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“Towards a Portuguese Participation in the European Spallation Source (ESS) Project” On-the-Job Training at CERN Filipa Baptista Coelho, Agência de Inovação S.A. ITN - Lisbon, 29th January 2010
Agência de Inovação is essencially dedicated to the promotion of innovation and technological development with a view to facilitating closer ties between research activities and the portuguese business sector.
Administrative Protocol between Agência de Inovação and CERN, for the on-the-job training of Portuguese Technical Graduates, signed in 1996. • Agência de Inovação offers opportunities for advanced training to young portuguese graduates in CERN, in technological areas where the competence of this organization is internacionally recognised and that are of strategic importance for the increase in the competitiveness of portuguese companies.
Training from 12 to 24 months at maximum. • Applications are considered by selection committees wich are organised by Agência de Inovação. • CERN gives the final approval.
Areas of Training • Data Handling • Cryogenics • Instrumentation for Accelerators • Ultra-High Vacuum • Radiation Protection • Particle Physics Experiments • Development of Conventional ans Super-Conducting Magnets • Image Processing
Areas of Training • Power Supplies • Control Systems • Surface Treatment • Computing • Technology Transfer
Financial support: Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, through the Foundation for Science and Technology (1) CERN gives a complement of 500 CHF/month – first year and 800 CHF/month – second year
Main Areas of training between 1996-2009 • Accelerator Physics • Civil Engineering • Computing • Data Handling • Experimental Physics • Experimental Applied Physics
Main Areas of Training between 1996-2009 • General Engineering • Materials Science • Mechanical Engineering • Surveying
Areas of Training for 2010 • Computing • Accelerator Physics • Mechanical Engineering • Data Handling • Applied Physics • Experimental Applied Physics • Electrical Engineering • Electronics Engineering • Materials Science • Surveying • Civil Engineering • Chemistry
Current Situation of the 137 trainees • Training (18) • Industry (national or abroad) • Master or PhD • Creation of the enterprise itself • Staff CERN • Unpaid Associate at CERN • User CERN • Fellow at CERN
SUMMARY – Comments on the Program • Very positive experience • Basic for a bigger credibility and visibility in the labor market • Added value in the c.v.
Contacts Filipa Baptista Coelho Agência de Inovação Tel: 00 351 21 423 21 00 e-mail: email@example.com