Collaboration with the non-academic sector is an essential part of the EPFLglobaLeaders programme that is designed to expose the doctoral candidates to real societal and industrial challenges.
The non-academic partners collaborating with the programme shall help the EPFLglobaLeaders fellows in the development of solutions promoting the transition to sustainable societies.
– Mandatory collaboration with the non-academic sector
– Stay of 3 to 12 months at a non-academic partner
– A formal or informal co-supervision of the PhD thesis by the non-academic partner is strongly encouraged
– The secondment can take place outside Switzerland
The conditions of collaboration between EPFL and the non-academic partner (host) are defined in the agreement terms related to the EPFLglobaLeaders programme.
To formalize the collaboration between EPFL and the non-academic partner (host), the thesis supervisor and the non-academic partner (host) will have to sign a letter confirming acceptance of the agreement terms for the secondment.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 945363.