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, incorporating the elements of Open Science 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.
• Recruitment and training of each researcher for up to three years. The researcher is hired under an employment contract and benefits from a monthly living allowance, social security cover, a mobility and family allowance;
• Research costs including the organisation of joint activities and conferences;
• Management and overhead costs.
The budget is € 442 million. Partnerships take the form of collaborative European Training Networks (€ 375 million), European Industrial Doctorates (€ 32 million) or European Joint Doctorates (€ 35 million). The deadline is January 17, 2018.