WIT

 

 

Wit is an Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) Doctoral Programme cofunded by the EU as part of the H2020-Marie Sklodowska Curie Action Cofund, (Call 2020).

It is an International Doctoral Programme for talent attraction to Navarra offering 16 predoctoral contracts to excellent ESRs to develop individual research projects in three of the strategic research lines included in the S4 strategy of Navarre: Health, Automotion-Mechatronics-Advanced Manufacturing and Energy, with the Artificial Intelligence applied to the three previous areas as fourth transversal area.

The main strengths of Wit may be summarized as the following:

  • It develops ground-breaking research projects and provides top scientific training in the selected areas, at one of the two Navarrese universities; the Public University of Navarre (UPNA) and the University of Navarre (UNAV).
  • It contributes to three pivotal areas of the Regional Smart Specialization of the Navarra Region (RIS4).
  • Strengthening transnational mobility of excellent researchers of any nationality in Europe in the areas (RIS4).
  • It provides intersectoral, comprehensive experience through tight-knit cooperation between universities, non-academic institutions and private companies on a two-fold level: a) in the Navarre region and b) on an international level.
  • It fosters the acquisition of transferable skills through additional trainings, shorts stays and secondments in one of the outside-academia and non-academia partner organizations.
  • It boosts internationalization through short stays and research-oriented training at reputed partner research institutions worldwide.
  • Enhancement of the international networking and regional cooperation between academic and non-academic contexts.

Organizations involved

An international early-stage research ecosystem boosting the attraction of talented early-stage researchers

Colaboration with researchers from near 30 internationally-supported academic and industrial partners organizations

WIT is leaded by the Government of Navarre, (University General Directorate), in coordination with the Public University of Navarre (UPNA) and the University of Navarre (UNAV) as host-recruiting institutions.

WIT will involve academics and researchers from near 30 other internationally-supported academic, as well as industrial partner organisations focused on the Programme fields. This wil ensure an attractive, cross-sectoral and international ecosystem for incoming researchers by offering secondments, short stays, and training at industry.

It offers attractive conditions for doctoral training based on principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code for the Recruitment of researchers as well as the EU Principles for Innovative Doctorate Training.

NAME OF COLLABORATING UNIVERSITY/RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGICAL  CENTRE Country Sector/expertise
1. AIN- NAVARRE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION-CLUSTER ES Intelligent Systems, sensor& communications
2. LUREDERRA CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO ES Nanotechnology, materials, advanced environment
3. IDISNA- INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIÓN SANITARIA DE NAVARRA ES Health
4. NAVARRA BIOMED- FUNDACIÓN MIGUEL SERVET ES Health
5. CENER - NATIONAL CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY ES Energy
6. KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN BE Health, cardiovascular sciences
7. DZNE – DEUTSCHES CENTRUM FÜR NEURODEGENERATIVE ERKRANKUNGEN DE Neuroscience and nervous system
8. WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE IL Health, biomedical
9. YERKES NATIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER- EMORY UNIVERSITY US Neuroscience
10. FRIEDRICH ALEXANDER UNIVERSITY-INSTITUTE FOR BIOCHEMISTRY DE Immunology
11. THE FLOREY INSTITUTE-UNIVERSITY MELBOURNE AU Mental health
12. KING`S COLLEGE LONDON UK Health, Immunology / Bio-Engineering
13. THE INSTITUTE NATIONAL DE SANTE ET DE RECHERCHE MEDICALE -UNIVERSITE DE ROUEN FR Health, cardiovascular sciences
14. NEWCASTLE FIBROSIS RESEARCH GROUP-UNIVERSITY NEWCASTLE UK Health, cellular medicine
15. NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE-NIH US Health, Immunology
16. SCHOOL OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE NL Health, cardiovascular sciences
MAASTRICH UNIVERSITY
17. UNIVERSITÁ DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA IT Engineering
18. WROCLAW UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PL Electronics and computers
19. VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY US Computers
20. FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE - FHR DE Electromagnetics sensors
21. RESEARCH CENTER TGRAF ISEC LISBOA PT Graphic Technology
22. SLOVAK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY IN BRATISLAVA SK Engineering
23. ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA IT Materials science, nanoscience
24. NAITEC-CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO DE AUTOMOCIÓN Y MECATRÓNICA ES Automotive and mechatronics
NAME OF COLLABORATING INDUSTRIAL/ENTERPRISES Country Sector/expertise
25. ANTERAL, S.L. ES High Performance antennas, radar technology
26. MAKING GENETICS ES Genetic and epigenetic biomarkers
27. MG NUTRICIÓN 3G. S.L. ES Genetic and commercialization
28. CINFA ES Pharmaceutical
29. ALAN HODGSON CONSULTING LTD UK Security printing