MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE PROGRAMME – INNOVATIVE TRAINING NETWORK – EARLY STAGE RESEARCHER FELLOWSHIP – SMARTGYSUM: “IDENTIFYING ENABLERS AND BARRIERS TO FOSTER THE REPLICABILITY OF BUSINESS MODELS FOR GREEN ENERGY SYSTEMS”
SMARTGYsum (SMART Green energY Systems and bUsiness Models) project groups together leading European Universities and Institutions (the consortium is composed of 13 universities and 14 companies/institutions) to implement a multidisciplinary and innovative research and training program in the field of Energy market, Renewable Energy Systems and Business Models to foster a new green energy economy in Europe. During the three years program, Early-Stage Researchers (ESR) will acquire knowledge, methods and skills across a wide range of disciplines. Trained ESR will acquire technical and economical knowledge to break down barriers to the deployment of a green energy transition, such as market and social barriers (price distortion through externalities, low priority of energy issues, split incentives); financial barriers (investment, high up-front costs, lack of access to capital); information failures (lack of awareness, knowledge and competence); or regulatory barriers (restrictive procurement rules).
Bocconi University (UB) invites applicants for a Research fellowship with a focus on “Identifying enablers and barriers to foster the replicability of business models for Green Energy Systems”.
ESR will develop their activity at Bocconi University in Milan at GREEN research center, under the supervision of Prof. Edoardo Croci
In the context of the project, applicants may also apply for a PhD in Economics and enterprise at University of Extremadura (UEX), Badajoz, Spain. PhD fees are covered by Bocconi University for the three years PhD programme. UEX is responsible for PhD candidate selection and enrolment procedures. Further information about UEX PhD programme is available at the following link:
The research aims to identify and assess relevant enabling and hindering factors influencing the diffusion of innovative business models related to sustainable power energy systems and energy transition in the EU. Different dimensions and factors will be considered, e.g. regulatory systems, socio-economic contexts, market maturity and market trends, consumption behaviours and patterns, energy and climate policies, comparing different countries and regions in the EU. The expected result consists in providing a roadmap to foster replicability of business models related to technologies developed along the project across different EU countries.
The research will be contextualized in WP5 “Green economy models and Management Systems”, aimed at developing “Smart Collaborative Grids”, considering both technical and economic aspects related to sustainable business models. The research will be supervised by Edoardo Croci, Professor of Practice at Bocconi University, and co-supervised by Enrique Romero-Cadaval, Professor at University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain, where is planned a secondment of 2 months. Another complementary secondment of 4 months is arranged in France, by Siemens a technology company leader in the infrastructure sector, supply chains, and smarter buildings, where the ESR will be supervised by Dr Franck Sellier.
The student will acquire expertise in interdisciplinary fields, gaining through this training program a set of skills for a variety of careers: in academia; international organisations such as the World Bank, OECD, UNEP or European Commission; private/consultancy sector (eg, renewable energy firms, water companies, environment consultancies, etc), NGOs or high-profile positions in governmental institutions.
The ESR will take part in the whole research process, starting with the proposal of new ideas, going from the design to the experimental validation of prototypes in the laboratory and industry facilities, and finishing with the development of the business models.
Applicants are required to have an excellent academic background with a post-graduate degree or equivalent in Economics, Environmental or Energy economics, Management, Management Engineering, with expertise in policy evaluation and business model assessment. Applicants who are in the final phase of their master’s degree are also encouraged to apply but have to complete the master before starting the fellowship.
Motivation, the ability to work independently and in a team, an innovative and creative open mind are recommended. Competence in quantitative analysis (data mining, statistical analysis) and strong written and oral communication skills in English are also required.
Good skills with some of the following tools and software are recommended:
• Office package
• Statistical tools, like R (R Foundation for Statistical Computing), Stata, etc.
Prior experience on any of the following topics will be considered as add-value:
• Policy assessment
• Cost-benefit analysis
Applicants must satisfy the eligibility conditions for MSCA Early-Stage Researchers, i.e., they must have obtained their master’s degree in the past 4 years and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in Italy for more than 12 months in the past 3 years. Applications of candidates not fulfilling these eligibility conditions will not be considered.
Be eligible to enrol or be enrolled in the University PhD program:
- Application Procedure
For consideration, interested applicants should submit the required information by completing the form at https://www.smartgysum.eu/Home/Apply based on the instructions given. An attached document must be uploaded containing the curriculum vitae, a letter of interest and contact details of two references. All documentation should be in English and merged into a single PDF document. Please, note that applications that do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.
For further information, please contact Dr Eva Gonzalez-Romera (email@example.com) for questions about application procedure or Dr Annamaria Bagaini (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions about research objectives.
The call is also published at the following link: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/734430
- Preference for bachelor or master student:
- Master students
- grant covers up to 3 years (contract will be for 1 year with renewing possibility)
- Apply Before:
- Bocconi University
- Centre for Research on Geography, Resources, Environment, Energy & Networks
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- Link to the vacancy
- Tania Molteni
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