FORA was specifically designed to enhance the career prospects of young researchers and engineers, giving them a great career in industry or academia. Alumni of MSCA ETNs are very positive about their experience: they benefit from the training, research, collaboration, research visits and networking in such a large ETN.

Interested in a job in industry? With FORA, you can improve your skills (technical, project management, presentation, etc.) and earn a salary much higher than an entry-level salary. If you want a career in the industry, we expect that you will be hired in the companies in FORA–leaders in their field, or similar companies. For example, most of the graduates of RetNet (a similar smaller Training Network that is finishing) are working now at TTTech.

Interested in a career in academia? FORA gives you a head-start with excellent training and supervision from the best European researchers. The FORA training program teaches young researchers, interested in academia, how to conduct research, how to write publications, and how to apply for funding. The collaborations in the Training Network will lead to more publications and a larger academic network, giving you a competitive advantage on the academic job market.

  • Competitive salary and a full-time contract.
  • PhD degree. Outstanding supervisors, leaders in their field.
  • State-of-the-art research.
  • Top universities and companies in Europe and Silicon Valley. See the partners.
  • Long-term visits in other universities, companies within the network.
  • Network-wide events: 3 training schools, 2 summer schools, Project Conference.
  • Enhance your networking during the network events.

What are Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)?

FORA’s PhD candidates will receive integrated training across key areas (computer science, electrical engineering, control engineering, industrial automation, applied mathematics and data science) necessary to fully realize the potential of Fog Computing for Industry 4.0.

The funding comes from European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), which is very competitive, and given only to excellent consortia doing outstanding state-of-the-art research. The consortium is formed of 4 universities and 3 companies from Sweden, Denmark, Austria and Germany, and has associated partners also in Silicon Valley, USA.

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