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LUnga notte della ricerca - Lange NAcht der Forschung 2014

Objective

In the alpine province of South Tyrol (500,000 inhabitants) science and innovation do not have a long tradition, but as everywhere they are crucial for the future development of the economy. LUNA (LUnga Notte della ricerca – Lange NAcht der Forschung), which takes place every other year, is a great opportunity for the population to get in touch with scientists, to learn about research projects in the region and to have fun with scientific themes. The main organisers of LUNA are committed to creating a tradition for science and innovation in South Tyrol, organising different science events at planned intervals: LUNA every second year, science cafés every summer, activities for schools throughout the school year, etc. LUNA will be organised for the fourth time on 26 September in Bolzano/Bozen, the principal town of South Tyrol with 100,000 inhabitants. Once again a consortium comprising the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen, the Free University of Bolzano /Bozen and Techno Innovation South Tyrol will be the main organisers with their headquarters used as the major venues. A further five to seven additional partners (businesses, museums and other research institutions) are expected to open their doors as well. The Night will thus transform Bolzano into an exciting science park, where children and adults will be able to have fun with science at up to ten different venues connected via a free shuttle service. An intensive Awareness Campaign will ensure that about 300,000 people will be aware of LUNA. We expect around 14,000 – 16,000 visitors. From 5 pm until midnight we will show our guests, how “Science makes you fly” – which is the main theme for this year’s event. People will be given the opportunity to participate in many different interactive presentations, games, quizzes, experiments and science performances. They will have the chance to talk, enjoy themselves, eat, drink and even dance with experts and scientists from many different discipline

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action
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Coordinator

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 37 016

Participants (2)

LIBERA UNIVERSITA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 18 508
Address
Piazza Universita 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TIS - TECHNO INNOVATION SOUTH TYROL SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 18 508
Address
Via Siemens 19
39100 Bolzano (Bz)
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)