The ArtMoMa Project
Artificial molecular machines have the potential to revolutionise medical treatment, material design, and energy conversion for the benefit of the European and global community. Key fundamental aspects have been studied and the findings were awarded with the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Now it is time to guide the research further towards game-changing implementations that utilise well-controlled movement of molecules and orchestrate them in large systems. The ArtMoMa ITN project intends to :
- push the current scientific boundaries further and to explore entirely new directions of fundamental research towards technologically relevant implementations; and
- educate and mentor 15 curious and highly capable ESRs to form a critical mass of fully skilled young professionals acting as multipliers to develop technologies across Europe.
The network is built on synergies and complementarities between leading scientists (with for instance the involvement of 4 Nobel Prize Laureates), world-class institutions, training partners, and the incorporation of several industries as drivers – ranging from start-ups to SMEs to global players – from all over Europe.
In the medium- to long-term, we have the joint vision to create new and sustainable education structures with strong involvement from key stakeholders and including industry. This will build a continuous stream of leading European scientists who will create further knowledge and innovations in the future, ranging from processes to products to services and resulting in economic growth and leadership in this field.
The H2020 ITN program
Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers. The goal is to train a new generation of creative and innovative researchers, able to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit in the Union.
Key activities shall be to provide excellent and innovative training to early-stage researchers at post-graduate level through interdisciplinary projects, including mentoring to transfer knowledge and experience between researchers or doctoral programmes, helping researchers to develop their research career and involving universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, SMEs and other socio-economic groups from different Member States, associated countries and/or third countries. This will improve career prospects for young post-graduate researchers in both the public and private sectors.