PitchD: Call for Contributions 2021

Are you a PhD candidate at Politecnico di Torino?

Take the opportunity to participate in the new edition of PitchD seminars: the PhD’s Pitch. The seminars organized for sharing PhD knowledge at our University. Improve your public speaking skills and share your research with students, other PhD candidates and academic staff. Take the opportunity to meet people interested in your work and ready to collaborate with you, or just prepare the speech for your next conference. Give a glimpse of your experience so far (conferences, abroad periods, publications and so on). The aim is to present to a broad audience the research carried out in our university, eventually motivating students to undertake this path in their future career.

Participation as a speaker is open to all PhD students (external candidates from companies and other universities are also considered). At the end of the event, an IEEE certificate of attendance will be provided.

Each PitchD seminar is scheduled as follows:

  • A brief introduction to the IEEE student branch and the PitchD seminars.
  • Brief introduction of the first speaker.
  • First speaker speech (15 minutes)
  • First speaker question time (5 minutes)
  • Brief introduction of the second speaker
  • Second speaker speech (15 minutes)
  • Second speaker question time (5 minutes)
  • Brief introduction of the third speaker
  • Third speaker speech (15 minutes)
  • Third speaker question time (5 minutes)
  • Acknowledge and certificate presentation
  • Social buffet and networking time (*)

(*) Due to COVID-19 Pandemia, the event is currently performed in an online form. We strongly invite the IEEE members to join the Student Branch Telegram channel (you can find the link in the email, or you can contact us). We always share the call link on the group. We really appreciate IEEE members to join the call together with the speakers and the technical staff. After the event, the streaming will be interrupted and we can do some networking among members and with the speakers.

IMPORTANT: the seminars are recorded and published on YouTube. If you have any problem with disclosing your speech or you just don’t want to be published on YouTube, you MUST communicate it in advance. The PitchD will be open to everybody, and you will be in any case on the flyer (title, abstract, picture), yet the video will not be available on YouTube nor recorded.

The application can be done by writing a message to us at any moment (using the email, the contact form or contacting us on social platforms). The seminars will be held for the entire year, therefore there is no official deadline for the application. You are invited to send us the required material as soon as possible so that we have time to inform the audience about your speech. Yet, the attendance can be confirmed without sending the whole material. The slides of the speech can be brought the day of the speech, no need to send them in advance.

What to send us:

  • Title of the speech
  • Picture of the speaker
  • A brief abstract of the speech (around 150 words)
  • A brief description of the speaker (who you are and what you do)

For any doubt or question do not hesitate to contact us! We are looking forward to your participation! The participation in the event, either as a speaker or in the audience, is free of charge.


During the last year, we improved collaboration with the directors of PhD programs. The seminars will be recognized as external activities for the PhD candidates in:

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (EECE).
  • Metrology

Three hard skill hours can be obtained by speakers, one hard skill hour can be obtained for who attend the seminar in the audience (max. 5 hours). During the event, it will be possible to register for obtaining a certification valid for the above-mentioned PhD programs.

You can find all the previous Pitchd Seminars here: LINK

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