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

The first InnovaXN PhD students begin their projects

The ESRF and ILL have welcomed their first InnovaXN students. This September marks the arrival of the first five PhD students for the InnovaXN Cofund programme at the ILL and the ESRF. They will each be working for 3 years on an innovative project in collaboration with industrial and academic partners, discovering the research techniques […]

InnovaXN second round projects selected

The Scientific Review Board has chosen 20 new projects for the second round the InnovaXN programme. For the second call of the InnovaXN programme, the 20 newly approved projects cover a wide range of research fields such as energy production and storage, pharmaceutical and biotechnologies, catalysis and chemistry, and advanced materials. They focus on industrial […]

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 […]

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