Project SKIES

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Developing skilled scientists

The EU-funded SKIES project aims to provide for PhD and first year postdoctoral researchers in the field of astronomy with a new set of skills, integrating open science, innovation and entrepreneurship. With this, students will gain substantial experience equipping them for a career to fulfil their potential and to contribute to society and economy.

A ‘Train the Trainer’ programme is available to build the capacity of the teaching staff so that they have the training and tools to continue the programme beyond the life of the project. Additionally, an online training MOOC is available to support the partner and other organisations interested in running similar courses.


Copernicus ONDA DIAS Workshop

SKIES ONDA workshop replay now available

In June this year the SKIES project team organised an in-depth training workshop for the use of the ONDA platform, one of the official Copernicus DIAS (Data and Information Access Systems) platforms. This workshop has now been published online and can be watched here: Some of the learnings in this

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SKIES Warsaw: Career and Business Opportunities for PhD students

Almost 30 Ph.D. students from various Polish institutes attended the SKIES (SKilled, Innovative, and Entrepreneurial Scientists) training in Warsaw, on 18-19 of May. The workshop was organised by the Polish Astronomical Society as a part of a SKIES EU project led by Leiden University. The main topics discussed during the

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SKIES Workshop Heidelberg

IMPRS/SKIES workshop on Entrepreneurship

The SKIES (SKilled, Innovative and Entrepreneurial Scientists) project is an EU-funded programme involving astronomy and entrepreneurship/industry organisations from Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and South Africa. The project team organised a workshop on entrepreneurship for PhD students at the university of Heidelberg, Germany in January 2022. IMPRS-Heidelberg These partners collaborate

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SKIES training Portugal

SKIES Portugal: From Academia to the Rest of the World

The SKIES (SKilled, Innovative and Entrepreneurial Scientists) training in Portugal [held in April 2022] aimed at broadening the career perspectives of PhD students in Portugal, by improving their self-awareness and bridging the gap between the skills acquired in academia and those required in industry, private companies and non-research career options.

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Introduction to ONDA DIAS

Meet ONDA DIAS: Watch the Introduction Webinar

Earlier this week, Groundstation.Space hosted the free webinar “Introduction to ONDA DIAS”, in collaboration with Serco. Everyone who is interested in working with Copernicus data was invited to join. Franck Ranera, from SERCO Digital Solutions, explained about the services in ONDA. During the online event Franck shared tips and insights

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