Call for application - 2023 | Doctorate Program in Industrial Innovation

Call for application - 2023

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Doctoral Programme in Industrial Innovation 39th cycle
 The Call is CLOSED

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 2023.
The selection is based on the evaluation of the applicant’s titles and qualifications.

Deadline: September 6th, 2023 | 16:00 (CEST)

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 may also opt for additional scholarships and positions reserved to employees of partner companies, which will be available AFTER the publication of this call and published on the selection website.


The applicants who will have the application open after the publication of additional scholarships or positions reserved to employees of partner companies can apply for those scholarships by using the entry “Other” in the proper section of the application online.

The applicants who will have already closed and sent the application before the publication of additional scholarships or positions reserved to employees of partner companies can apply for those scholarships by an additional application available at only from September 7 to September 8, 2023, at 12:00 (CEST). Please use the same credentials of the mail application. 

The selected applicants, during the enrolment procedure, will be required to sign a specific declaration of commitment to confidentiality and transfer of intellectual property rights, to allow the University to comply with the obligations regarding intellectual property towards the funding body. The relative form is available in the Download box.

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 
♦  Certificate attesting the knowledge of English language at B1 level

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


A – Development of novel catalyst layers for proton exchange membranes for water electrolysis (FBK - UFI CELL spa) >>  details
B – Highly efficient integrated machine learning parallel digital architectures for the optimization of imaging and sensing IC devices (FBK - Sony Europe B.V. - Europe Technology Development Centre) >>  details

C – Augmented imaging for minimal invasive robotic surgery (ValueBiotech srl) - additional (published on 25.08.2023) >> details

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

Positions without scholarships, reserved to employees of partner companies:

AE - Circular Procurement and Supply Chain– the role of procurement in circular economy implementation (reserved to employees at DeLonghi Appliances s.r.l.) >>  details
BE - Ammonia as a fuel and energy carrier. Material characterization for efficient use and clean production (reserved to employees at SolydEra S.p.A.) >>  details
CE - Methods for optimization and industrialization of cross linking process (reserved to employees at Novurania S.p.A.) >>  details
DE - Wafer shape prediction via correlation with slicing parameters (reserved to employees at MEMC Electronic Materials S.p.A.) >>  details
EE - Integrating large language models and context-specific models for exploiting commonsense and specialized knowledge (reserved to employees at SONY EUROPE BV Spanish Branch) >>  details
FE -  Roll cladding processes and materials in slab casting machine (reserved to employees at Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.) >>  details
GE - Generative models for omics data (reserved to employees at Fondazione Bruno Kessler) >>  details
HE - Object detection for industrial applications (reserved to employees at HPA S.r.l.) >>  details
IE -  Regional multi-hazard risk assessment in Europe (reserved to employees at Arcadia Sistemi Informativi Territoriali S.r.l.) >>  details