In times of economic and social crisis and of innovative ideas, there are those who choose to invest heavily in young people, technological innovation and work.
SAPA with the Patronage of the Angelo Affinita Foundation advertises the European Competition “Angelo Affinita Award” at its first edition
3 awards, for a total of 22,000 Euros, will be awarded to graduation theses, research fellowships or research projects for the best graduates and doctoral students (or who are writing their theses) of European universities wishing to give a deep change to their university and working life
The 3 awards will be distributed as follows:
1° prize equal to € 10.000,00
2° prize equal to € 7.000,00
3° prize equal to € 5.000,00
The competition notice begins on 3 April 2017 to end on 30 July 2017. After a period of evaluation of all the theses arrived and complying with the competition notice, the award ceremony in December of this year will take place.
All young graduates and doctoral students (or who are currently writing their theses) of all the Italian and European Universities can participate.
The prizes will be awarded to the authors of the most innovative Graduate thesis and PhD thesis applicable to topics related to the following areas:
- Automotive Engineering,
- Materials Engineering,
- Chemical engineering,
- Mechanical engineering,
- Automation Engineering,
- Industrial chemistry,
- Other technical disciplines related to the Automotive industry
For the graduate theses, the competition is reserved to new graduates who have completed a degree in disciplines related to the topics of the competition between 2015 and 2016.
For the PhD Thesis, the competition is open to those who have achieved the title between 2014 and 2016.
There will be a special Scientific Committee that will judge the best graduate thesis, consisting of three university professors and three expert technicians appointed by SAPA, as well as two independent experts appointed by the Angelo Affinita Foundation.
The participation in the call takes place through a dedicated web page – www.premioangeloaffinita.it and www.angeloaffinitaawards.com – where candidates can fill out a form with their own data, upload the abstract of their thesis and all the necessary documents.
SAPA is always looking for young talents and collaborations with the professors of the best Italian and European universities. For this reason, in addition to the scholarship there is a unique opportunity for students who will participate in the call.
In fact, SAPA reserves the right to offer one or more participants a real employment contract, to actually develop and realize the research work in the company. It is a great incentive to give value and bet on the future of today’s and tomorrow’s young talents
SAPA has chosen to promote this competition announcement because it strongly targets the technological innovation: only during the last two years the number of patents filed have doubled.
In this sense, the collaboration with Universities and university professors is essential, as evidenced by the words of Roberto Pantani, professor of Transportation Phenomena at the University of Salerno and who collaborated with SAPA