European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations

European Industrial Doctorates (EID)

European Industrial Doctorates (EID) projects are composed of a minimum of two institutions from different EU Member States and/or Associated Countries and different sectors which provide a joint supervision and training of doctoral candidates. At least one institution must be from the "non-academic sector", preferably SMEs.

Doctoral candidates have to spend at least 50% of their time in the "non-academic sector". They have to be inscribed into a doctoral programme and jointly supervised by both sectors. The training programme should encorporate the "EU Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training".