WP5 – Legal Frameworks for the Development of the New Industrial PhD Path for SMEs

The first main GIENAHS objective in this WP5 was to identify the different rules applied for the regulation of industrial PhDs at national level in the six partner countries, in order to define the legal framework for the implementation of the new joint Industrial PhD path SMEs oriented. Six National Reports were prepared on the legislation status in the participating countries recording the existing situation on Industrial PhD regulations. According to the related findings, a compared analysis is under development with the aim of elaborating a proposal for harmonization to bring to the attention of the European Commission.
In addition, three studies were conducted on:

  • the legislation of six countries in terms of labour disciplines that rule the participation of employees in industrial doctorate paths;

  • the procedures adopted by universities in each partner country to implement joint path with foreign partners;

  • the EU procedure for the recognition of the new Industrial PhD path for SMEs.

The integrated reports, which report the results with respect to these three studies, are under review and will be available on the project website by July 2020.