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The project is funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme under the People Programme. The duration of the project is 48 months, starting from 1st December 2012. This network brings together 9 international partners, 1 associated partner, 11 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) and 4 Experienced Researchers (ER).

SpinIcur (from spin currents) is a training network of European experts dedicated to providing state-of-the-art education and training for early stage (post graduate) and experienced (post-doctoral) researchers.

SpinIcur concentrates on an aspect of spintronics – pure spin currents– and specific technical goals to develop a high level of industrial involvement and strong collaborations across the network of ten leading European research groups and companies. The overarching objective of this network is to significantly enhance the employment prospects of the 11 PhD students (ESRs) and 4 Post-doc (ERs) by:

  1. choosing a scientific subject that has high impact and is close to exploitation,
  2. ensuring that all researchers receive complementary skills training that is relevant to industry and academia,
  3. providing projects in world-leading laboratories, with world-class personnel and collaborating with industrial giants (IBM or Hitachi),
  4. ensuring that all the researchers spend a secondment with our industrial partners.