The 3-year Industrial PhD program is an attractive career option for the student and a unique opportunity for the company to have a research project, tailored to specific needs and challenges, completed.
Your company gets a candidate who can complete a high-quality research project from which results can lead to commercial gain. Moreover, relations to existing and new contacts in academia will be strengthened.
The industrial PhD will be employed by the company, which receives a supplement the industrial PhD students’ salary by the Innovation Fund Denmark. On top of that, the company can apply for up to DKK 100,000 to participate in conferences, courses and stay abroad. The university tuition fee is also covered by Innovation Fund Denmark.
To start an industrial PhD project two applications must be created:
There are open for application three times a year. Next deadline is September 25, 2017. It is possible to apply for a project without a candidate, but projects with a candidate will have higher priority.
If the application is approved, Innovation Fund Denmark will give a contribution to the industrial PhD’s salary and up to DKK 100.000 to participate in conferences, courses and stay abroad. The university will receive a subsidy corresponding to the tuition fee.
The industrial PhD program offers a good collection of viewpoints on research projects. The academic research ideas are augmented with the commercial perspectives the industrial partners bring to the table. This allows me, as the student, to better contextualize my research and identify directions of research with both academic and commercial aspects. On top of that, the communication between the parties allows me to learn and practice skills within the areas of communication, project planning, and management.
Manuel Ciosici, Industrial PhD at Unsilo
The Industrial PhD program provides the interesting opportunity to conduct research in tight cooperation with a company that has a very concrete interest in turning our research results into actual commercial products or services. This creates a unique opportunity for validating and evaluating our methods and algorithms in the application domain. Working with real challenges, we discover novel promising research directions that make a difference in practice. For the company, the Industrial PhD is a direct connection to current research, both to state-of-the-art methods and results, and to innovations driven by the PhD project itself.
Ira Assent, Associate Professor at Aarhus University
Supervisor for Manuel Ciosici