Cutting-edge PhD training in bio-based industries is a critical necessity to tackle the challenges, risks and strategic opportunities of the rapidly evolving European bioeconomy. Talent4BBI will provide a unique opportunity for Early Stage Researchers to develop key skills, competencies and experience required by bio-based industries through a targeted programme for future bioeconomy leaders. Coordinated by BiOrbic Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre at University College Dublin (Ireland) over a 60-month programme duration, 11 ESRs will undertake PhDs of 48 months cohosted by academia and industry. ESRs will be recruited and co-hosted by a consortium of 16 partners across 8 Member States and 1 Associated Country (7 universities and 9 leading bio-based industries) with a wealth of collective experience in training talented mobile researchers. 3 additional partners will contribute their expertise to the training programme. In line with the principles set out in the Charter and Code and with the EU Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training, a unique practice-based pedagogy will enable graduates to thrive in an industrial and academic research setting and enhance ESR career opportunities in line with the MSCA COFUND work programme objectives. Talent4BBI’s selection process will be guided by principles of openness, transparency, merit, impartiality and equality for the ESRs. Talent4BBI will impact the European Research Area through developing a uniquely qualified and career-driven talent pool, driving effective cooperation between industry and academia, and boosting the development of bio-based industries.
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