“This is the first time the European Resarch Night in Catalonia is celebrated with funding from the European Committee, and that’s a great support to shed light on Catalan research and innovation” - Sílvia Simon, researcher at the Universitat de Girona and coordinator of the #NitRecerCat project.
The European Researchers' Night will be on November 2020
The event is usually celebrated around the last Friday in September, but this year edition will be pushed back to give organizers time to adapt to the conditions stablished by the current situation.
The 2020 edition of the European Research Night will be celebrated on the 27th of November, after this year’s Science Week.
Funding has been granted, within the Horizon 2020 program, to the Catalan consortium, which includes the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), the Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC), the Universitat de Lleida (UdL), the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), the Institut de Salut Global de Barcelona (ISGlobal) and the Associació Catalana de Comunicació Científica (ACCC), all coordinated by the Universitat de Girona.
This year’s edition will have the ACCC coordinating the 5 Catalan nodes (Barcelona, Tarragona, Lleida, Girona i Vic) as well as other collaborating entities, with the objective of keeping the outstanding impact achieved on the 2019 edition, when more than 200 activities were celebrated.
ICMAB at the European Researchers' Night
The specific activities for this year’s edition are yet to be determined, as the current situation develops, but you can bet that ICMAB researchers will be present that night, sharing some of our research and knowledge in Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Biomaterials and much more, as we have now for a couple years.
Back in 2018, we were part of the Young Research Night at CosmoCaixa, together with researchers from ICN2, the CCiTUB, the UB Physics and Chemistry Faculties, the IBEC and the IREC. Some of our researchers prepared really interesting workshops related to Materials Science and Nanoscience for the night, as well as microtalks held in the Scientific Corner.
In 2019, we went back to CosmoCaixa, this time with more talks, a new Nanoscience workshop for the “Welcome to the Nanoworld” event, and two representations of the ICMAB Original dramatized reading of "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers”, which saw great success.
We couldn't be more excited to see what will happen this year, and to bring Materials Science a bit closer to the public during such an amazing event!
For more information, you can read the press release by the ACCC.