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Doctoral Training Centre (DTC)


The Doctoral Training Center - DTC is an innovation-oriented educational path, additional to the doctoral school, offered by EIT ICT Labs and the University of Trento, in cooperation with Trento RISE, and directed to Ph.D. students that have a passion for creativity and innovation.

The purpose of the DTC is to provide a multi-disciplinary and multi-organizational platform aligning with the thematic innovation areas of EIT ICT Labs. Trento DTC is focused on the following three innovation areas:


• Health and Wellbeing
• Security, Privacy and Trust
• Smart Spaces
with a methodological approach based on design.


Doctoral students in the DTC will adhere to the general requirements of the EIT ICT Labs Doctoral School in ICT Innovation.

The EIT ICT Labs Doctoral School on ICT Innovation is an educational path, within the EIT ICT Labs framework, aiming at fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship mind-set among doctoral students.

The path consists of:


• a Business Competence Phase (three mandatory courses on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)),
• a Business Development Experience (a 6-month funded internship in a company or support for an equal period of business incubation for a start-up), and
• a 6-month geographical mobility across EIT ICT Labs’ Nodes, funded by the EIT ICT Labs Doctoral School.


 In addition to the above described activities, the Trento DTC path consists of thematic courses related to the three innovation areas of Health and Wellbeing, Security Privacy and Trust and Smart Spaces; to Design and Methodology and an industrial mentoring for enrolled students.

The network of companies involved in the Trento DTC activities consists of the EIT ICT Labs Italian node’s collaboration network, including leading universities, research centres and companies. In particular, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., STMicroelectronics Srl, Centro Ricerche GPI (CRG), and IBM are the companies located in Trento supporting the Trento DTC .

To visit the official website of the EIT ICT Labs Doctoral School on ICT Innovation and DTC go to: