Information for hosts

Who could be a host?

All iia members are welcome to be hosts of the Program.

All hosts are required to propose a project for development during the workshop and summer placement and a mentor, who will be the person who will guide the student during all the execution. You will need to host a participant for 8-12 weeks during the summer 2024 or later in the year.  The proposed project should be of general interest to the industry, as well as your company. It can, for example, be in an area that is new to you or requires skills that are not currently available. The iia will then make a targeted recruitment for participants in universities that are close to your location with a good reputation in that area, thereby creating links for the future. The project will be worked on by teams during the workshop and then by the selected participant during the placement.


As a host, you will be able to contribute to the students training, benefit from the work on your proposed project, gain access to trained potential new recruits and create or strengthen links to academia.

How to be a host?

If you would like to propose a project and host a placement student, please download, fill in and submit the Host Form to Rob Edgecock ( or contact Rob directly to discuss the possibility.

This form asks for a project title and description, the name of a mentor for this project and any requirements for the participant.

Note that a representative of your company will be invited to attend the workshop and will be able to give a presentation on the company.


If you need more information, please send an email to Rob Edgecock ( or to Paul Wynne (  

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