i-CONN was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) project funded by the European Commission, under their H2020 program. The network consisted of 11 Universities and three partner organisations across Europe, and brought together scientists from Astrophysics, Computer Science, Ecology, Geomorphology, Hydrology, Neuroscience, Systems Biology and Social Science.

The goal of i-CONN was to train a new cohort of researchers specialized in the developing field of Connectivity Science who will be capable of developing interdisciplinary approaches to connectivity across a range of disciplines and real-life applications in the next five to 10 years.

i-CONN recruited, and trained, 15 young Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to become experts with a unique skill set that includes interdisciplinary scientific techniques, through bespoke training courses and through a series of secondments to partner institutions across the EU.

ESRs worked on:

  1. developing the theoretical underpinning of connectivity science for applications in complex systems;
  2. developing a unified framework of methods and approaches that can be applied across disciplines;
  3. exploring applications of Connectivity Science to understand, adapt to and manage complex systems.