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Offering students hands-on skills in hardware and software around the domain of health at the 4th EPS TIG Hands-on Event for Science, Technology and Interfaces

4th EPS TIG Hands-on Event for Science, Technology and Interfaces

Experiments necessitate many hard skills, such as physical understanding of the process, but also a bundle of other skills like know-how in instrumentation, hard- and software and strong teamwork capabilities.

It is to give these skills to students –classically difficult to obtain during studies– that the 4th European Physical Society Technology and Innovation Group's (TIG) Maker Event for Science, Technology and Interfaces was held at IdeaSquare.



How can the European Union build up its innovation ecosystem to reach net zero?

How can the European Union build up its innovation ecosystem to reach net zero?

What are the key priorities for climate-related research in the short and medium terms? How can EU funding support and leverage the success of green tech incubators, entrepreneurs and international cooperation? These are some of the questions that were discussed at the Science|Business Green Deal & Climate days event, which was held in Brussels on September 18-19 and supported by ATTRACT.



Prototype profile: Liquid Sample Dispensing System for β-NMR Studies in Vacuum

Prototype profile: Liquid Sample Dispensing System for β-NMR Studies in Vacuum

β-NMR has proven its capabilities and advantages in the world of nuclear spectroscopy: Not only does it open the door to high precision measurements of nuclear properties, but it also facilitates investigations of unstable, short-lived isotopes, otherwise inaccessible to conventional NMR. Additionally, β-NMR allows for real-time observations of chemical processes, such as biomolecular folding mechanisms.



Gravity Play: A co-creation session on changing risks and policy innovation, via juggling and acrobatics with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Gravity Play: A co-creation session on changing risks and policy innovation, via juggling & acrobatics with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

When it comes to turning knowledge into policy, research shows that showing research doesn’t work. Inaction surrounds us. If we want to go beyond the status quo, we need to actively pursue breakthroughs. The design and implementation of policy development processes needs to deliberately open space for imagination. Given the gravity and complexity of changing risks, we must improve the candour, courage, and creativity of communication, building relationships, enhancing problem solving.



The ATTRACT project was presented at the TIPP 2023

ATTRACT project

During the last edition of the 6th Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics (TIPP 2023), the ATTRACT project was presented by Pablo García Tello who shared some of the lessons learnt during the two phases of this project that could prove insightful for understanding the process of managing R&D&I Innovation Ecosystems.



Prototype profile: 3D-printed polystyrene-based plastic scintillator

3D-printed polystyrene based plastic scintillator

The "3D printed Detector" (3DET) collaboration is investigating and developing additive manufacturing as a new production technique for the future scintillator particle detectors with performances comparable to the state of the art.



CERN’s Green Village and Probono’s Green Building Neighbourhoods – Making Green Greener!

Probono Green Village workshop

CERN Green Village initiative and the Probono H2020 Project share a common goal of creating sustainable and energy-efficient built environments and demonstrate their commitment to supporting t



Innovation 4 Change 2023 edition

Amelie Schoenenwald (ESA Astronaut Reserve Group) with Fabiola Gianotti and John Elkann

Fabiola Gianotti, Director General of CERN, together with John Elkann, CEO of Exor, and other jury members, awarded the winners of the 2023 edition of Innovation 4 Change, an educational programme developed by the Collège des Ingénieurs (CDI) & CERN's innovation space, IdeaSquare. 



An introduction into the world of sketchnoting with Jennifer Cham

Sketchnoting posters by Jennifer Cham

Jennifer Cham is a senior user experience designer in the Business Computing Group of the Finance and Administrative Processes Department.



Discover how IdeaSquare will form part of the upcoming CERN Science Gateway offerings

The resources developed by IdeaSquare for the Crowd4SDG project will continue to drive innovation through future Science Gateway workshops and masterclasses.
Crowd4SDG participants The resources developed by IdeaSquare for the Crowd4SDG project will continue to drive innovation through future Science Gateway workshops and masterclasses.

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