InnovaXN second round projects selected

The Scientific Review Board has chosen 20 new projects for the second round the InnovaXN programme.

For the second call of the InnovaXN programme, the 20 newly approved projects cover a wide range of research fields such as energy production and storage, pharmaceutical and biotechnologies, catalysis and chemistry, and advanced materials. They focus on industrial research, with supervisors from both industry and academia for each project.

The 20 students to be recruited will start in September 2021. Recruitment details for this second round will be posted towards the end of this year.


Distribution of the selected projects amongst industrial sectors.

Distribution of the selected projects amongst industrial sectors.


The InnovaXN programme, supported by H2020 MSCA COFUND, will allow a total of 40 PhD students to study a wide variety of subjects driven by industrial challenges, focused on exploiting the advanced characterisation techniques of the large-scale European facilities in Grenoble, the ESRF and ILL, over a five-year period.

The programme is co-directed by Dr Jean Susini (Director of Research, ESRF) and Prof Mark Johnson (Science Director, ILL).

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