The European Researchers’ Night is celebrated on the last Friday of September every year.
ITI was invited this year, on September 27, to be at La Vie Funchal Shopping Center showcasing our researchers’ work for 600 students and other visitors from 2 pm to 10 pm. This is a free event and open to the public in general.
For the second year in a row, this event is being organized by the University of Madeira, in the scope of the Macaronight project – European Researcher Night in the Macaronesia, which is being promoted by the Regional Secretary of Education, Funchal City Hall, and La Vie Funchal Shopping Center. The project aims to promote awareness to the public in general having as a theme, this year, “Discovering Science and Technology in La Vie.” Several departments of the University of Madeira will be represented, as well as, the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira, Madeira Natural History Museum, and Marine Biology Station.
The Macaronight project is funded by the Marie Curie Sklodowska action, European Commission Horizon 2020. The University of Madeira works in a partnership with the Azores, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife in order to promote science, technology, research, innovation being developed in the Macaronesia region.