The main objective of OrgBIO is the establishment of a world-class training platform on organic bioelectronics. Education along with science and entrepreneurial mindsets and attitudes is the core of the OrgBIO training programme, which aims at excellence and innovation, at all level. OrgBIO will help to achieve this by the various training elements of the project. Training of the project OrgBIO will be divided into four distinct programs: individual research projects, local training and network-wide training and secondments. To guarantee the training and transfer of knowledge a number of special methods will be undertaken. A personal career development plan will be maintained for each trainee while developing a collaborative research programme. Local training in terms of lectures, seminars and tutoring will be provided, where the research fellows will be supervised directly by the host institution. The network-wide training will offer opportunities to the all Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and Experienced Researchers (ERs) to exchange the experiences. They will have diverse research-oriented courses and transferable skills which are suitable to their career plan.
Individual research project
Each research fellow will work on his own scientific project, with a topic matching the overall scientific goals. As such, the individual research projects for the young research fellows in the OrgBIO will obtain significant skills in the following areas: chemical and biological sensing, microsystems technologies, lab-on-a-chip systems, low-cost flexible electronics, printing techniques, biomedical diagnostic tools, polymer electronics, analytical measurement, material science, and device physics.
Each recruited young researchers will have the secondment opportunities at the partner institution of the OrgBIO consortium. We have considered that each ESR/ER may have two kinds of secondment, one in the academia and the other in the industry. This enables to enhance their scientific knowledge through the lectures and seminars during their secondment in the academia. Each secondment is correlated to the work packages, young researchers therefore will work on the relating topics to the project OrgBIO. Furthermore, secondments at the industrial partners will be recognised with a certificate of industrial praxis.
ESRs and ERs will receive training in themes that correspond to the four research work packages of OrgBIO, involving concepts and expertise from chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science and engineering, physics, physical chemistry and electrical engineering.