network training

Training in the ENHANCE network

The ENHANCE Consortium recognises the fact that the world changes quickly, especially in high-tech industries. Products’ development times and lifecycle is shortening, knowledge develops quickly and the work environments change as quickly as the markets themselves. This opens a much wider scope of opportunities for new career paths, however, also leaves room for increased complexity from the technical, social, commercial and ethical standpoints. The ENHANCE network is committed to prepare the ESRs, who joined the beneficiaries to develop the research programmes that constitute the ENHANCE project, to face the technical challenges that will be met along the way but also to tackle the emerging work market trends and provide them with the necessary transferrable competencies by leveraging on the wealth of knowledge and international experience of its members in the fields of materials, modelling, devices, systems for energy harvesting and future vehicles. The Consortium provides, either locally or at a network level, the trainings by means of lectures, seminars, summer schools, workshops and online e-learning, web-based, tools; the ESRs also have the opportunity to complement their training with tailored specialisations programmes as specified in their Personal Career Development Plan (PCDPs) that define in a detailed way the structure of their PhD programmes.


The main training categories on which the network focuses span from practical research skills to broad-based multidisciplinary training in principles of theory and experiments which are necessary for the ESRs to develop their research projects; commercial skills such as intellectual property protection, knowledge transfer and product commercialisation are also a focus point that will give the researchers a solid knowledge base to be leveraged in both the academic and non-academic environment. Teaching and transferrable skills such as project management, modern teaching methods, innovation management, assessment and review skills complement the extensive training plan put in place by the ENHANCE network.

- Recommended training by category -

Transferrable skills

           Fundings and project management 

-  Funding

-  Research data management

-  Research collaborations

 Scientific writing and publishing

-  Fundamentals of manuscript preparation

-  Writing skills

-  Technical writing skills

-  Fundamentals of publishing

-  Finding the right journal

-  Ethics


-  Fundamentals of peer review

-  Becoming a peer reviewer

-  Going through peer review

 Time management

-  Inventing the perfect day: daily routines of famous scientists

-  Productivity tips from the world’s greatest scientific minds

• Career planning and job search

-  How to make the most of your PhD capabilities and find fulfilling jobs

-  Writing an effective CV,

-  Make a career in research

-  Researchers career toolkit: grants, publication tips and applying for your next post

-  Non-academic research careers: A PhD’s guide to standing out from the crowd

-  Job search strategies for early career researchers

-  Research in Academia or Industry? How to transition both ways and succeed

-  Resumes, CVs & Cover Letters

-  Interviewing Advice

-  Sample Teaching and Research Statements

 Presentation skills

-  Ensuring visibility

-  Storytelling: 7 Principles for Greater Impact

 Interpersonal and communication skills

-  Introduction to Interpersonal Communications,

-  Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques

-  Lost in Translation: How to Communicate Across Cultures

-  Make Body Language Your Superpower

-  Matt Abrahams: "How to Make Your Communication Memorable"

• Gender bias

-  Gender Bias and the ‘glass cliff’ phenomenon: Interview with Professor Michelle Ryan

-  Gender bias in the workplace: Practical steps to take for change,


-  The psychology of self-motivation | Scott Geller | TEDxVirginiaTec,

-  A healthy work-life balance,

 Record keeping

-  Academic Research Record-Keeping: Best Practices for Individuals, Group Leaders, and Institutions

Lifelong learning and teaching skills

• Pedagogical strategies

-  To teach or not to teach? Tips and insights on how to combine lecturing and research well

-  Teaching strategies,

 Modern teaching, learning and assessing methods

-  Confessions of a Converted Lecturer: Eric Mazur

-  Assessment: The Silent Killer of Learning / Eric Mazur [Dudley Herschbach Teacher/Scientist Lecture]

-  Eric Mazur: Memorization or understanding: are we teaching the right thing?,

-  Just in Time teaching