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, 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

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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

Catching up with Louise Colin

Understanding the properties and interaction of antibody solutions Louise joined the InnovaXN programme in September 2020. Her PhD project at the ILL is focused on the microscopic dynamic properties of antibody solutions in collaboration with Lonza AG and the University of Tubingen. The project consists in improving the injected properties in drugs for therapeutic uses. […]

Catching up with Samuel Winnall

Developing smart drug delivery Samuel joined the InnovaXN programme on the 7th September 2020. His PhD project at the ILL is focused on the interaction of intelligent drug delivery vehicles with model biomembranes in collaboration with AstraZeneca and the University of Manchester. The project aims to gain fundamental understanding of the interactions underpinning a range […]

InnovaXN posters at the User Meeting 2021

Three InnovaXN PhD students presented their projects at the User Meeting poster session.   The annual User Meeting organised by the ESRF took place on the 8th February 2021. The User meeting provides an opportunity for users and scientist working at the ESRF to present their work through a presentation or a poster. This was […]

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