Sylinda summer school


We are happy to announce that between April 4th and 8th October 17th and 21st, a summer school, organized by the Sylinda project, will take place on the premises of ALBA synchrotron. The school will focus on science management, industry cooperation and communication. Dedicated workshops will be led by the leading experts from academia and the industry. Participants will also get hands-on experience in conducting industrial practices using synchrotron radiation at ALBA synchrotron.

Participation in the summer school is free of charge and the number of participants is limited to 30. Participants from the partner instutions of the Sylinda project will have the costs of the travel and stay in Barcelona covered by the poject. Early Stage Researchers (in the first four years of their research careers, who have not been awarded a doctoral degree), Early Career Researchers (up to 7 years from the date they were awarded a doctoral degree) and young scientists are eligible for participation.

Applications in the second round of recruitment are open until May 31st !

Please, contact the local representatives of the Sylinda project for more information about how to apply:

  • SOLARIS Centre: Piotr Ciochoń (piotr.ciochon[at]
  • Alba Synchrotron: Marta Ávila Pérez (mavila[at]
  • University of Bonn & Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences: Susanne von Ameln (susanne.vonAmeln[at]

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

Meet the speakers

Preliminary agenda


Monday, October 17th:

11:00 Registration

12:00 Lunch (ALBA canteen)

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

13:20 Introduction (Alejandro Sánchez)

13:40 Invited Speaker: Innovation as a competitive advantage (TBA)

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

15:15 Synchrotron innovation opportunities (Klaus Attenkofer)

15:50 Coffee break (short get together and networking)

16:20 SOLARIS industrial engagement and Sylinda (Piort Ciochoń)

16:50 HN industrial engagement (Alexander Prange)

17:20 ALBA industrial engagement (Alejandro Sánchez)

17:50 Practicalities

18:00 End


Tuesday, October 18th:

9:00 Research funding opportunities (Katarzyna Walczyk-Matuszyk)

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

10:00 Research funding opportunities (TBA)

10:30 Coffee break

11: 00 Research funding (Markus Menkhaus)

12:30 Lunch break

13:30 Proposal writing (Jessica Frieß, Nina Hauptmann)

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Proposal writing – practical session (Jessica Frieß, Nina Hauptmann)

18:00 End


Wednesday, October 19th:

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

10:30 Coffee break

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

12:30 Lunch break

13:30 Innovation transfer (Henning Lichtenberg, Jost Göttert)

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Innovation transfer – practical session (Henning Lichtenberg, Jost Göttert)

18:00 End


Thursday, October 20th:

9:00 Synchrotron and Science marketing (Alexander Prange, Josef Hormes)

10:00 Science Communication  (Ana Martinez)

10:30 Coffee break

10:45 Industry engagement at other facilities (Elizabeth Shotton)

11:45 Industry engagement at other facilities (Edward Mitchell)

12:45 Lunch break

13:45 CLAESS beamline presentation (Laura Simonelli)

14:15 MSPD beamline presentation (François Fauth)

14:45 NCD beamline presentation (Marc Malfois)

15:15 Coffee break

15:30 Beamline experiments – practical session (Laura Simonelli, François Fauth, Marc Malfois)

18:00 End


Friday, October 21st:

9:00 Industry case study (Richard March/Jordi Fernandez, FERRO, Pere Borralleras, Master Builders, TBA)

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Industry engagement discussion (Chair: Josef Hormes, Alejandro Sanchez)

12:30 Wrap-up

12: 45 Lunch break

13:45 End