The Novum 2015 party brings science to all citizens

The exterior of the Glories Barcelona Dhub have become a true citizen science lab for everyone for two days.

"If somebody had explained the science like here,  today I would be scientific," said Esther, mother of Roc (an almost three years old child), about the party of Novum. The celebration (driven by the famous scientist and communicator Dani Jimenez) is part of the acts of the festival of science technology and innovation, organized by BCN Innovació, which this week reached its final stage.

Throughout the weekend, the citizens of Barcelona (and especially the smallest of the family) have been enjoying workshops, experiments, interviews, exhibitions, storytelling, games and endless activities with science, technology and innovation as a thread.

The science have been everywhere on the esplanade and surrounding pond of the Barcelona Dhub building on the remodeled Plaça de les Glòries. From an underwater capsule to a planetarium, through a reading area, a makeshift observatory, illustration workshop and countless tents and scientists challenges at Street.

To coincide with the festival, was presented the Barcelona Graphene Accelerator, an initiative to research and development of technologies based on this promising material. "We can not continue without research and innovation", said in presenting the Mayor Xavier Trias, accompanied by Jaume Ciurana, Deputy Mayor for Culture, Knowledge, Creativity and Innovation; director of the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Lluis Torner; and the Novum’s director, Inés Garriga.

Referring to specific projects of this accelerator, the director of ICFO has only wanted to reveal that they are going to begin working with graphene light and portable devices such as mobile phones.

And he assured that, with this initiative, Barcelona is positioned in a small and very specific field, but very strategic, aimed at creating wealth and jobs. Good news for the city in a wonderful setting: the successful Novum party beside Barcelona Dhub building on remodeled Plaça de les Glòries.

Novum

Festival of Science, Technology and Innovation
Until April 30.

Follow the festival through social networks BCN Innovació or hashtag #NOVUM2015

Publication date: Monday, 27 April 2015
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