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ICMAB researchers participate in the European Researchers Night

Celebrated simultaneously in more than 25 European countries, the European Researchers' Night brings together research, innovation, scientists and the society with a myriad of outreach activities addressed to all audiences. The ICMAB will contribute to this event by participating in demonstrations, talks and other activities. Don't miss them!

22 September 2023

This year's edition of the European Researchers' Night in Catalunya (Nit Europea de la Recerca) encompasses a whole week with a packed agenda of talks, workshops, games, experiments, and much more! From September 25th to October 1st, more than 250 activities involving 50 scientific institutions in Catalunya, including ICMAB, will bring science and researchers closer to society. The event represents a unique opportunity for all kinds of audiences to engage with researchers and learn about cutting-edge scientific advances in a fun and entertaining way.

Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, Tarragona and Catalunya Central are the five nodes hosting various activities throughout the week. You can find and register for any activity at

ICMAB at the Nit Europea de la Recerca

As in previous editions, ICMAB researchers will be engaged in outreach activities to showcase the impact of their work on everyday life. Make sure to mark these events on your calendar!

Wednesday, 27 September
Science Slam CSIC-CAT

🕒 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 📍  Vil·la Urània. c/Saragossa, 29 - 08006 Barcelona (map)
🎫 Free registration

In this activity, early-career researchers from CSIC in Catalonia will deliver a series of micro-talks (5-7 minutes) on diverse scientific topics in an engaging manner, aimed at a non-expert audience. The audience will have the opportunity to vote on the talks based on different categories and participate in a final quiz related to the talks. Cristina Flox, postdoctoral MSCA-IF fellow at ICMAB's Solid State Chemistry group, will take the stage to talk about "New generation of energy storage devices: Redox Flow batteries."

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Friday, 27 September
Science Fair

🕒 6:00 pm - 10 pm
 📍  CosmoCaixa Barcelona. C/ d'Isaac Newton, 26, 08022 Barcelona (map)
🎫 Entry with CosmoCaixa museum ticket

CosmoCaixa will host a space where visitors can take part in activities and live demonstrations showcasing scientific research conducted at various research centres and universities through experiences carried out by the researchers themselves. Judith Oró, Anna Crespi, Roberta Ceravola, and Stefania Sandoval will explore the fascinating world of nanomaterials, offering demonstrations suitable for participants of all ages at ICMAB's "Nano Tallers Científics" booth. 

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Friday, 27 September
Research on stage

🕒 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 📍  Sala Àgora. CosmoCaixa Barcelona. C/ d'Isaac Newton, 26, 08022 Barcelona (map)
🎫 Entry with CosmoCaixa museum ticket

The event will consist of a series of micro-talks by researchers working in the area, all expertly presented to make the exploration of scientific knowledge an enjoyable experience, infused with humour. Sergi Riera will participate in the first session (6 pm - 7 pm) with his talk "Tecnología Fotovoltaica Orgánica." 

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Friday, 29 September

🕒 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 📍  Lab Math. CosmoCaixa Barcelona. C/ d'Isaac Newton, 26, 08022 Barcelona (map)
🎫 Entry with CosmoCaixa museum ticket

Conducted by ICMAB researcher Daniel Martín Jiménez, this engaging activity is designed for children aged 3-5. It involves a fun animal guessing game and a captivating reading of the book "Fray Tomás, Fray Tomás."

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A European event

The European Researchers' Night is a European public event organized by the European Commission within the Marie Sktodowsca-Curie framework of the Horizon Europe program. It is celebrated in 26 European countries at the same time, with the objective of making the innovation and research topics being developed in Europe more approachable to the public.

The European Researchers' Night in Catalunya is coordinated by the Catalan Association of Science Communication (ACCC). The project is possible thanks to the co-funding of the Horizon Europe research and innovation program of the European Union, and the collaboration of the consortium formed by the University of Girona (UdG) (coordinating entity of the project and of the Girona node), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Institut de Salut Global de Barcelona (ISGlobal) (coordinating entities of the Barcelona node), the University of Lleida (UdL) (coordinator of the Lleida node), the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) (coordinator of the node of Tarragona), and the University of Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC) (coordinator of the central Catalonia node). 

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