"Neither the promotion of science and research nor innovation are a priority in South Tyrol, a land of around 500,000 inhabitants with traditions in agriculture, skilled crafts and trades. Those committed to promoting research in the region try to engage both politicians and the general public by means of a wide variety of activities. One particularly important crowd-puller is the biennial Researchers' Night (LUNA) in Bozen-Bolzano. The Eurac Research - unibz - IDM consortium together with other partners will be opening their doors for the sixth time on September 27 2019, allowing visitors to have a proper look at the work of the scientists, to enter into discussions with junior and senior researchers and conduct experiments with them, to be amazed and to have fun. In addition, LUNA 2018 will be one of the rare opportunities for the public to visit the new NOI Techpark, where the most important South Tyrolean players in science and innovation will have their offices and laboratories and will work together intensively. As usual, all venues (the headquarters of the consortium partners and of 10 additional partners) will be linked by a free shuttle bus service. The Awareness Campaign will target around 300,000 people. The ever growing visitor numbers of the previous events (in 2014 the record number of almost 16,000 visitors was reached!) suggests that we should expect at least 10,000 interested individuals who will be keen to join us. This year's theme is ""Change and Challenge"", and from 17:00 until midnight, young and old will be able to see for themselves how South Tyrol's researchers play their part in studying the changes in our world (e.g. changes in society, climate change etc.) and in facing the challenges of the future, elaborating possible solutions for all of us. Interactive stands, competitions, games, shows and discussions will offer something for everyone, and above all provide personal contact with around 300 scientists and technicians."
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