On 25 and 26 September, Science is Wonderful! displayed Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and other EU-funded research and innovation projects in Tour & Taxis. The event was organised with the first edition of the EU Research and Innovation Days.
Science is Wonderful! Was a free exhibition, which brought 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 discovered at the event. Through hands-on experiments, live demonstrations, face-to-face chats with researchers, Science is Wonderful! Showed how science affects our daily lives. More than 5,000 people took part in the 'Science is Wonderful!' event in Brussels.
Science is Wonderful! was the perfect opportunity to encourage children’s interest in science. Kids as young as 6 could try hands-on experiments at the many installed stands with scientists who also told them stories about their life as researchers. The European Commission organised bus shuttles to facilitate the participation of Belgian schools to the event at any time on 25 and 26 September 2019.
This year, the European Commission invites BARBARA project as part of the stand "BIOECONOMY", using the title From agrowaste to 3Dprinting! Researchers: Ana Berta GONZALVO, Jose Manuel Escuin and Jose Miguel Fernandez, presented the most recent filaments created by the project using a 3D printer. Kids and adults could have a gift with the BARBARA project logo made with sostenible materials obtained in our project.
We are really proud to be selected for this event, and expected to have more opportunities like that to show the project progress.