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Nanosciences Live in Science Centres and Museums

Objective

"The NANOTOTOUCH proposal aims to create innovative environments for the broad public to learn about and to discuss nano research by directly involving the actors of research themselves. We propose to do this by taking the laboratory environment and the research work out of enclosed academic campuses and relocating them right in the midst of the public in science museums and science centres. Three science museums and three science centres will closely cooperate with local university partners to create three permanent Open Nano Lab locations (in Munich, Milan and Gothenburg) and three Nano Researcher Live areas (in Mechelen, Tartu and Naples). In these places the visitors will experience “live” the day-to-day practices and processes of nano research conducted by young scientists. This peer-to-peer dialogue on an equal basis between lay public and nano-researchers not only creates a bidirectional feedback, it also minimises the expert-to-lay bias (“top-down"" approach) inherent present science communication processes with authoritative top researchers. In order to prepare the young scientists for this novel method of communication, NANOTOTOUCH also includes a strong communication skills training component. NANOTOTOUCH will also establish new role models for choosing science as a career: young adults thinking of entering science will be able to discuss various aspects with young researchers who themselves made this decision recently, whilst upcoming researchers will learn that communication is a self-evident part of their professional identity. Thus, NANOTOTOUCH pushes science communication to its extreme, merging communication and research in a powerful way and responding to the need for more transparency and accessibility in science. Furthermore, the strong synergetic network approach of the project enables contents and models to be developed for further distribution and implementation in educational and scientific communities."

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-CSA-2
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES MUSEUM VON MEISTERWERKEN DER NATURWISSENSCHAFT UND TECHNIK
Address
Museumsinsel 1
80538 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 229 354
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Kernbach (Dr.)

Participants (13)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 555
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang M. Heckl (Prof.)
FONDAZIONE MUSEO NAZIONALE DELLA SCIENZA E DELLA TECNOLOGIA LEONARDO DA VINCI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 140 170
Address
Via San Vittore 21
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Xanthoudaki (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 176 015
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Podestà (Dr.)
UNIVERSEUM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 108 070
Address

40020 Goeteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sten Ljungström (Prof.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 176 015
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Westerlund (Ms.)
Technopolis
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 73 295
Address
Technologielaan
2800 Mechelen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrik Claes (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 20 330
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Adams (Ms.)
SIHTASUTUS TEADUSKESKUS AHHAA
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 73 295
Address
Sadama 1
51004 Tartu
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Tiiu Sild (Ms.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 20 330
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rünno Lõhmus (Dr.)
Fondazione IDIS-Città della Scienza
Italy
EU contribution
€ 69 015
Address
Via Coroglio 104
80124 Napoli
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anne-Marie Bruyas (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 20 330
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Settimo Termini (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 937
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 65 805
Address
Avenue Louise 89 7Eme Etage
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Catherine Franche (Ms.)