how to apply

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Thank you for your interest.

Our project has finished.

Information on the application procedure

Who can apply?

Any PhD candidate or recently graduated student with an affinity for developing new business models in a world of limited resources can apply. Candidates are welcome from a variety of disciplines, including: science and engineering (materials, chemical, electrical, manufacturing, ...), business and economics, law and product design. Only participants with good English language skills will be accepted.

If you apply, please make sure you will be available for the full week!

What can I expect?

Information on the programme, venue and speakers here.

How to apply?

Please send us your application via e-mail to

The application must include a motivation letter and your CV.


A registration fee of 500 € is required. PhD students from RIS countries can ask for a reduced fee of 300 €.

You will receive an invoice in case you are selected.

Accommodation in double rooms and catering for the full week are included in the registration fee.

Train and bus tickets will be reimbursed up to 300€ per student (students must keep original tickets and proof of payment).


PhD candidates can ask for an attendance certification to get ECTS credits at their own university.

Selection procedure?

We will select up to 30 PhD students based on their backgrounds and motivation. We aim for a mix of 75% of students from technical backgrounds and 25% of students from non-technical backgrounds, and we strive for high diversity.

Selected: what's next?

You will receive all information via mail, including information on travel and venue, access to pre-learning material and more detailed information on the case study.

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