Elvira Fortunato creates a vídeo for International Women’s Day

SYNERGY coordinator Elvira Fortunato was chosen, by the French Presidency of the EU, to join a group of 27 inspiring women from Europe for International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th.

27 videos were made, in which these women talk about Europe and the very diverse activities in which they have excelled. They are physicists, songwriters, chefs, activists, police inspectors, top athletes, and they all have brilliant professional careers.

“I was surprised by the choice of my name made by the French Presidency of the EU in this very important initiative on International Women’s Day, and it is also worth mentioning the fact that science was the sector contemplated to represent Portugal”, says Elvira Fortunato to Expresso.

To read more and to watch Elvira Fortunato’s video contribution, click here.

Upcoming: SYNERGY Webinar ‘High-Resolution Printing for Active Components on Flexible Foils’

SYNERGY is hosting a virtual event that will be held on Tuesday 26th April, spanning from 11:00-12:30 CET, hosted by two speakers. Dr. Jaakko Leppäniemi, senior scientist and project manager at VTT, will speak from 11:00-12:00 on ‘An Introduction to High-Resolution Printing Methods’, followed by Liam Gillan MSc, research scientist at VTT, who will speak from 12:00-12:30 on ‘Strategies for Print-Patterned Electrodes with Metal Oxide Thin-Film Transistors’.

There are no participation requirements, however registration prior to the event is compulsory to attend. To register, click here.

SYNERGY coordinator Elvira Fortunato receives a €150,000 grant from the European Research Council

SYNERGY coordinator Elvira Fortunato receives a €150,000 grant from the European Research Council for her project “e-GREEN: From forest to electronics: green graphene”

“The e-GREEN project aims at the direct formation of graphene-based 3D patterns [supposedly the thinnest material in the world, formed by a two-dimensional layer of carbon atoms organized in hexagonal structures] for the formation of printed circuits on recyclable flexible substrates, avoiding the need to use scarce, non-ecological metallic materials in addition to costly processes, pollutants and delays”


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Elvira Fortunato is awarded a ‘Proof of Concept’ grant

Congratulations to SYNERGY coordinator professor Elvira Fortunato who has been distinguished by the European Research Council (ERC),the most reputable institution for granting funds for scientific and technological research in Europe, for the third time. The ERC awarded a total of 166 ‘Proof of Concept’ grants, each worth €150000, to European researchers, including to Professor Elvira Fortunato.

For more information click here.

Upcoming: SYNERGY Webinar ‘Can we be scientists without the rules?’

SYNERGY invites you to attend our upcoming webinar ‘Can we be scientists without the rules? Few words about practical, socio-economical, and ethical implications of good scientific practice’. The virtual event will be presented by Dr. Malgorzata Kopycinska-Müller, currently working at Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems. The webinar will be held on Thursday 24th February at 11:00 CET, aiming to show that the rules of good scientific practice have an impact beyond the scientific community.

There are no specific participation requirements to join, however registration prior to the event is compulsory. Register by clicking here.

SYNERGY- Opportunities for Secondments

In the frame of SYNERGY project, several opportunities for secondments are being promoted in four renowned European Research Institutes, Fraunhofer-Institut für KeramischeTechnologien und Systeme IKTS, POLITO – Politecnico di Torino, Tyndall National Institute – University College Cork, and VTT-Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Each Institute is proposing different themes, directed at Masters Students, PhD Students and Post-Doc Students in Materials Sciences and Engineering, Micro- and Nanotechnologies, Energy Systems and Green Energy Power Control.

To read about the involved themes and to find out how to get involved, click here.

UPCOMING: SYNERGY Webinar on ‘Integrated energy conversion/storage devices’

SYNERGY invites you to attend our upcoming webinar on “Integrated energy conversion/storage devices: towards planar architectures and emerging concepts “, hosted by Associate Professor Federico Bella, from Politecnico di Torino – POLITO. The webinar will be on Tuesday 14th December 2021 at 15:00 CET and aims to show how solar cells and electrochemical energy storage units can be merged. Whilst there are no specific participation requirements, registration is compulsory to attend.

You can still register by clicking here.

For more information please go to the Virtual Training Courses section at https://synergyproject.eu/events/virtual-training-courses/