EIT Digital Summer Schools in TalTech
Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) has organized summer schools for EIT Digital since 2018.
In 2018 and 2019 the summer schools were part of the Digital Cities Focus Area, under the headline Integrating Personalised Mobility Solutions for Digital Cities.
- The summer school is built on group-work projects that are complemented with interactive lecture sessions with academics, mobility experts and practitioners, and visits to case organizations.
- The interaction with future mobility solutions’ visionaries and practitioners provides the students with the unique chance to get deep insights into the topic of personalized mobility solutions in digital cities.
- Students practiced business planning, business models and innovation specifics to mobility sector and developed their own prototypes.
- While the main attention of the two-week programme was on the project work, it was frequently enriched with topic-focused lectures and expert speakers.
- Students also attended meetings (and site-visits) with relevant practitioners for their cases.
In 2020 TalTech started organizing new summer schools for EIT Digital - Secure e-Governance and e-Health.
In 2020, the world changed. Digital health and e-services are now more important than ever. Countries across the world quickly switched to remote care, tried to figure out new ways to deliver treatments and gather data. It also affected our plans as summer school organizers and instead of welcoming our participants in person, we had to move the summer schools online.
- The e-Governance summer school students had to be able to adapt and develop desired skills and attributes using state of the art knowledge to come up with a feasible government related e-service project with the elements taught during the course. The online summer school took place in 2020.
- Regardless of the massive change in setup, the students of e-Health summer school were expected to build new technologies and new ways of delivering healthcare for the new normal and to start looking at health data from a new perspective. The online summer school took place in 2020 and in 2021.