CoACH (Advanced glasses, Composites and Ceramics for High Growth Industries, www.coach-etn.eu) is a 4 year project coordinated by Politecnico di Torino and supported by the European Commission through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action. It provides an innovative and inter-sectorial doctoral training for young researchers in prestigious academic institutions as well as private companies. CoACH, which includes five academic partners and ten private companies from seven different European countries, promotes international excellence in glass, ceramic and composite science and technology, modelling, design, characterization and commercialization of advanced glass, ceramic and composite based products. In the CoACH project, 15 recruited PhD researchers are currently trained in creative, independent problem solving under time and resource constraints. This is typical of a scientific and technical working environment in continuous contact with the industrial world, through inter-sectorial and interdisciplinary secondment and mobility activities between academia and industry. CoACH provides training-through-research in:• Glasses and composites for HEALTH care industries. • Glasses, ceramics and composites for the ENERGY production and ICT industries.• ENVIRONMENTALLY-friendly, low cost glass, ceramic and composite materials.Its scientific goals, based on specific needs expressed by industries, have strong potential for excellent research and technological development and for disseminating and converting the results into social and economic benefits.