Eurotech PhD course: The Economics and Management of Innovation and Technological Change
The course will alternate formal lectures on various topics in the field of economics and management of innovation, with interactive sessions including PhD student presentations, open discussions, and individual coaching
On behalf of the EuroTech Universities alliance DTU – Technical University of Denmark is pleased to host this a PhD course in innovation management and innovation economics.
Monday 8 May 2023 to Friday 12 may 2023
DTU – Technical University of Denmark
101, Anker Engelundsvej
Building 101, meeting room S10
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Faculty and local organizations
The confirmed participating faculties as speakers will include:
Jason Li-Ying (DTU), Argyro Nikiforou (DTU), Lars Alkærsig (DTU), Marcel Bogers (TU/e), Rudi Bekkers (TU/e), Emilio Raiteri (TU/e), Gaétan de Rassenfosse (EPFL), Dominique Foray (EPFL), Joachim Henkel (TUM), and Thierry Rayna (L’X)
The local organization committee is composed of three PhD students at DTU: Giulio Pantano, Giorgia Scartozzi, and Erika Dietrichson.
PhD students that completed this programme will be able to:
- Have a better sense of the state-of-the-art in the field of economics and management of in- novation and in more specialized sub-fields corresponding to own research interest (eco- nomics of science, industry dynamics, geography and space, appropriability issue and open innovation, effects of innovation on skills/employment/productivity/firm’s growth, innova- tion policy/institutions, specific technology analysis).
- Recognize what makes a good research question and identify promising research questions for their thesis and other research projects in the field of economics and management of in- novation.
- Elaborate a solid research design, relating in a consistent way the theoretical background, research question(s), method(s), and empirical implementation.
The course will alternate formal lectures on various topics in the field of economics and management of innovation, with interactive sessions including PhD student presentations, open discussions, and individual coaching. The course has a study load of 120 hours, which equals around 4 ECTs (1 ECT=28 work hours).
Specifically, the daily programme offers:
- Formal lecture (1:30 hrs.): Professors present topics of special interest in the economics or management of innovation.
- PhD student presentations: Depending on the stage of the student’s research, the presentation will focus either on the research plan or on a paper in progress. Students who have an early stage working paper will receive more time to present. The preparation of the presentation is done BEFORE the start of the course.
- Individual coaching: A session for an individual student with a professor. The timing will be decided on a case-by-case basis, depending on the availability of the professor.
- A lot of opportunities to meet and discuss with others and network, also at lunch, dinner, and a special social event during the week.
Please sign up this course no later than 12 February 2023.
PhD students from one of the Eurotech Alliance universities pay a fee of 100 euros, while students from other universities pay a fee of 200 euros. The fee must be paid when signing up.
We have reserved rooms (arrival 7 May – departure 12 May) at Zleep Hotel, Kgs. Lyngby, which is close to DTU Campus and convenient to get into Copenhagen. The rate per night incl breakfast is approximately DKK 718 (2022-prices). You will need to pay for the hotel stay when you check out. This expense can most probably be covered by your own PhD education budget from your own university.
Food, beverage, and social activities
During the 1-week course, lunch, snacks, coffee, fruit, and beverage are all included.
Dinners on Wednesday and Thursday are also included.
Expenses for taking public transportation occurred in association with the social activities on Wednesday and the dinner on Thursday are also included.
Organization contact details
If you need additional information, you can contact:
Professor Jason Li-Ying at firstname.lastname@example.org
Centre Secretary Marianne Ærsøe at email@example.com
Background – the PhD course topic
The Alliance encourages the development of EuroTech communities in specific disciplines.
Hereby, professors and PhD students in innovation and entrepreneurship from different schools have established a comprehensive collaboration.
In the spirit of this initiative, the PhD course on the Economics of Innovation and Technological Change was initiated under the coordination of Dominique Foray at EPFL, where the course was held in 2015 and 2017. In 2019, the course took place at TUM, and in 2021 in TU/e.
The course has been open to all relevant PhD students at all Eurotech Alliance partner universities. The PhD course is, thus, meant to be offered as a PhD course in innovation management and innovation economics.
EuroTech Universities Alliance
The Alliance is a strategic partnership of five leading European universities of science & technology: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), École Polytechnique (L’X) in Paris, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Technion (Israel) and Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
NORSI Partner Course
NOTE! Remember that this is a NORSI partner course meaning that NORSI do not cover any travel expenses or other expenses in connection with the course.
Date & Location
Monday 8 May 2023 to Friday 12 May
DTU - Anker Engelundsvej Building 101, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark