IMDEA Software Institute hosted and co-organised the first seminar on "Raising Awareness in Innovation and Entrepreneurship" on the 30th November and the 1st of December. The seminar offered first year doctoral candidates of the EIT Digital Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in Madrid a fresh view on how their doctoral theses can contribute to European innovation. The two-day course was organised by Susana Eiroa (Madrid DTC Lead, EIT Digital Madrid), Prof. Gonzalo León (Education Support, EIT Digital Madrid), and Jesús Contreras (BDA, EIT Digital and IMDEA Software), with the participation of Prof. Maurizio Gabbrielli (Head of the Doctoral School, EIT Digital).
The first day included presentations by Gonzalo León, Francisco Javier Elorza (Vice President for doctorate and post-graduate studies, UPM), and Maurizio Gabbrielli. In addition, PhD candidates presented their research ideas and plans towards their PhD. During the second day, representatives from academy and industry such as Prof. Juan José Moreno Navarro (Full Professor at UPM and regional MP), Daniel Concepción Sevillano (CTO of Banco Santander) and J.M. Leceta (Former EIT director) gave several talks on industrial PhDs and entrepreneurship. The day was closed with presentations from Radouane Oudrhiri (CEO Evolvys) and CEOs / CTOs from start-ups like Coowry, BioD, and DAIL Software.