IBEC’s project, which received a total mark of 86 out of 100 in the scoring process, is one of 41 to be funded under the call’s subsection on ‘Networks for dissemination and communication’.
“It’s part of IBEC’s mission to contribute to improving the public understanding of science, to help citizens make informed decisions on scientific matters, as well as promoting science to young people as an attractive vocation,” says Head of Communications and Outreach Vienna Leigh. “We’re delighted to have been successful in applying for this call because the funds will help us consolidate our staff and engage with society even more.”
The project will consolidate and develop some of the institute’s existing outreach activities, such as increasing the range of demonstrations and hands-on experiments available for the group visits from schools. It also proposes some new ones, such as an outreach blog and a calendar of dates related to IBEC’s research areas, such as the International Day of Biotechnology. All the activities will be aimed at the general public or secondary school and undergraduate students.