Innovative Training Network iSwitch receives 'Étoiles de l'Europe 2019': IRIS Adlershof members Prof. Norbert Koch and Prof. Stefan Hecht support the project

10. December 2019

Innovative Training Network iSwitch receives “Étoiles de l'Europe 2019”

IRIS Adlershof members Prof. Norbert Koch and Prof. Stefan Hecht support the project

Logo: iSwitch

Logo: iSwitch

The Innovative Training Network iSwitch is awarded the "Étoiles de l'Europe" prize of the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation for its outstanding and European-oriented research. With this, the project, in which  IRIS Adlershof members Prof. Norbert Koch and Prof. Stefan Hecht were participating as Principle Investigators, now literally belongs to the shining "stars of Europe".

The award is given each year to twelve research and innovation projects initiated in France to reward and strengthen international cooperation in the field of science and technology at a European level. iSwitch was coordinated by Paolo Samorì, Professor at the University of Strasbourg, and since 2015 has brought together leading international research groups at the interface between chemistry, physics and engineering with the aim of educating and promoting the next generation of researchers in the emerging fields of materials science and nanoscience. The network consisted of 14 interdisciplinary academic and industrial partners from seven European countries (France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Great Britain and Switzerland).

In December 2018, the project funded by the EU under Horizon2020 ended successfully: The iSwitch training program qualified its young scientists for employment with leading global companies such as Johnson & Johnson, universities of excellence or prestigious research institutions. In addition, the knowledge gained and technologies developed in the project have provided significant impetus in the research field of optoelectronic devices, for example for the manufacture of artificial retinae and smart textiles such as special clothing, which can measure temperature changes and then adapt shape and color.

Contact:

IRIS Adlershof
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Zum Großen Windkanal 6, 12489 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 2093-66350
office@iris-adlershof.de
www.iris-adlershof.de