Awarded the EIT Label in 2016
As global and EU populations increase along with well-being and welfare, consumption per capita is also increasing. In the EU especially, consumption has outpaced production, particularly with respect to the more complicated, resource-intensive technologies and products that have become part of daily life. As a result, the importance of recycling and the circular economy will continue to increase in order to diversify our sources of supply and meet our needs.
AMIS is a Master programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability. The primary objective of the programme is to provide students with an understanding of the full raw materials value chain and a mindset for innovation and entrepreneurship focusing on sustainability. AMIS tackles this challenge by focusing on three themes – all of which are central themes of EIT RawMaterials:
- Substitution of critical or toxic materials in products and for optimised performance
- Material chain optimisation for end-of-life products
- Product and services design for the circular economy
AMIS focuses primarily on metal and mineral raw materials. However, bio-based and polymer materials are covered in terms of their substitution potential, as well as other materials in the context of multi-material product recycling.
AMIS aims to train T-shaped professionals – experts in a particular raw materials discipline with an overview of the entire raw materials value chain. T-shaped professionals also work closely with industry to explore how innovation and entrepreneurship can strengthen the market uptake of raw materials solutions.
Through the programme, AMIS students will become experts in the field of raw materials, particularly in sustainable functional materials, while gaining a holistic view of the value and process chain.
AMIS is a two-year programme:
Year 1 takes place at Grenoble INP, Aalto University or TU Darmstadt. Once students have chosen their entry university, AMIS provides a general curriculum in Materials Sciences, including mandatory courses in Advanced Functional Materials and Innovation, Business and Entrepreneurship.
Year 2 is the specialisation year and takes place at one of the five consortium partner universities. Year 2 includes mandatory courses in Advanced Functional Materials with a specialisation in materials interfaces, nanomaterials, ceramics or hybrids, as well as the Master thesis, a research and development experience in material science jointly supervised by home university professors and host non-academic partners. Student mobility is an integrated part of the programme, involving study at two of the five consortium partner universities, depending on your chosen speciality. Year 1 and Year 2 must be taken at universities in different countries.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training
- Project-based courses (Inno Projects I and II) focusing on the development of business models for the commercialisation process of new technologies.
- The one-week intensive summer school working in teams on industry case studies to create new or significantly improved products, services, processes, policies, new business models or jobs.
- Inno-mission Internship: work experience in a company or research organisation developing a solution-focused approach by translating innovations into feasible business solutions and the commercialisation of new technologies.
- Practical work on various industrial projects integrated with innovation and entrepreneurship content.
Professional Profiles after Graduation
- Interested in sparking innovation in the raw materials sector?
- Keen to become entrepreneurial and start your own company?
- Motivated to find real solutions to environmental and societal challenges?
- Interested in hands-on learning in industry and research companies?
Eligible candidates must have a Bachelor degree in Science, Technology or Engineering (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science) or its equivalent, as well as an English language certificate.
- €1,000/year for EU students
- €8,000/year for non-EU students
For students beginning in September 2019, EIT-Label scholarships from EIT RawMaterials of up to €9,000 per student are available with additional financial support for student involvement in conferences, summer schools and other events. For information on how EIT-Label scholarships will be awarded and who is eligible, please contact the coordinating university directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last updated October 5, 2018