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

The Call for applications for PhD Program in Industrial Innovation (38 cycle, a.y. 2022/2023) 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 38 (a. y. 2022/2023).
More information at https://www.unitn.it/en/phd-nrrp-calls.

Announcement of selection - A.Y. 2022-2023

Rector's Decree no. 652 of July 12, 2022, published in this webpage on July 12, 2022
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Positions: 17+9
Scholarships: 10+5
Positions without scholarship: 3
Positions without scholarship reserved for employees engaged in highly qualified activities: 3+4
Supernumerary positions: 1

The Academic year starts November 1, 2022
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

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How to apply

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

Deadline for application: August 23, 2022, 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 red (indicated with +)

A, B – Quantum Technologies for Imaging & Communications (University of Trento in collaboration with Leonardo S.p.A)
C – Characterization and modeling of graphene-enhanced polymer composites for high-performance structural applications (University of Trento in collaboration with Leonardo S.p.A.)
D – New Accelerated Computing Technologies for Model Base Digital Twins and AI Frameworks (University of Trento in collaboration with Leonardo S.p.A.)
E – Domain adaptation from generated data to real domain (University of Trento in collaboration with Leonardo S.p.A.)
F – Frugal NLP for operative context (University of Trento in collaboration with Leonardo S.p.A.)
G – Unified Foundation models for Speech-to-Speech Translation (Fondazione Bruno Kessler in collaboration with Naver Labs Europe)
H – Artificial Intelligence for Digital Transformation (Fondazione Bruno Kessler in collaboration with Dedagroup S.p.A.)
I – Innovative technologies and processes for digital transformation and sustainable development in the large infrastructure sector (University of Trento in collaboration with SWS Engineering S.p.A.)
J – Super-resolution ultrasound imaging using monodisperse ultrasound contrast agents (University of Trento in collaboration with Solstice Pharmaceuticals B.V.)
K – Fair and transparent machine learning models for talent selection (Fondazione Bruno Kessler in collaboration with Gi Group) - additional (published on 27.07.2022)
L – Highly efficient, integrated, parallel digital machine learning architectures for imaging systems (Fondazione Bruno Kessler in collaboration with Sony Europe B.V.) - additional (published on 27.07.2022)
M – Innovative detectors for THz/IR sensing and imaging systems (Fondazione Bruno Kessler in collaboration with Sony Europe B.V.) - additional (published on 27.07.2022)

N – Scalable and parallel tensor algebra programming for irregular applications (Università di Trento in collaboration with Huawei Technologies Switzerland AG) - additional (published on 29.07.2022)
O – Text mining pipeline for capturing and organizing information from unstructured and heterogeneous text sources, automated semantic analysis and interpretation, with application in various business domains (Università di Trento in collaboration with Techvisory S.r.l.) - additional (published on 08.08.2022)

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

AE - Hybrid approaches for multiscale mathematical modeling integrated with machine learning in industrial pharmaceutical applications (reserved to employees at Fondazione The Microsoft Research – University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (COSBI))
BE - Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision in agro-forestry and environmental applications (reserved to employees at FOS S.p.A.) 
CE - Optimisation for a process model applied to a research cleanroom (reserved to employees at FBK) 
DE - Security & Trust - Connected, Cooperative, Automated Mobility (reserved to employees at Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GbmH)  - additional (published on 27.07.2022)
EE - System security (reserved to employees at Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GbmH) - additional (published on 27.07.2022)
FE - Digital and Data Sovereignty: secure, controlled, and trustworthy data exchange (reserved to employees at Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GbmH) - additional (published on 27.07.2022)
GE - Cybersecurity validation of security architectures for vehicles for defence and off-road applications (reserved to employees at Iveco Defence Vehicles S.p.A.) - additional (published on 03.08.2022)

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

Applicants who will have already closed and sent the application before the publication of additional scholarships can apply for those scholarships by an additional procedure, information will be available on-line.

Examination’s schedule and results

Assessment schedule: starting from September 8, 2022 (the assessment may last for several weeks)

List of exclusions of incomplete applications: not available
List of exclusions for not recognized qualification: not available

Final ranking: published on September 26, 2022

Deadline for enrolment:
Position with scholarship: October 4, 2022
Position without scholarship (or positions without scholarship reserved to employees of partner companies): October 10, 2022

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

Useful links

Last update: September 26, 2022