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Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development, RCISD 

Margit Dávid

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  • Address: Hűvösvölgyi út 54. V/1., Budapest, Hungary 1021
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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. 




                               Members of the Consortium:                                               Cooperating partner:                          





(1116 Budapest, Fehérvári út 130.)

  • Interactive workshops, hands-on experiments, demonstrations, spectacular programmes for partner schools’ pupils involving BZN’s industrial partners both years (e.g. critical raw materials, circular economy)
  • Laser programmes: using laser beam for cutting and welding of small souvenirs
  • Flike: the world’s first manned tricopter - visitors can meet the innovators in person and also learn about the research-to-market process on the basis of a real life example
  • Energy efficiency of drones
  • Drag race with small robots directed with smart phones
  • Lego-robot building and programming competition supporting the STEM education of disadvantaged pupils throughout the country
  • Raw Materials educational hands-on toolkit designed for experiments at schools
  • Quizzes about the exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution of raw materials
  • Exhibition of minerals
  • Mining game competition for visitors
  • Meet and talk to the scientists – on rare and critical raw materials
  • Demos about BZN’s research results and developments (e.g. in-house navigation systems by smart phones, health related IT solutions such as assisted living solutions; sensor-based IT solutions; biotechnological experiments: nano-printing, biological diagnostics, protein chip technology, etc.).
  • “Mobility in research careers”
  • Workshop for 16-24 years on how to get prepared for international mobility, with the motto: “research is international”




(1117 Budapest, Irinyi József utca 4–20.)

  • Hobbies of Researchers 5.0 (Smart home, civil flight simulator, Softvehicle etc.)
  • Innovations driving the future ICT - with unique, spectacular demos and /or  prototypes from the world of Ericsson (“Accelerate to 4G”, Rhythm of the cities)
  • Spectacular experiments in Physics not only for scientists (Physics cocktail, Loud experiments, Magical experiments)
  • “Once in a year” – visit to the world-famous research laboratories of Ericsson: two laboratories on media processing – the video-laboratory, the hardware-laboratory and a laboratory with small equipment 




(1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 3.)

  • CU-BME+: competition among participants of CU to receive rewards
  • Visit of the flight simulator: take-off and landing from the perspective of the pilots
  • Wind Tunnel Laboratory: experiencing various flow phenomena (vortex cannon, giant soap bubble, testing of a model truck etc.)
  • Sensory analysis of foods
  • From wheat grain to bread: presentation and quiz about food production, proteins and cereals
  • Flame organ and flame speed measurement
  • Water rocket: demonstration of rocket propulsion with a water rocket
  • The world of automotive electronics, a visit in the embedded system laboratory
  • Intelligent home (smart home): presentation of smart devices as smart glass, 3D computer
  • Seeing the unseen: methods of the Continentals Central Quality Laboratory




(1014 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 33.)

  • Speed dating Science Café, speak with inspiring role models to provide opportunity for the future generation, especially for girls, ask questions and learn about specific areas of science and engineering
  • Meeting the grantees of the Women in Science Excellence Award Hungary
  • Gender-related technical exhibition
  • Display of the artworks of female artists
  • Google Ground programmes with the involvement of SMEs/start-ups and young innovators




(1034 Budapest, Bécsi út 96/b.)

  • Classic logical and strategic games from chess to Rubik’s cube
  • “Tech kindergarten” for young visitors to build tech installations
  • Scientific conference for 10-12 year old talented young researchers
  • Workshop of innovative SMEs, represented by young innovators
  • Laboratory visits (big data, bioinformatics, intelligent transportation systems, robotics, handicap laboratory)
  • Telemedicine and eHealth applications, the benefits of patient telemonitoring and the opportunities of DaVinci surgical system (the only one in Hungary)
  • Robotic applications driven by voice commands of visitors
  • Unmanned vehicle system by Bosch Hungary research centre
  • Skool representatives will educate girls between age 9-14 on Lego Robotics and Scratch programming
  • Smart Application Development Competition for students (14-20) with a special “Girl Innovator Award” (awarded during RSN 2017) 




(1028 Budapest, Templom u. 2-10.)

  • Spectacular experiment show on chemistry and physics
  • Chemistry Competition for high school students with a preliminary online and a live final round conducted by a chemist researcher
  • „IQ obstacle race”
  • Personalized career advice for students by researchers and professional advisors with the motto “How can you become a researcher?”
  • Presentations of local innovative SME-s about their innovations and the secrets of competitiveness
  • Introduction of young innovators 




TIT Budapest Planetarium

(Budapest, Népliget)

  • Spectacular shows about space followed by live explanatory talks of astronomers
  • Exhibitions of meteorites
  • Astrophoto exhibition
  • Walking Solar System, dedicated science café with MSCA fellows and researchers with international experience
  • Stem-cell obstacle race with the help of MSCA fellows

Member Clubs

(Békéscsaba - TIT Kőrösök vidéke Egyesület: 5600 Békéscsaba, Damjanich u. 1/3; Salgótartján - Nógrád megyei TIT: 3100 Salgótarján, Fő tér; Szekszárd - Tolna megyei TIT: 7100 Szekszárd, Rákóczi u. 1.; Szolnok - Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok megyei TIT: 5000 Szolnok, Jubileum tér 5. 23. emelet; Szombathely - Vas megyei TIT: 9700 Szombathely, Szent Imre herceg u. 112.; Tatabánya - Komáron-Esztergom megyei TIT: 2890 Tata, Eötvös J. u. 19.; Zalaegerszeg - TIT Öveges József Ismeretterjesztő és Szakképző Egyesület: 8991 Teskánd, Rákóczi u. 31.; TIT Öveges József Ismeretterjesztő és Szakképző Egyesület előadóterme: 8900 Zalaegerszeg, Dísz tér 7.; Nyíregyháza - TIT Jurányi Lajos Egyesülete: 4400 Nyíregyháza, Országzászló tér 8; Nyíregyházi Főiskola: 4400 Nyíregyháza, Kótaji út 9.)

  • Observing interesting phenomena on the horizon with telescopes set up in the clubs or on the main squares in towns
  • Chat with the scientist: Scientists talk about healthy ways of living and the role of innovation in our everyday lives in a science café atmosphere  




(3519 Miskolctapolca, Iglói út 2.)

  • Interactive workshops, scientific lectures and demos by senior and junior researchers: Innovations in nanotechnology, environmental sciences and engineering
  • Smart IT solutions in the field of Energetics, Transporting and Health – interactive demonstrations for visitors
  • Termite reaction
  • Use of metal foams
  • Presentation of the Marangoni convention and the super paramagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle (SPION)
  • Kids’ logics games competitions  with research related prizes; Molecular gastronomy show and an IT technology exhibition: “from C64 through a tablet PC and on to artificial intelligence”
  • “Science show” with experiments and reactions about atoms’ reactivity (e.g. use of various metal foams, Marangoni conversion, super paramagnetic iron-oxide nanoparticle)




(6726 Szeged, Derkovits fasor 2.)

  • Scientific presentations about new methodologies for creating energy with the help of biotechnology, and for restoring nature the most effectively after contamination
  • Spectacular laboratory experiments measuring CO2, pH, or using special microscopes for all age groups
  • “International cooperation is cool!” - interactive lectures about the international projects of the institute (e.g. soil modelling, soil investigations, using algae in biotechnology and alcohol-fermentation)
  • Spectacular demos about amazing innovations (e.g. microbial fuel cells, which are producing electricity directly with bacteria, or follow up microorganisms by detecting the CO2 produced by them)