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Accelerators for the environment: Announcing I.FAST's 2022 Challenge-Based Innovation programme

Students can now apply to the I.FAST project's programme, which will challenge participants to find new and innovative societal applications for accelerators


I.FAST project
In summer 2022, the EU-funded I.FAST project will challenge students to find new and innovative societal applications for accelerators. (Image: CERN)

I.FAST, an EU-funded project, announces the first edition of its Challenge-Based Innovation (CBI) programme.

24 Bachelor's to Master's -level students from different disciplines at various European universities will be selected to explore innovative ways in which accelerators and related technologies could be used to meet societal challenges related to Horizon Europe’s missions.

The programme lasts nine days, will be held in English, and will take place at the European Scientific Institute (ESI), located in Archamps, near Geneva. At the end of the programme, students will be invited to CERN to present their work in front of a jury made up of experts from knowledge transfer, industry, science and non-governmental and international organisations operating in fields related to the challenge.

Applications are welcome from students from all backgrounds and disciplines. Preference will be given to students in the second cycle of university studies (between their third and fifth years of university) and to those studying at universities located in countries that are members of I.FAST (see the list at https://ifast-project.eu/participants).

To apply, fill in the form at: http://www.ifast-cbi.particle-accelerators.eu/application/

The application form must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. (Geneva time) on 14 February 2022.

For more information and a detailed calendar of the programme, please read the full article on the I.FAST webpage.