Each Summer School programme consists of a pre-arrival online assignment (starter kit), two weeks of lectures, project work, customer interviews, site visits to companies, socializing events and a report.
You will receive a starterkit about a month prior to the Summer School. It contains an assignment on business modelling methods and tools. The assignment will take you about eight hours to complete and it should be completed one week prior to the start of the Summer School. The starterkit contains online lessons in innovation and entrepreneurship. The starterkit is meant to level of knowledge of all participants. So when the Summer School starts, you can speed up starting from similar level as all other participants.
Two-week summer school
In the two-week Summer School programmes you will meet other professionals and be amongst technology savvy master students. The programme consists of focused lectures and keynotes by academics and practitioners, project work, company visits, customer interviews, and social events. Included are also pitch and presentation sessions. An important aspect of the summer school is the interaction with companies and entrepreneurs. You will be introduced to the state-of-the-art technologies and you will visits companies and/or labs.
For the Summer School 2020 online format click here.
Business Case (part of the two-week summer school)
At each Summer School, EIT Digital partners present business cases to crack. That you will do in teams with other participants. Each team will present their solution to the business case owners on the final day of the Summer School and the jury will appoint one winning team.
An individual final Report will be completed within 2 weeks after the summer school. This is a requirement for gaining the 4 ECTS credits.
After completion of the Summer School programme, you will be able to:
Perform a business planning process in the context of a relevant thematic area.
Identify and assess the impact of digital technologies and their transformative power.
Understand user value, business life cycles, global market trends, industry value chains, market segments.
Understand IPR issues as well as financial and risk-related issues.
Apply new acquired presentation and communications skills, decision-making and leadership competencies.
Reflect on ethical, societal, scientific and sustainability views as a developer of new products, technologies and business models.