme  (REBECA), Izaskun Lacunza, International Projects Head of Unit at FECYT
11.10 The Value of  Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionals to boost  Research-based Innovation in Digital Industry: The Atos case Clara Pezuela, Innovation Hub Manager at Atos Research & Innovation
11.25 Research-based Innovation Case: Data Driven Chatbots Donya Rooein, Industrial Doctoral Student at EIT Digital for IBM under academic supervision of Politecnico di Milano
11.40 Panel Clara Pezuela, David Oliva Uribe, Donya Rooein, Monica Collins
12.25 Questions  
12.40 Wrap up  
13.00 Network lunch  

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Anyone may attend this meetup. If you want to come we kindly ask you to fill in the form to secure your seat.

More Meetups

The Madrid meetup is the third in a series industrial doctorate meetups the EIT Digital Docotral School is hosting in 2019. The other upcomiong meetups are planned at:

  • 25 November in Rennes  (France)
  • 4 December in Milan (Italy)

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EIT Digital Industrial Doctorates

Since 2016, the PhD programmes of the EIT Digital Doctoral School have primarily focused on Industrial Doctorates. Within an Industrial Doctorate, PhD students work on research assignments from industry. They benefit from continuous tutoring from this industry as well as academic supervision.  

The EIT Digital Doctoral School provides its programmes in collaboration with partner universities. In addition to academic research, EIT Digital Doctoral School students distinguish themselves from other PhD students by developing strong skills and competences in innovation, entrepreneurship and digital transformation leadership. This part of the programme is delivered by the EIT Digital Academy, in partnership with European Universities. By learning how to apply technology and research in a business context, the PhD’s can really contribute to tackling economic and societal challenges and help companies with their digital transformation.

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