The 6 associate partners will complement our expertise and actively participate in most of the proposed activities. Partners from USA (GU, MIT) will share their insight into the US system of higher education. The private sector associates FA and ARESIS are SME companies offering a different perspective and insight into functioning of spin-off companies. UZH is an active participant who was initially included as a full member but appears as a partner due to formal reasons. SISSA will provide its provide complementary expertise in the field. They will provide external funding for ESR16 and will be fully integrated in the network. All partner organizations will host ESR secondments or research visits. As visiting scientists at NANOTRANS nodes, they will collaborate on joint projects and offer seminars and specialized mini courses.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT is a private research-focused university. MIT is a non-profit organization located in Cambridge MA, US. It covers all the major fields of scientific research and is organized in 5 schools. MIT supports collaborative research with other universities around the world and encourages academia/industry partnerships. MIT aims at carrying out cutting edge research and at opening up new fields of investigation to meet with social and economic demands. MIT in number: 10 000 students (6000 graduates), 900 professors, 80 senior research scientists, 3000 research/support staff (including post-doctoral associates)