Nanosciences Live in Science Centres and Museums

akronüüm: NANOTOTOUCH
algus: 2009-03-01
lõpp: 2011-08-31
 
programm: FP7 - Euroopa Liidu 7. raamprogramm
alaprogramm: NMP - Nanoteadused, nanotehnoloogiad, uued materjalid ja uued tootmistehnoloogiad
instrument: CSA-SA - Koordineerivad ja toetavad tegevused - toetavad tegevused
projektikonkurss: FP7-NMP-2008-CSA-2
projekti number: 233473
kestus kuudes: 30
partnerite arv: 14
 
lühikokkuvõte: 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.
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1 koordinaator DEUTSCHES MUSEUM VON MEISTERWERKEN DER NATURWISSENSCHAFT UND TECHNIK DE Ulrich Kernbach http://www.deutsches-museum.de
2 partner LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN DE Wolfgang M. Heckl http://www.uni-muenchen.de
3 partner FONDAZIONE MUSEO NAZIONALE DELLA SCIENZA E DELLA TECNOLOGIA LEONARDO DA VINCI IT Maria Xanthoudaki http://www.museoscienza.org
4 partner UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO IT Alessandro Podestà http://www.unimi.it
5 partner UNIVERSEUM AB SE Sten Ljungström http://www.universeum.se
6 partner CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB SE Karin Westerlund http://www.chalmers.se
7 partner Technopolis BE Patrik Claes http://www.technopolis.be
8 partner UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN BE Anne Adams http://www.ua.ac.be
9 partner Teaduskeskus Ahaa SA EE Tiiu Sild http://www.ahhaa.ee
10 partner Tartu Ülikool EE Rünno Lõhmus http://www.ut.ee
11 partner Fondazione IDIS-Città della Scienza IT Anne-Marie Bruyas http://www.cittadellascienza.it
12 partner CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE IT Settimo Termini http://www.cnr.it
13 partner TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN DE Ulrike Ronchetti http://www.tu-muenchen.de
14 partner ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES, TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES BE Catherine Franche http://www.ecsite.net