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.

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

InnovaXN round1 project areas.

Green light for the first INNOVAXN projects

The InnovaXN Scientific Review Board has selected 20 projects out of 60 received from European industry and their partners. These projects will become PhD thesis topics in the InnovaXN doctoral programme. The approved projects cover a wide range of research fields such as chemistry, catalysis, aerospace, automotive and consumer products. They focus on industrial research, […]

Students working alongside scientists and engineers at ESRF beamline ID21.

InnovaXN kicks off

InnovaXN, a five-year EU-funded Doctoral Programme for innovators using synchrotron X-rays and neutrons, has started. InnovaXN is a doctoral training programme bringing together the expertise of large-scale research infrastructures with the R&D needs of European industry. The programme starts today, 1 October 2019, and will run for five years. In preparation for the first round […]

Become an InnovaXN partner

InnovaXN is an exciting new COFUND programme with a core aim to enhance the exploitation of the ESRF’s and ILL’s X-ray and neutron beamlines for industrial R&D.

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