Members of the iSCAPE team will be in Bruxelles next week for Science is Wonderful! (25 and 26 September) a free exhibition which brings the world of science to the public. Fighting cancer, slowing down global warming, preventing hunger and drought, facilitating human life in space… it is all part of the variety of activities schools, families and young people can discover at the event. Through hands-on experiments, live demonstrations, face-to-face chats with researchers, Science is Wonderful! shows how science impacts our daily lives.
This year, the European Commission organises Science is Wonderful! together with the first edition of the European Research and Innovation Days (EU R&I Days) which will take place from 24 to 26 September in KANAL – Centre Pompidou, also in Brussels.
The EU R&I Days will bring together world leaders to debate and shape the future of research and innovation. Co-creation and engagement with stakeholders will be the main topic of the first European R&I Days. The aim of this event is to help build the strategic priorities for the first four years of the implementation of Horizon Europe (2021-2027), the EU’s next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
iSCAPE will be present at the event with a stand where members of the iSCAPE team Santa Stibe (UCD), Isa Ines Helena Vaittinen (ENoLL) and Victor Barberan Soler (IAAC) will be showcasing our low-cost sensors developed to provide alternative solutions to measure air pollution and engage citizens, and will be building ‘prototypes’ of air pollution solutions using lego bricks.
To find out more about Science is Wonderful! see: https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/events/science-wonder-ful_en