PhD summer school

The 2nd EIS Summer School on Energy Innovation Systems and their Dynamics was held 19-23 May 2014 at Scheelsminde, Aalborg, Denmark


Overall theme:

Complementary developments, competence clusters and the establishment of new energy technologies

The ‘EIS PhD Summer School on Energy Innovation Systems and Their Dynamics’ is an advanced course for PhD students that work with aspects of innovation and technological change in the energy area. The summer school brings together leading scientists in the field of innovation system studies in the energy area with a small group of PhD students to share their own and others’ knowledge and experience on the topic and to discuss research perspectives and research potentials in the field. Moreover, the Summer School will include a one day event of mutual discussions between researchers and practitioners in the energy area. The program is co-organized with partners in the Energy Innovation System (EIS) research alliance and is co-sponsored by the Danish Council for Strategic Research.

We seek to gather an exclusive group of PhD students, senior researchers and practitioners with a particular focus on the socio-economic and technological dynamics that shape innovation activities in the energy sector. Through lectures, presentations, discussions and informal exchanges with fellows within the innovation system and energy research field, the Summer School offers insight into central organizational frameworks as well as the possibility for interacting with peers and exchange of new ideas.





EIS PhD Summer school on Energy Innovation Systems and their dynamics

Globalizing networks and local anchoring


21-25 May 2012 

Scheelsminde, Aalborg, Denmark


The EIS alliance offers an advanced course for PhD students on Energy Innovation Systems and their dynamics in Spring 2012.

The purpose is to give PhD students overview and a theoretically and empirically based insight in the nature and characteristics of innovation system dynamics in the energy area, including analysis methods that are used to study them. Special attention will in 2012 be given to the theme Globalizing networks and local anchoring. 

The course is structured as a 5-day summer school with presentations and discussions by leading researchers in the field. There will be opportunity for getting input and feedback to the participants’ individual PhD projects. In addition,  a one-day ‘Expert Forum’ workshop will take place with participation of selected stakeholders and user organizations in the field.

4 ECTS points is granted to PhD studentsthat complete the course

Course fee: DKK 6000 (aprox. 800 euro)  including accommodation and all meals.

Please feel free to inform relevant colleagues about the summer school.

More information and how to apply here    

The EIS PhD summer school is planned to run again in 2014.