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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.
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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)

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HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 241 522,38

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 275 402,15

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 249 793,49

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 233 251,25

UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 241 522,38

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

EU Contribution

€ 275 402,15

RUDER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 220 844,57

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 143 241,06

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

IFG - INSTITUTE FOR SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 186 404,12

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 225 934,49

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 853 847,64

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 317169

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 537 036,71

  • EU contribution

    € 3 537 036,71

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom