Netherlands Researchers' Night: using the innovati.. (NLRN20142015)
Netherlands Researchers' Night: using the innovative Discovery Festival to unite separate events under a new national brand with a strong European dimension
Start date: May 1, 2014,
End date: Oct 31, 2015
- Discovery Festival will have its 10th anniversary in 2015, just like European Researchers’ Night.- Discovery Festival has been our Dutch edition of European Researchers’ Night (ERN) since 2006.- We combine new science and young scientists with a high quality young art program and top notch nightlife activities- Thereby we reach the important and difficult target group of young trend setting adults.- We experiment with new ways of communicating science and share our experiences, thus contributing to continuous progress in science communication.- To reach a large broad public, more traditional activities are needed.- In this project, to maximize impact, we will build a framework of diverse new initiatives and existing events, under a new national brand: Netherlands Researchers’ Night.- We use Discovery Festival as a core of continuous innovation.- The shared framework ensures that events will work to adhere to EU quality criteria, that resources are spent effectively and that experiences are shared structurally.- Through substantial support for these events from other parties, the impact of an EU contribution will be multiplied.- We thereby unite a number of separate initiatives under one brand with a strong European dimension.- Discovery Festival 2014 will be the starting point of this process, Netherlands Researchers’ Night 2015 (of which Discovery Festival 2015 will be a part) the first result.- Discovery Festival 2014 will welcome 5.000 visitors in Amsterdam and reach around 2 million people through the awareness campaign.- Netherlands Researchers’ Night will welcome 15.000 visitors on 4 locations, of which 5000 at Discovery Festival 2015, and around 5 million people through the awareness campaign.
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