- 23 - 24 April 2018 Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland
The employability of ESRs is enhanced by work-experience outside academia. To that end, all ESRs’ training includes 5 months of non-academic sector (industrial) secondment during which part of the research of relevance to the secondment host and to which the host can contribute strongly will be carried out. The Industrial Beneficiary and Partners host secondments averaging 5 months for each University based ESR.
To further enable collaboration, most secondments are arranged so that two or more ESRs spend time at the industrial host together. All involve moving to a different country, increasing international exposure. ESRs additionally spend an average of 1.5 months each on Academic Secondments in order to collaborate and share know-how and results within research themes and to broaden experience.