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

CORDIS-EU spotted InnovaXN & Streamline projects!

CORDIS is the Community Research and Development Information Service, the European Commission’s primary source of results from the projects funded by the EU’s framework programmes for research and innovation, from FP1 to Horizon Europe. Its main mission is to bring research results to professionals in the field to foster open science, create innovative products and […]

International day of Women and Girls in Science: meet the InnovaXN female scientists!

On 22 December 2015, the Unesco General Assembly decided to establish an annual International Day to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February, is implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration with institutions and civil society partners that aim […]

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 […]

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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