European Researchers’ Night 2021: The Bioeconomy Village


Frascati Scienza

24 Sep 2021

Have you ever seen a dishwasher which is also a vegetable garden? Do you know how to make paper with elephant poop? And talking about elephants, do you really think they’re afraid of mice? Do you want to discover the secrets of Mr Ollivander’s magic wands and also what restorers are doing with prickly pears?
You can learn all of this and much more at the Science Week and European Night of Researchers in Frascati, the hub, together with Rome, among the 19 locations from Parma to Palermo, from Matera to Carbonia, which will host LEAF – acronym for heaL thE plAnet’s Future – with approximately 400 events coordinated by Frascati Scienza.
Online registrations for the events in all the Italian locations involved are open from today on: the program, with events for all and events dedicated to schools, allows you to choose location, day, target, organizer (from over 30 partners). Starting from 18 September, with the launch event Scienza in Gioco at the former Latin paper mill in the Appia Antica Regional Park, in which the four worlds inspired by video games will be explored (Biodiversiland, Castello di Zero Pollution, Regno dell’Economia Circular, Antro dei Climate Change), a week of scientific fun for everyone begins (download the complete press release in italian here).
Also for this year FVA-New Media Research will attend the initiative with online and live activities, hands-on labs for children and adults, and many other curiosities about the bioeconomy and bio-based products.

> Friday 24 September 2021 and Saturday 25 September 2021: The Bioeconomy Village
from 5:00pm to midnight
What is the Bioeconomy? What are the products of renewable origin for daily use? Is it possible to make more sustainable choices for the environment and for our health, by replacing petroleum-based products?
Bio-based products can answer to all these questions.
What is considered waste can be a great resource for the circular economy and for the bioeconomy: there are textiles from coffee grounds, paper from elephant poop, clothes from apple and orange peel, cosmetics from peel of the tomato.
Biodegradable toys, insects for health and beauty, Spirulina as a superfood, restoration with prickly pear, mushrooms for construction, 3D printing with hemp: these are just some of the possible applications of the bioeconomy!
In this exhibition organized by the European projects BIOVOICES and TranSItion2BIO you will discover many curiosities about the bioeconomy and its applications!

register here

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