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Identification of scientific contents in the daily life

Project description

Attracting young people to science and research

Promoting the understanding of research and scientific work to the public and especially to young people is essential for the identification of the connections between research and our daily life. The EU-funded LifeisScience project will focus on biotechnology and related disciplines with particular attention to food technology, waste management, renewable resources and health. The project is coordinated by the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) within the framework of the European Researchers’ Night in Austria, offering young people the opportunity to discover scientific content through lab visits, participation in experiments and open innovation science and discussions with scientists. Due to the unstable COVID-19 situation, most of the planned activities will be offered also virtually. The different activities will allow visitors to identify and understand connections between research and everyday life, encouraging their interest in science and research.

Objective

acib is planning an open event for the young general public in the frame of the European Researchers’ Night in Austria. Under the roof LifeisScience the visitors gain insights into the every-day work of researchers in the manifold fields of biotechnology and related disciplines as well as its impact to our daily life. LifeisScience offers to discover scientific contents along three dedicated story lines by visiting laboratories, contributing in experiments, interrogating scientists about buzzling questions, exchanging ideas in debates, participating in open innovation science, watching demonstrations and learning more on recent scientific discoveries. The story lines are food technology, waste management & renewable resources and health.
The different activities intend to allow visitors to identify connections between research and our daily life. The principle of collecting stamps for each activity and receiving a gift for absolved story lines aims to drive visitor’s motivation and, thereby, some may discover their passion for science and their preference for a research career.

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Coordinator

ACIB GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 91 862,50
Address
Krenngasse 37/2
8010 Graz
Austria

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Other funding
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