The training programme attended by the ESRs includes 6 training objectives:
- Enhance the attractiveness of careers in health monitoring systems through advanced and interdisciplinary training from leading European and Chinese experts.
- Provide future employers with researchers that have broad skill sets, obtained thanks to important interdisciplinary interactions, a remarkable exposure to an international environmental (i.e. China), a significant experience in private R&D and an important set of transferable skills.
- Develop researchers with proven ability to turn knowledge into services and products aimed at facing current and future challenges.
- Create an active, life-long network of young researchers across sectors whose personal contacts, support and expertise will help Europe to deepen the understanding of health monitoring systems (integrating the potential of IoT and considering opportunities from other markets, such as China).
- Cascade expertise and spread good practice throughout Europe by personnel exchange and delivering researchers with potential to become academic or industrial leaders in the near future.
- Form researchers able to share their research with the wider research and stakeholders community, according to an Open Science approach.
In order to meet the above mentioned objectives, the HEART project provides training in three Core Skill Areas: specific research skills, interdisciplinary research skills and transferable skills.
- Specific research skills regards the skills needed to conduct individual research projects, and are declined for the different disciplinary approach of the topics encompassed.
Each session is organised by at least one project partner through specific in-house training sessions. Moreover, our researchers will attend at least three prestigious thematic scientific or industry oriented conferences targeted on their interests.
- Interdisciplinary research skills includes the application of a holistic approach to research, communication of research results to diverse scientific communities and integration of the knowledge and results of the other disciplines involved in the HEART project into the individual research projects, which implies the need for an understanding of the other researchers’ disciplines. In order to deliver these skills, six workshops are held and managed by Isinnova.
- The transferable skills, which receive particular attention, are delivered through Summer Schools at Jacobs University and at Philips Research China; interdisciplinary secondments and constant interaction, both virtual (through the Knowledge Platform) and physical.
The residual part of the needed skills shall be acquired autonomously by the researchers through the direct engagement in their individual research projects (training by research).