FAU Digital Tech Academy 2018/2019 – Application Deadline Aug. 26th 2018

Zum Wintersemester 2018/2019 startet die „FAU Digital Tech Academy”, gefördert durch das Bayerische Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst & das Zentrum Digitalisierung Bayern, einen neuen Durchgang des „Digital Tech Fellows” Programms.

Ab sofort können sich Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden aller Disziplinen der FAU für das einjährige englischsprachige extra-curriculare Qualifizierungsprogramm bewerben, sofern sie sich für die Themen Digitalisierung, Technologie, Innovation und Unternehmertum interessieren. Die Anzahl der Teilnehmenden pro Durchgang ist auf 25 Personen begrenzt.

Nähere Informationen auf Englisch:

Educating Digital Changemakers – Be Part of Something Unique

The “Digital Tech Fellows” is FAU’s new program open to outstanding digital talents from all FAU degree programs and faculties and a great opportunity for all those who are interested in digitization, entrepreneurship and innovation. Work in interdisciplinary teams, get in touch with international expert coaches and mentors, and develop creative solutions and your own pristine and validated business model. Within one year, you will learn the newest state-of-the-art innovation methods and work in a small team on your entrepreneurial challenge. Choose either your own start-up idea or one of the highly enticing projects from our company partners. You will work with 24 other handpicked talents from FAU as well as our international expert coaches and mentors – a unique chance to widen your professional network globally.

All these skills and networks we provide will distinguish you significantly from other founders and entrepreneurs in your later work-life. In addition, at the end of that one year, you will have developed a first prototype and your own pristine and validated business model empowering you to enter your chosen market. On top of that, some participants will get a highly exclusive grant to visit one of the top universities worldwide to work on the international perspective of their project.

Schedule & planned workshops for the first semester:
  • 26.08.2018:                      End of application period
  • 02.09. – 28.09.2018:       Selection process and phone interviews
  • 26./27.10.2018:              Kick off with project partners,challenge selection & team building
  • 09.11.2018:                      Trend Analysis I Workshop
  • 16.11.2018:                      Trend Analysis II Workshop
  • 23.11.2018:                      Discovery Workshop
  • 18.- 20.01.2019:              Design Workshop („Winter School“)
  • 15.02.2019:                      Validate I Workshop
  • (01.03.2019:                    Validate II Workshop )
  • 15.03.2019:                      Review Workshop
  • 26.04.2019:                      Decide Workshop

*) The workshops are organized as Block-Seminars on Fridays / Saturdays to make it easier for you to participate along your regular curriculum. These dates are preliminary and subject to change.

More information about the program and application (till Aug. 26th 2018): or For further questions please contact:

For some impressions of Digital Tech Fellows first batch, visit the DTA on twitter and facebook: