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Financing for supporting Research capacities and basic Research, by means of grants addressed to researchers (European Research Council), collaborative Projects developing Future Emerging Technologies (FET), grants for training and mobility (Marie Skłodowska Curie), as well as grants for research infrastructures.
Topic / Target >ITN-2015 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks


The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.

ITN will raise excellence and structure research and doctoral training, extending the traditional academic research training setting, and equipping researchers with the right combination of research-related and transferable competences. It will provide enhanced career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sectors through international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility combined with an innovation-oriented mind-set.

Expected impact:
- ITN will create and contribute to high-quality innovative research and doctoral training, build capacity, and have a structuring effect throughout Europe and beyond.
- Through research training provided by the institutions from different countries, sectors and disciplines, this action will trigger cooperation between organisations from the academic and non-academic sectors.
- It will enhance skills development and knowledge-sharing, enhancing researchers' employability and providing them with new career perspectives.
- ITN will shape future generations of entrepreneurial researchers capable of contributing effectively to the knowledge-based economy and society.
- In the long term, it will also raise the attractiveness of research careers and encourage young people to embark on this career path.


Start date: 02/09/2014
End date: 13/01/2015
Total budget
for this call: 370,000,000
(MSCA-ITN) H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 Marie Skłodowska-Curie action - Innovative training networks

Marie Curie actions

The specific objective of this programme is to ensure optimum development and dynamic use of Europe’s intellectual capital in order to generate new skills and innovation and, thus, to realise its full potential across all sectors and regions

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