Marie Curie Project DESIRE

First International Summer School

"Theories of Creative Design"

for innovation in science and technology

Palazzo Feltrinelli – Università degli Studi di Milano

Gargnano del Garda (BS), Italy - September 20-26, 2009


The school will be open to 28 highly qualified, motivated students, 13 from the DESIRE project and 15 from outside. PhD students, young researchers or industrial professionals in the field are encouraged to apply. The applications will be evaluated as soon as they are submitted on the basis of their application date and the applicants’ curricula vitae (two-page résumé including reasons for participating in the school). The school is partially funded by the DESIRE network. No registration fee will be required. The admitted students are expected to cover their accommodation and dinner expenses (see Location & lodging).
We continue to accept applications until July 26th, 2009.


To be admitted to the school, the applicant has to fill in this form and send it together with the curriculum vitae (two-page résumé including reasons for participating in the school) to the Organizing secretariat by fax (+39 0259901652) or by e-mail (
The Scientific Committee of the summer school evaluates curricula vitae and selects applicants as soon as applications are received. Notification of acceptance will take place in few days. The accepted candidates will be invited to send a confirmation and to contact the Organizing secretariat for school registration and lodging reservation.


Efforts are currently underway to obtain scholarships to be awarded to deserving students.