Fascinating World of Researchers in the Age of Technology 2016/2017 – The New Generation of Innovators (FAWORIT 2016-2017; H2020-MSCA-NIGHT 2016)


Fascinating World of Researchers in the Age of Technology 2016/2017 – The New Generation of Innovators. The main objective of our “FAWORIT 2016-2017 “proposal is twofold: 1) to show the  public how researchers with theirinnovative solutions affect our      daily  lives;   2) to encourage the youth – with a special focus on girls – to embark on scientific careers by involving young  innovators in our programmes.

 Our main target group is students between the age of 8-20, but we aim to address all age groups with attractive programmes. Some novelties of our  project: offering challenge-oriented  activities  - each of our 18 venues will present their innovative solutions related to interdisciplinary societal  challenges; focussing on the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation – the  audience will  be  informed about key elements of RRI, thus  creating better understanding and fostering future involvement; launching “Science in the City” – a flash mob like activity, involving  the public in    spectacular experiments. We will apply an integrated approach in our project in which interdisciplinary challenges, innovative solutions, (young)  researchers, their work and  hobbies will be  presented  in an interactive, educating and entertaining way. The target audience can thus discover that being a researcher is cool  and creative; researchers, but and young  innovators are  amongst us. Our  objective is to have around 30,000 visitors at the events, but a multiple of that number (around  500,000) will see, hear or read about the Night. We intend to  raise awareness  of the European  engagement in R&I; in the European Corners and at each venue related  programmes of the European Union (FP7, H2020, especially MSCA) will be visible. The structure of the consortium:  an innovative  SME, a state-owned  applied research  institution, a highly innovative large company, a scientific association with a broad network of local member institutions all over Hungary and an independent think tank  established by  economists and  sociologists together with numerous contributing partners of all kinds will ensure the success of the project. 

The Hungarian website of the event can be reached under kutatokejszakaja.eu.

This European Researchers' Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. 




This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 722562. 




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