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Supporting Postgraduate Research with Internships in industry and Training Excellence

Objective

SPRITE is a multi-disciplinary European training network which brings together Europe’s premier research institutes in technology and applications of ion beams. Those involved are already actively collaborating, for example in the recently very favourably reviewed EC Infrastructure project SPIRIT.
SPRITE addresses the urgent European need - identified in a recent Foresight Review - to train the next generation of researchers in this multi- and supra- disciplinary emerging field. Through its Internship Mobility Partnerships (IMPs) SPRITE offers an innovative training package, providing the researchers with the opportunity to gain “real world” experience and “business facing skills” in the private and public sectors. In addition, ELVEs (European Laboratory Visit Exchanges) are an integral part of the training program. In combination with the IMPs, every ER and ESR will thus spend up to 30% of its time outside its host laboratory, part of this time in another EC country. Collaboration with the IAEA opens up a further dimension to SPRITE, enabling the researchers to put their research into a global context and to interact with scientists from all over the world.
Despite the numerous participants SPRITE is able to offer a “personalized” training program. For this purpose the “Action Planner”, a web-based training needs analysis tool, developed at the University of Surrey will be used. This maps on to the Researcher Development Framework, currently being trialled by the European Science Foundation. Action Planner allows the training for each researcher to be tailored to their individual needs and aspirations. In addition to individualized training, SPRITE organizes network wide training events, encompassing amongst others technical training and business facing skills.
In this way SPRITE researchers will leave not only as a brilliant and experienced researcher but also as a skilled manager, able to lead their own group.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 389 871,03
Administrative Contact
Claire Faichnie (Ms.)

Participants (12)

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 241 522,38
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rainer Maletti (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 275 402,15
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christophe Giraud (Mr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 249 793,49
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofie Heroes (Ms.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 233 251,25
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jadran Lenarcic (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 241 522,38
Address
Werner Heisenberg Weg 39
85579 Neubiberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christoph Greubel (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 275 402,15
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anaïs Desclos (Ms.)
RUDER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 220 844,57
Address
Bijenicka Cesta 54
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Milko Jaksic (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 143 241,06
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hans-Arno Synal (Prof.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Christophe Coste (Mr.)
IFG - INSTITUTE FOR SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 186 404,12
Address
Rudower Chaussee 29/31
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aniouar Bjeoumikhov (Dr.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 225 934,49
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Malhoa (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 853 847,64
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Sega-Buhalis (Ms.)