ESR TinyTOT project develops doctoral training at University of Oulu. Goal of the project is to develop doctoral training to increase doctoral student skills by including training of skills in innovation, business development and understanding of R&D driving needs of companies therefore, complementing skills and added value of new doctoral graduates to their future employers. Also, practices to increase co-operation and interaction between the students and the companies will be tested out.
As an example of practical actions of this project, a pilot courses will be carried out with Marie Curie EU COFUND/I4Future group of doctoral students. For example, business development course and multi-disciplinary courses will be organized to increase skills in terms of innovation.
Expected results of the project are increasing employment rate of doctors as well as the new courses and practices that are transferred and included into the doctoral training at University of Oulu.