Build a career in emerging tech: 5 things you need to know about EIT Digital Academy Summer Schools 2019



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The inception of cutting-edge technologies in businesses has completely transformed each and every aspect of how any business operates and never before in history has this shift occurred so fast.

Having said that, several disruptive technologies like AI, machine learning, data analytics and others are maturing, in a sense, it has been transformed from groundbreaking ideas to foundational tools for many businesses.

In today’s world, professionals need to know how emerging technologies impact their business and technical people need to know how to turn technology into new business.

EIT Digital Summer Schools

Hence, EIT Digital Academy offers twelve different Summer Schools in eleven European cities for professionals and students to learn together all about emerging technologies and how to turn them into business opportunities.

Helps to master the digital mindset

In fact, the Summer Schools are one of how EIT Digital is working to make Europe a leading player in the digital economy, says Roberto Prieto, director of the EIT Digital Academy. “Our Summer Schools offer our attendees the chance to master the digital mindset that companies need in order to be competitive.”

State-of-the-art excellence in key digital technologies

The two-week EIT Digital Academy Summer Schools combine state-of-the-art excellence in key digital technologies with expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E).

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Attendees immerse themselves in real business case studies originating from within EIT Digital’s pan-European ecosystem of scaleups, industrial and academic partners and research companies.

Global innovation leadership!

The Summer Schools are open to researchers, industry professionals, students of the EIT Digital Master School, PhD students and others who want to deep dive into emerging technologies and learn how to apply them in business situations.

To Matilda Åberg-Wennerholm, Nordic Medical endorsement manager at Philips Personal Health in Sweden, this was precisely the reason to join the Digital Wellbeing Summer School in 2018. “The opportunity to be in the same learning environment as students were one of the main reasons I joined!”

Each Summer School is themed around one of the five areas in which EIT Digital sees significant societal and industrial challenges as well as opportunities for Europe to take a leadership position in the global digital economy. These areas are Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Tech, and Digital Finance.

Deadline for applications: May 15, 2019

Besides the educational journey, the twelve Summer Schools also offer an opportunity to visit foreign cities as they are held in eleven locations across Europe: Lisbon, Eindhoven, Stockholm, Budapest, Rennes, Tallinn, Trento, Ljubljana, Munich, Bologna and Helsinki. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2019. The first school opens on 30 June and the last finishes on 17 August.

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