Call for application

Doctoral Programme in Industrial Innovation 35th cycle - Call 2019

The Call is now OPEN!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Negotiations are in progress to insert several additional scholarships.
Keep an eye on the website.

Announcement of Selection Website here

Admission requirements and topics

The requirements and application procedure are detailed in the PhD Call (see the "Downloads" area on the right). Only the Italian version of the PhD Call is legally binding.
To participate in the PhD Call, applicants must  have an academic degree which grants access to a third level education programme (PhD) in the country it was issued. In particular, applications are accepted from applicants who hold:

♦  an Italian “Laurea magistrale” instituted in conformity with Italian Ministerial Decree 270/2004, or
♦  a university degree of the previous regulations (Italian "Laurea specialistica " or "Diploma di Laurea"), or
♦  an equivalent degree obtained abroad (Master's degree) and recognized as equivalent to the Italian "Laurea magistrale" by the Admissions Committee for the sole purposes of admission to the Doctoral programme, also within the framework of mobility and cooperation inter-university agreements.

Applications are also accepted from students who expect to complete their degree by 31 October 2019.
The selection is based on the evaluation of the applicant’s titles and qualifications.

Deadline: 4 September 2019, 16:00 (Italian time, GMT +2)

The application must be sent online at Applications sent by other means are not accepted.

To obtain an account at the University of Trento, register at It is strongly recommended not to wait until the last few days prior to the deadline to submit your application.
After completing and sending the application, please make sure to receive an email notification confirming the definitive completion of the application procedure.
Applicants who have submitted the application by the deadline, may also opt for an additional reserved topic scholarship among the ones that may become available AFTER the publication of the present call and before 4 September 2019. In such case, an online application at will open  from 5 September to 11 September 2019, 4:00 PM Italian time (GMT +2). Please use the same credentials of the main application.

The list below provides a short non-exhaustive summary of what to upload on the application:

♦  scanned copy of the applicant's ID or passport
♦  M.A. degree transcript of records and diploma
♦  Curriculum Vitae
♦  Master's thesis abstract
♦  Motivation letter
♦  Research Proposal (candidates can select up to 2 research topics)
♦  Certificate attesting the knowledge of English language at B1 level

The application is subject to €15 non-refundabel fee.


Funding Body


Research topic





A - Artificial Intelligence for Digital Transformation , in collaboration with Dedagroup SpA

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B - Artificial Intelligence for Clinical Decision Support, in collaboration with Exprivia SpA

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C - ORS AI Platform, in collaboration with ORS GROUP

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BLM Group – Adige SYS


D - Laser-beam cutting modeling and testing for improved quality and high-demanding structural applications

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Autostrada del Brennero S.p.A.


E - Maintenance optimization in the highway engineering sector

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AnteMotion Srl


F - Vehicle Dynamic models for real-time applications and training of artificial drivers

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ZF Padova srl


G - Assisted docking manoeuvre simulation for pleasure craft

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CNR  and BLM Group – Adige SYS

1 H - Ontology-driven support to fault diagnosis of manufacturing machines based on service mail flows and repair records - additional (published on 05/08/2019)

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The scholarship on topic B is financed by funds made available by Exprivia SpA and EIT Digital. 

The scholarship on topic C is financed by ORS GROUP.

All above scholarships are subject to acceptance of the full transfer of the ownership of the intellectual property of the research results.

Positions without scholarship, reserved to employees of partner companies (working on highly qualified research activities):


Research Topic


Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH


AE - Topic 1: Dynamic authorization building on Attribute-based Access Control approaches. 
Topic 2: Dynamic authorization and usage control for mobile device operating systems. 
Topic 3: Policy management, editing, evaluation, symbolic execution and impact analysis of dynamic authorization policies. 
Topic 4: Distributed Ledger, Blockchain and Smart-Contract technologies 

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Resonanz Capital GbmH


BE - Machine learning meets finance: a robust method to allocate wealth to different trading signals

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