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PhD School

We empower (post) doctoral candidates and researchers with a series of on-campus and online courses, mentorship and international placement opportunities to boost their entrepreneurial, innovation and personal skills.


InnoEnergy PhD School

  • Enabling transformation.
  • Turning cutting-edge research into innovative solutions that will have an impact on our world.
  • Giving researchers the skills, insight and contacts needed to add depth and context to their research.
  • Creating new networks of emerging knowledge, expertise and vision.
  • All to convert current energy systems into sustainable alternatives.

Empowering research. Enabling innovation.

By becoming part of the InnoEnergy ecosystem, participants gain access to a network of like-minded individuals, startups, scaleups, innovation projects, universities and industrial partners across Europe. They even spend four to six months applying their ideas at a university or industrial partner as part of our international placement programme.

Interested? Get in touch to know how InnoEnergy PhD School can boost your career, your research or your product development.

We offer:

  • Unmatched access to complementary training in entrepreneurship, innovation and business.
  • Dedicated support and mentorship to develop collaborative.
  • Opportunities to pool knowledge, share experiences through  activities like our Annual PhD School Conference and our international placements.

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InnoEnergy Industrial Doctorate Projects

A KIC InnoEnergy Industrial Doctorate Project is a joint doctoral training project involving KIC InnoEnergy, a company, an academic participant (university, research organization, etc.) and, optionally, a local, regional, or national institution committed to promoting the Industrial Doctorate.

The KIC InnoEnergy Industrial Doctorate Projects are carried out by a PhD candidate employed by the company. The PhD candidate pursues his or her research training with a university during the project. 

In addition to their home university’s PhD programme, the PhD candidate will benefit from the challenge-driven curriculum provided by the KIC InnoEnergy PhD School Programme:

  • Training in entrepreneurship, innovation, and business.
  • Support for mobility within Europe.
  • Access to Europe’s largest energy-sector network.

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