InnovaXN

Doctoral programme for innovators with X-rays and neutrons

Project

InnovaXN is a doctoral training programme bringing together the expertise of large-scale research infrastructures with the R&D needs of European industry.

Supported by an H2020 MSCA COFUND Programme, 40 PhD students will study a wide variety of subjects driven by industrial challenges, focussed on exploiting the advanced characterisation techniques of the large-scale European facilities in Grenoble, the ESRF and ILL.

The equal opportunity policies of the ESRF and ILL have been in place for many years. These policies focus on
gender balance, cultural diversity and inclusion of disabled staff.

Research Areas

Materials Science
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Life Science
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Soft Matter
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Chemistry
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Microchip
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Nanotechnology
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Engineering
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Agriculture & Food
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Why InnovaXN ?

  • To train young researchers in advanced synchrotron X-ray and neutron techniques in an international, innovative and multidisciplinary environment

  • To bridge the knowledge gap between Europe’s world-leading research infrastructures and the industrial world

  • To create a community of uniquely-skilled ambassadors to industry by recruiting and training 40 international PhD students

  • To contribute to the development of breakthrough technologies for science, industry and society

Why InnovaXN ?

  • To train young researchers in advanced synchrotron X-ray and neutron techniques in an international, innovative and multidisciplinary environment

  • To create a community of uniquely-skilled ambassadors to industry by recruiting and training 40 international PhD students

  • To bridge the knowledge gap between Europe’s world-leading research infrastructures and the industrial world

  • To contribute to the development of breakthrough technologies for science, industry and society

News & Events

First round applications start with a bang!

Applications for the first 20 PhD positions are closed. The InnovaXN COFUND programme is delighted to have received more than 1,200 applications for the first 20 PhD positions available. This is a great response to our first call. All applications are now being studied with short listed candidates to be interviewed in May and successful […]

InnovaXN Kickoff meeting: start of a 5 year doctoral training programme

The new Horizon 2020 programme cofunded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND, was officially launched on Friday 14th February 2020.    “This programme will increase the synergy between large-scale research infrastructures and the R&D needs of the European industry”, explained Jean Susini, ESRF director of research and co-director of the programme as he gave the opening presentation […]

InnovaXN to launch with a kick-off meeting in Grenoble on 14 February

A meeting to bring together the partners of the InnovaXN Doctoral Training Programme has been organised for 14 February 2020. The meeting will feature presentations introducing a selection of the InnovaXN PhD projects and signature of a collaboration agreement between the three Grenoble-based partners, ESRF, ILL and UGA. The PhD project partners from industry and […]

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