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

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InnovaXN Innovation and Entrepreneurship School 2022

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Humans of ESRF showcases InnovaXN students

In 2018, the ESRF celebrated its 30th anniversary, 30 years of Science, 30 years of innovation, 30 years of contributions to the great challenges of our time, to a sustainable and peaceful world. To accompany this celebration, the ESRF launched Humans of ESRF, a blog that pays homage to the people from all walks of […]

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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