Horizon 2020, until the final countdown a video is posted everyday
If you are interested in the next Framework Programme for Research & Innovation (Horizon 2020), you may have seen the video testimonials on the homepage of the Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation website. If not, I warmly invite you to go on this amazing webpage where a new video is posted everyday!
'Your views, your future, your Europe'
Since the 21st November 2011, more than 650 videos have been posted where various speakers such as researchers, entrepreneurs, politicians, academics and the public at large share their views on the future of European research in a short interview.
Asked about the speakers finding process, Tonia Jimenez-Nevado, in charge of this project, explains: ‘We send a film crew to selected events where we will probably find our targeted public, such as TEDx Brussels, European Parliament meetings, European Science Open Forum, TRA (Transport Research Arena), Innovation Convention, EUCYS (EU Contest for Young Scientists), etc…’. The speakers have the possibility to choose between questions such as: What are your main concerns for the future?, What is needed to exit the crisis and help Europe’s economy to grow? or How do you see research & innovation making a difference for a better future?
A tablet app ‘Stars of European Research’
Until today, the webpage was visited more than 127,588 times. And this is not the only way to enjoy the videos. Since June, you can watch them on a dedicated YouTube Channel and even download the tablet app ‘Stars of European Research’ (available on ITunes and Google Play. A new version will soon be released).
Comics : a tool for science communication?
Are science comics a relevant tool to disseminate science? May science communication and education use efficiently comics as a mean, a tool, a media? It seems like it is worth a try. Enjoy the research work of M. Tatalovic.
Here is again a nice animation video of an FP7 project. ACTIVE is a research project which aims to increase productivity of knowledge workers. The video explains how ACTIVE’s solution can reduce information overload, establish effective knowledge management, and improve the overall performance of entreprises.
(video posted on Youtube by Eurescom)
Word to the wise : infography is now easy
I have just tried this afternoon a new online tool for people to make infographies by themselves. Infography is great way to present data in a visual and even esthetical way. Within 20 minuts, I was able to make the infography you can watch above. I am very satisfied and I encourage you to try yourself to give your data some more visual impact.
Here is the free beta version of the service I used : easel.ly and here is video which presents the service. Really it’s worth a try, I recommand it!
Researcher : work on your elevator pitch
#ESOF2012. The European Science Open Forum in Dublin last week was the opportunity for me to attend to an all range of science sessions and workshops. But I did happen to go to what was called the “Forum”; some organisations had their booths there. A good place for networking actually. Here I would only like to share something I’ve seen there, something you might not be familiar with : the elevator pitch.
Do you wonder what elevator pitch exactly is? Here is what wikipedia states :
“an elevator pitch is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a product, service, or organization and its value proposition. The name “elevator pitch” reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in time span of an elevator ride, or approximately thirty seconds to two minutes.” Source
The European Science Foundation had settled in its booth a little video studio. Students and PhDs could stop by, perform their elevator pitch about their research and have it taped on a video, and finally uploaded on a dedicated youtube channel.