InnovaXN

A doctoral programme training PhD students on innovative projects

The programme

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. The programme is also 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.

Why InnovaXN ?

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

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

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

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

Why InnovaXN ?

  • A network icon

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

  • A community icon

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

  • A chip icon with purple background

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

  • A graph icon

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

News & Events

Science and Art: exploring the wonders of both

As Albert Einstein once said: “After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well.” The boundary between science and art is often a grey area but not for InnovaXN, where Ida Fazlic is using science […]

Grenoble - where industry meets academia for science

Why is Grenoble the perfect place for researchers, engineers, students and young scientists to build strong collaborations with industry? Thanks to its excellent research infrastructure, the presence of renowned research institutions, universities and the vibrant international research community, Grenoble represents for many years a great place to be for those involved in the field. Besides […]

InnovaXN Innovation and Entrepreneurship School 2022

Research using advanced infrastructures, such as the ESRF and ILL, supports the applied foundations for useful innovative technologies which will in turn help to determine the future path of humankind and the security of our planet Earth. Transferring results and working closely with industry, developing or significantly improving new products and processes, is central to […]

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Research Areas

InnovaXN is a Horizon 2020 MSCA COFUND programme providing an opportunity for 40 industrial companies to work with 40 PhD students, performing advanced research and exploiting the unique characterisation techniques of the ESRF and ILL.

Project round 1 and 2 _ industrial sectors