Summer School

Join the brightest minds and learn how to develop tech business ideas that can get off the ground!

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The application period for 2022 has now passed. The next intake period will resume as of January 2023.

Summer School Designed for Success

Our Summer School programmes are open for Master's and Ph.D. students, young professionals, and others who want to deep-dive into emerging digital technologies, learn how to turn technology into business, and eventually launch deep-tech startups.


Weeks of intensive workshops


Areas of deep-tech topics


ECTS credits for your final report


amazing programmes

Learn from the faculty and staff of our top tech EU partner universities and receive your Certificate of Completion. Gain hands-on experience through company cases, project work and collaboration. Have fun meeting and networking with like-minded students from around the world!

Join us in EIT Digital Summer School 2022

12 Summer Programmes in Digital Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Bratislava, Slovakia
15 August - 26 August 2022

Helsinki, Finland
15 August - 26 August 2022

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Admission and Costs

To qualify for admission, you need to submit a completed application form and fulfil the admission requirements.

Admission and Costs

The 5 main reasons to choose the EIT Digital Summer Schools

#1 Best Portfolio of Deep-Tech Topics

EIT Digital offers a portfolio of programmes to deepdive in emerging digital technologies and learn how to turn technology into business. Each Summer School programme is themed around major societal and industrial challenges in the global digital economy: Digital Cities, Digital Finance, Digital Industry, Digital Tech and Digital Wellbeing.

#2 Real-World Business Cases

Summer Schools programmes are held at several locations throughout Europe, during which participants from different backgrounds immerse themselves in real business case studies originating from our EIT Digital extensive ecosystem made of accelerators, startups and network of industrial partners.

#3 Community and Ecosystem

Participants will work with the international, high-skilled, cohort of students from the EIT Digital Master School coming from 18 partner universities and 9 EU member states, all of which are academic leaders in the delivery of technical, and innovation and entrepreneurship education. External participants come from various backgrounds, including other students, Ph.D. candidates, and working professionals.

#4 First Step to Launch Your Own Startup

Participants learn how to develop different business models and are challenged by delivering their ideas. A pitch competition is organized at the end of the two-week program. Winners, willing to launch their startup, will be considered for the EIT Digital Innovation Factory.

#5 Teambuilding Fun!

In addition to learning and mastering their innovation and entrepreneurial skills, our participants enjoy many team building activities. Working in teams, forging bonds, and networking with likeminded individuals, are an essential part of our programmes. Activities vary from location to location, such as boat trips, zip-lines, sightseeing tours, etc. Further details are omitted, not to spoil the surprise!

Grow your skills and earn a Summer School Certificate

As a participant in the Summer School you will work in teams and you will develop your skills for innovation and entrepreneurship, while learning and networking with students and professionals from the business and innovation community.

Get the competence
Learn how disruptive technologies have an impact on markets and businesses, and how business models are changing.

Get the confidence
Learn the different stages of the business development process and how to turn a business idea into a viable go-to-market proposal.

Get your Certificate
All Summer School participants will acquire the Summer School Certificate of Completion, at the end of the course.

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Co-Funded by the European Union