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European Joint Doctorate in Functional Materials Research

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 641640

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 779 224,56

  • EU contribution

    € 3 779 224,56

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX

France

Objective

EJD-FunMat is a European Joint Doctoral programme in the field of functional materials research.
EJD-FunMat is embedded in an existing research network, with previous experience in co-tutelle doctorates , but the project will add new major elements, with the strategic aim of becoming a permanent reference European Joint Doctoral School in Materials Science and beyond.
The key innovative aspects of the programme are:
- Research in PhD clusters: The 15 PhD projects are grouped into 6 thematic clusters: Photocatalysis, Transparent Conductors, Lead-Free Piezoelectrics, Photonics, Cellulose-based Polymers, Bone Tissue Engineering. Each cluster has 3-4 academic, and several industry partners, thus forming a small-scale collaborative project. This concept will (i) will be a practical training in interdisciplinary teamwork for the PhD candidates and (ii) provide a critical mass of researchers with the potential to achieve breakthrough research and innovation, compared to individual PhD projects. Additional, locally funded PhD projects will be added to the clusters.
- Industry partner for each PhD: All PhD candidates will spend time in industry research laboratories, and will interact with industry throughout their project.
- Joint supervision rules centered on a series of common Deliverables for all PhD candidates, to be achieved during the PhD project
- Training in eco-design and life-cycle analysis of materials: topics such as critical raw materials and materials recycling have become crucial issues
- Training in project and risk management
- Training in industrial intelligence, entrepreneurship and innovation skills
- Development of a sustainable framework for a joint PhD School. This strategic goal is based on 4 components:
- scientific excellence
- development of a legal framework for exploiting the research results
- joint rules for co-tutelle PhDs, and joint PhD diplomas
- attracting additional funding for PhD scholarships, during and after the project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX

Address

Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 788 626,80

Participants (8)

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 476 712,72

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 501 120

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 501 120

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 641640

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 779 224,56

  • EU contribution

    € 3 779 224,56

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX

France