Summer School

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

The application portal for Summer School programmes in 2021 is now closed.
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Summer School Designed for Success

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

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Weeks of intensive workshops

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Areas of deep-tech topics

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ECTS credits for your final report

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Amazing programmes

Our Summer Schools are open for master students, young professionals and PhD students and others who want to deep-dive in emerging digital technologies, learn how to turn technology into business and eventually launch deep-tech startups.

Stay home. Innovate together.

Our Summer School 2021 programmes are held online.

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Programmes 2021

11 Summer Programmes in Digital Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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 and evaluate different business models and are challenged by delivering and pitching their ideas. For participants willing to scale their proposal and bring it to the next level, a startup pitch competition will be organized in October. The winner will receive a cash prize up to €5000 to scale the startup and will be considered to join 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!

Get insights in the latest digital technology innovation and business development this summer!

Learning by doing and grow your network

As a participant in the Summer School you will work in teams and apply “learning by doing” to develop a mindset and skills for innovation and entrepreneurship. We hope you will take this great opportunity to learn and network with students and professional intrapreneurs 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 the soft skills
Teamwork with peers and multidisciplinary professionals, tools and real business challenges will help you implement your learnings and bring them home to your own business.

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