These last months about 265 applicants from all around the world (The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Brasil, India, Indonesia, Iran, Irak, Turkey, USA, Germany, Russia, Poland, South Africa, China, Kenya etcetera) reached out to us expressing their enthusiasm to join us in this joint European Industrial Doctorate by Atos and Radboud University. 24 candidates were invited for an intense interview regime consisting of four to five rounds of interviewing with either one or more members of the Selection Committee, the Steering Group and/or Coordinating team of the FINDER program, as well as our academic and business partners. Each candidate was presented with a couple to a few writing assignments regarding one of the workshops within the FINDER program.

The PhD fellows will start working at the Institute for Management Research (IMR ) of Radboud University in the course of this year as part of The Centre for Organization Restructuring as well as at Atos during their second year as a research secondment. In the mean while close interaction between Atos and Radboud will take form via lectures, training and exchange of the most recent insights on the fintech domain on both sides.

The IMR is the research institute of the Nijmegen School of Management. Their researchers carry out state-of-the-art research into complex problems of governance and management, in order to explain the causes of these problems, and to use that knowledge to create potential solutions. The IMR hosts researchers from business administration, economics and business economics, geography, planning and environmental sciences, and political science and public administration. The problems they study often call for a combination of knowledge and expertise from multiple disciplines, and for collaboration with societal relevant actors. IMR aims to create knowledge for society. Read more here .

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 120,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 13 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions through its Digital Transformation Factory, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across all business sectors. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, Unify and Worldline. Atos is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

To learn more about Atos FinTech program, please visit:

To find out more about the PhD fellows, please visit our project team page.

In the time to come this page will, amongst others, be featuring their research papers focussing on the working streams within the program. Read more information on the working streams here.