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Scientific Breakthrough Program: results from the first call for projects

Published on : July 17, 2018

As part of IDEXLYON, 6 projects were selected from the call for the Scientific Breakthrough Program to receive funding of up to 1.2 million euros per project.

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The Université de Lyon put out the Scientific Breakthrough Program (SBP) call for projects in December 2017, in order to maximize the academic clout of the IDEXLYON project. Over thirty applications were submitted during this first call for projects.

The IDEXLYON Academic Group (which includes the Research and Training Vice-Presidents as well as representatives from national research organizations) consulted with experts from outside the group to preselect 15 projects. Representatives of each project were then interviewed by the IDEXLYON group’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).
The SAB was congratulatory of the high quality of the projects presented, and after the interviews, it issued a list of 6 extremely promising projects, which was fully approved by the IDEXLYON project’s Executive Committee on May 29, 2018.

These six selected projects each include a small number of teams from about twenty laboratories from the Lyon Saint-Étienne site, each one coordinated by a project leader. Each project will be awarded funding up to 1.2 million euros over a 3-year period to conduct innovative and ambitious research activities that address major scientific and socio-economic issues.

Two of these six projects will be hosted at the ENS de Lyon :

Machine Learning & Data Science for Complex and Dynamical Models (ACADEMICS)

Main project leader: Pierre Borgnat, research director at CNRS.

Sedimentation and propulsion of particles in turbulent flows
Main project leader: Mickaël Bourgoin, research director at CNRS.

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