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

Welcome to the new InnovaXN PhD students

The ESRF and ILL has welcomed 4 more InnovaXN students to the InnovaXN programme This last month, we welcomed four new PhD students to the InnovaXN MSCA Cofund programme at the ESRF and ILL, bringing the number of students that have started their projects to fifteen for the first round. They will each be working […]

A virtual welcome to all students

The virtual welcome day for students was a success On Friday 30 October, students, Recruitment Advisory Board members, industrial and academic supervisors gathered together through a virtual meeting. After the programme overview presented by Jean Susini and Mark Johnson, co-directors of the programme, the students presented themselves and the industry driven scientific project they are […]

6 new InnovaXN PhD students begin their projects

The ESRF and ILL have welcomed new InnovaXN students to the programme. This October, we welcomed six new PhD students to the InnovaXN MSCA Cofund programme at the ILL and the ESRF, bringing the number of students that have started their projects to eleven for the first round. They will each be working for three […]

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