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Collaboration for Innovation, Transformation and Sustainability, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days


  • Why and how are organizations increasingly using collaboration as a strategic toll to develop their innovation activities? Which types of teams are better prepared to collaborate with external parties? How are collaborative networks built and how can they be managed effectively?
  • These are questions that have deserved ample attention from scholars, managers, and policy makers in recent years. This is not surprising since the increased complexity of innovation processes leads organizations to search beyond their own boundaries for valuable knowledge and skills that complement their own capabilities. Organizations are now part of open ecosystems where they cooperate with a diverse set of partners from business, civil society, academia and government.
  • The intense and diverse nature of this summer school will allow participants to acquire knowledge on both the specific topic of collaboration but also on the process of developing a PhD thesis. By bringing together several top scholars in the field, the summer school will also allow participants to develop a deep understating of research developed in the field of collaboration and create social ties that will be important for their future careers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
    • Duration description
      8 - 12 July 2019
  • Credits
    2 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The summer school will start on Sunday with a guided city tour that will be followed by welcoming drinks and a welcome dinner. This opening social event will be followed by five days of academic activities aimed at developing the knowledge and skills of the participants. 
  • On Monday, following the introduction to the summer school, there will a session focused on the process of writing a PhD thesis on the field of collaboration. 
  • Each of the following three days will be dedicated to specific level of analysis: Tuesday to team level collaboration, on Wednesday the focus will move to the firm level and on Thursday attention will be given to the role of networks. 
  •  On Thursday afternoon, the participants will discuss their work and reflect on the inputs that they got during the summer school.
  • On Friday the summer school will be closed with an open event focused on the interactions between policy and research in the field of collaboration. 


The summer school is designed for PhD students that are developing research in the field of collaboration and open innovation. Participants should be part of a PhD programme and should be developing a thesis in the field of collaboration. 


Preliminary list:

  • Prof. Dr. Dries Faems 
  • Prof. Dr. Pedro de Faria
  • Dr. Florian Noseleit 
  • Dr. Isabel Estrada
  • Prof. Dr. Gerben van der Vegt

        English Language Requirements

        This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

        Academic Requirements

        • The summer school is targeted at PhD students that are developing research in the field of collaboration for innovation and open innovation.

        Language requirements

        • It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          505 EUR/full
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 505 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
        • EU/EEA

          505 EUR/full
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 505 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
        • € 750 (including housing)

        Living costs for Groningen

        • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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