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SCIENCE MULTIVERSE - MEET THE HEROES OF THE RESEARCH COSMOS

Project description

Meeting research superheroes in Portugal

European Researchers’ Night enables everyday citizens to follow and engage with researchers and explore scientific progress. For the 2022 edition in Portugal, the EU-funded project Science Multiverse will continue this tradition with the theme ‘Meet the Heroes of the Research Cosmos’. Students, teachers, citizens and science enthusiasts will be guided through a multiverse of possibilities by a group of superheroes representing renowned researchers. Interactive activities and a tour around different themed universes will allow visitors and researchers to engage in settings of science education, communication and experimentation. The main event will be preceded by teasers in schools and communities and followed up on to ensure sustained use of the educational resources produced.

Objective

What if? Students, teachers, citizens, and science (current and future) enthusiasts will be invited to embark on an exploratory journey of discovery to our cosmos navigating through a multiverse of possibilities and questioning how our world would be without scientific progress. Guided by a group of superheroes (each a fusion of renowned researchers from our common history), participants will be engaged in diverse interactive activities, combining education and entertainment and organised thematically by each universe. This travelling tour around the cosmos will offer them a time visit to outbreaking research achievements and a “what if?” debate. What if multiverses were possible? What if that specific finding did not exist? What would be our life today if at some moment in our history researchers had chosen different careers? Science Multiverse is an immersive STEAM voyage of encounters and celebration that opens research and science to all, showcases researchers’ work and attracts the target audience (and especially those less inclined) to science and research activities. Uncovering daily life heroes, the proposed (pre-event, main event and post-event) edutainment activities will bring participants and researchers closer to each other in settings of science education, communication and experimentation around societal challenge and sustainable development goals. Using various formats, including hands-on stations, talks, workshops, storytelling & plays, and much more, the Night main event will be preceded by several teasers in schools and communities and followed by exploitation actions for sustained use of the educational resources produced (podcasts, stickers’ book with research bios, tutorials for teachers and DIY). Research centres, interface units, collabs, universities, schools, public authorities and other key players, such as MSCA fellows, will collaborate to make this journey possible and will celebrate together this Super European Researchers’ Night.

Coordinator

INOVA+ - INNOVATION SERVICES, SA
Net EU contribution
€ 288 625,00
Address
RUA DR AFONSO CORDEIRO 567
4450-309 Matosinhos
Portugal

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
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