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Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel
Faculty / Institution:
Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
Project duration:
01.08.2017 to 30.07.2018
EU contribution:
113.600 euros
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EIT Raw Materials PhD Summer School – train the trainer version 


The objective of this project is to develop a tailor-made entrepreneurship PhD Summer School in raw materials. This unique entrepreneurship PhD Summer School program is aimed at being the focal point of an ecosystem of learners consisting of students, professionals and wider society by bringing all corners of the knowledge triangle together. Its ambition is to become the reference program in entrepreneurship in raw materials as it meets the current lack of a relevant multidisciplinary PhD educational program that enriches raw material competencies with entrepreneurial skills. PhD students will not only be able to position their research in the whole raw materials’ value chain but will at the same time be able to assess the economic relevance of their research, its scalability and potential for turning it into a business. 


  • Katholieke Universiteit te Leuve, Belgium (Coordinator)
  • Ghent University, Belgium
  • Université de Liège, Belgium