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

Anastasia MOLOKOVA

Catching up with Anastasia Molokova

Elucidating the deactivation pathways of Cu-zeolite-based industrial DeNOx catalysts   Anastasia joined the InnovaXN programme in September 2020. Her PhD project at the ESRF is focused on the operando XAS for deNOx catalysis in collaboration with Umicore and the University of Torino. The project consists in using synchrotron radiation to monitor the oxidation state and […]

Fernanda Alvarado

Catching up with Fernanda Alvarado Galindo

Shining light, neutrons and X-rays on liposomes Fulfilling the project Fernanda joined the InnovaXN programme in September 2020. Her PhD project at the ILL is focused on the formation of liposomes – spherical lipid nanocontainers used in drug delivery. The project partners up the ILL, Evonik and the Technische Universität of Berlin. It mainly aims […]

3 last round 1 students

Welcome to the last InnovaXN PhD students for round 1

Three round 1 InnovaXN students have started their projects at the ESRF These last few months, we have welcomed three new PhD students to the InnovaXN MSCA Cofund programme at the ESRF. The three students, Ida, Ilya and Maureen, are the final three students out of eighteen recruited for the first round of projects. They […]

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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