Sylinda summer school


Between October 17th and 21st, the first science management summer school, organized by the Sylinda project, has taken place on the premises of ALBA synchrotron. The school has focused on science management, industry cooperation and communication. In addition to the lectures, dedicated workshops have been by the leading experts from academia and the industry. Participants have also gotten hands-on experience in conducting industrial practices using synchrotron radiation at ALBA synchrotron.

All lectures and workshops which happened during the summer school have been recorded and are available at the Youtube channel of the SOLARIS Centre:



Below, you will find the profiles of our speakers, as well as the agenda of the summer school.

Meet the speakers

Preliminary agenda


Monday, October 17th:

11:00 Registration

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Welcome (Caterina Biscari, ALBA; Marek Stankiewicz, SOLARIS)

13:10 Introduction (Alejandro Sánchez, ALBA)

13:25 Synchrotron innovation opportunities (Klaus Attenkofer, ALBA)

13.55 CLAESS BL presentation (Laura Simonelli, Carlo Marini)

14.20 MSPD BL presentation (Alexander Missiul)

14.45 NCD-SWEET BL presentation (Eduardo Solano)

15.05 Coffee break

15.20 Practicalities (Marta Ávila)

15.30 BL practical sessions in three groups (Laura Simonelli/Carlo Marini (CLAESS), Alexander Missyul (MSPD), Cristian Huck (NCD-SWEET))

18:00 End

18:30 Bus to Hotel Exe Parc del Vallés

19:00 Welcome cocktail at Hotel Exe Parc del Vallés


Tuesday, October 18th:

9:00 Synchrotron radiation and Science marketing (Alexander Prange/ Josef Hormes, HN and Bonn University)

10:00 Science Communication session (Ana Belén Martinez, ALBA)

10:30 Coffee break

10:45 Industry engagement — a hands on session demonstrating engagement (Elizabeth Shotton, Diamond Light Source & Edward Mitchell, ESRF)

12:45 Lunch break

13:45 Innovation as a competitive advantage (Monica Mateu, mma innovation)

14:40 How to collaborate with industry (Franz J. Hormes, Bonn University)

15:15 Coffee break

15:45 SOLARIS industrial engagement and Sylinda (Piotr Ciochoń, SOLARIS)

16.10 HN industrial engagement (Jost Göttert, HN, remote presentation)

16:35 ALBA industrial engagement (Alejandro Sánchez, ALBA)

17.00 End

20:00 Social dinner


Wednesday, October 19th:

9:00 Ideas, Inventions and Innovations (Frieß Jessica, HN)

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Intellectual Property and legal aspects session (Susanne von Ameln, HN)

12:30 Lunch break

13:30 Proposal writing session and practical session (Jessica Frieß, Nina Hauptmann, HN)

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 End


Thursday, October 20th:

9:00 Research funding opportunities (Katarzyna Walczyk-Matuszyk, NCP of Poland)

9:30 Research funding opportunities (Cosima Schuster, DFG, remote presentation)

10:30 Coffee break

11: 00 Designing a research and transfer strategy (Markus Menkhaus, HN)

12:30 Lunch break

13:30 Innovation transfer session and practical session (Henning Lichtenberg/Jost Göttert, HN)

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 End


Friday, October 21st:

9:00 Industry case study (Ricard March/Jordi Fernandez, FERRO, Pere Borralleras, Master Builders, and LANXESS, Harry Zumaqué)

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Industry engagement discussion (Chair: Josef Hormes)

12:30 Wrap-up

12: 45 Lunch break

13:45 End