FAU Digital Tech Academy 2019 – Application Deadline 20th January 2018

Zum Sommersemester 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.

FAU Digital Tech Academy Schedule

  • 20.01.2019                       End of application period
  • 21.01. – 22.03.2019        Selection process and phone interviews
  • 03. – 05.05.2019             Kick off with challenge selection & team building
  • 13.05.2019                      Competitor analysis (Evening Session)
  • 17. – 19.05.2019             Design Workshop („Spring School“)
  • 07.06.2019                      Validate Workshop
  • 28.06.2019                      Sports (Evening Session)
  • 05.07.2019                      Review Workshop
  • 08.07.2019                     Pitching (Evening Session)
  • 19.07.2019                     IoT Workshop
  • 26.07.2019                     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 Jan. 20th 2019): or For further questions please contact:

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