Advanced Photonic PRocesses for novel sOlar energy hArvesting teCHnologies


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APPROACH aims to support training and mobility of research and innovation talents across sectors, developing best practices for intersectoral talent circulation at the benefit of the participating widening countries. It is aiming to develop a reinforcing innovation ecosystem, creating an impactful collaboration between academia and businesses. The specific objectives are listed below.

  1. Identify a set of key competences that researchers need for a successful research career, both inside and outside academia
  2. Identify cases that illustrate how a competence framework and other tools can be successfully used
  3. Grow and enhance the human resources and capacity of the Widening partners to render them as respectable references for highly skilled researchers.
  4. Bring together regional, national, and international stakeholders within the APPROACH ecosystem and encourage the potential of solar energy conversion technologies to face far-reaching and people-centered transformative goals.
  5. Enhancement of the research/skill profiles and competences of the participating researchers and institutions.
  6. Creation of a mentoring community and assignment of mentors to early-stage researchers and innovators.
  7. Increased set of entrepreneurial and other transferable skills and competences of talents.
  8. Training on administrative and research management skills.
  9. Foster an innovation friendly environment towards the transformation of the Widening partners into an R&D and entrepreneurial pole on developing photonic processes for solar energy harvesting. APPROACH will lead a new age of academia-industry synergy.
  10. Achieve long-term sustainability of the collaboration.
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APPROACH aims to push forward the application and potential exploitation/valorization of the FORTH, UPOL PDOT, NoviNano and TSNUK know-how, through strong collaboration and well-designed research activities among the partners.

Top-class experts in the field of applied research and talent development, like IMEC, Solaronix and VAMK will provide training courses, as well as hands-on experience and on-demand training to young researchers originating from these widening countries.

Exchange of both young researchers and top-class experts is crucial for the successful realization of the proposal’s objectives.

As an end product, this collaboration will set the widening partners as players of excellence in the development of advanced photonic processes for novel solar energy harvesting technologies.