100xCiencia.4 - Building bridges between Science and Society: "What is science doing for you?"

A new edition of 100xCiencia is coming! This year, the upcoming 100xCiencia.4 will address technology transfer, and how research translates into benefits for society. An emphasis will be put to the importance of R+D+i, and how this generates a return for society, and on how the generation of scientific knowledge translates into products and services that improve the well-being and quality of life of the public. At the same time, SOMMa institutions will have the opportunity to put their projects on display.

The venue, after previous events in the Canary Islands, Alicante and Madrid, is this year located in Donostia / San Sebastián. The event is this time organised by the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), together with SOMMa. Under the title “What is science doing for you?”, this edition will put on display for citizens a number of successful cases of tech transfer, products, services, spin-offs, and more, showing society how science has an impact on the everyday life of common citizens. The initiatives presented, born from the members of the SOMM alliance, will highlight the impact generated by R+D+i on society.

The meeting will take the shape of a fair open to the public, with a host of on-site stands and an open space where talks will take place. The format of the talks, with the exception of the keynote talk, will be short, in the style of the notorious TED talks. Both the stands and short talks will highlight cases of success in the translation of research and technology by members of SOMMa resulting in benefits for society.

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