The Doctoral School established numerous direct connections with industrial circles and it is willing to start cooperation with companies, even developing training and research activities on common interest topics.
PhD candidates provide added value for companies with a strong innovation attitude, which have the opportunity to invest on young persons with high-quality scientific competences through an intense exchange of knowledge and the integrated use of competences.
PhD candidates constitute the main instrument for transferring a true culture for the progress within a business system, thanks to their sensitivity and ability to manage innovation and their creativity put in the service of elaboration and the realization of projects and services. Thanks to the cooperation with PhD candidates - developers of new knowledge and ideas - it is possible to transfer theoretical know-how into industrial and applicative contexts; this is especially true for those companies which cannot manage internally systematic activities of R&D for reasons of dimension and organization.
The most common means of collaboration with the Doctoral School is the financing of a PhD scholarship. On this matter Politecnico has gained significant experience over the years, and partnerships with external institutions are continuously increasing, despite the difficult economic period.