PhD programme in Industrial innovation - in cooperation with Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) of Trento

The Call for applications for PhD Program in Industrial Innovation (39 cycle, a.y. 2023/2024) is open.

In List of Calls for Phd positions, announcements of selection from past years are available.

Opportunities within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP)
New doctoral positions fully funded by scholarship are available for admission to the PhD Programmes cycle 39 (a. y. 2023/2024).
More information at

Announcement of selection - A.Y. 2023-2024

Rector's Decree no. 865 of August 1, 2023, published in this webpage on August 3, 2023
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Positions: 12 +1
Scholarships: 2 +1
Positions without scholarship reserved for employees engaged in highly qualified activities: 9
Supernumerary positions: 1

The Academic year starts November 1, 2023
Duration of the PhD Programme: 3 years

May also be admitted on additional positions candidates selected by special committees for admission related to specific international mobility programmes in which the University of Trento participates

application/pdfBando 39_ENG_INNIND(PDF | 284 KB)

How to apply

To partecipate to the selection procedure, fill in the application online within the deadline.

Deadline for application: September 6, 2023, hrs. 4.00 PM (Italian time)

Applicants are advised to register well in advance of the deadline. The University shall not be considered responsible for any dysfunctions due to technical problems and/or overload of the communication line and/or of the OS, for the loss of communication due to incorrect address details or late communication about possible change of address of the candidates, or for any other problem and delay due to third parties, unexpected cases or circumstances beyond one’s control.

Details about funded positions

Positions and scholarships increased after the publication of the call are in bold 

A – Development of novel catalyst layers for proton exchange membranes for water electrolysis (FBK - UFI CELL spa)
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)

C - Augmented imaging for minimal invasive robotic surgery (ValueBiotech srl) - published on August 25, 2023

Positions without scholarship reserved to employees of partner companies (working on highly qualified research activity):

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

For information about positions and scholarships with reserved research topics and additional scholarship see the dedicated webpage.

Scholarships that will be available after the publication of this call can be selected by using the entry “Other” in the proper section of the online application, and specifying the title of the additional scholarship in the research subject. Applicants who have already closed and sent the application before the publication of additional scholarships can apply for those scholarships using an additional online application available from September 7, 2023.

Examination’s schedule and results

Assessment schedule: from September 12, 2023

List of exclusions of incomplete applications: published on September 13, 2023

Final ranking: published on September 25, 2023

application/pdfFinal rankings_INNIND_39(PDF | 209 KB)
application/pdfINNIND_39_Esclusione domanda incompleta(PDF | 121 KB)

Deadline for enrolment: 
Position with scholarship: October 3, 2023
Position without scholarship (or positions without scholarship reserved to employees of partner companies): October 25, 2023

Information about first year enrolment procedure available at the related web page.

Useful links

Last update: September 25, 2023