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European Researchers’ Night 2021

InnoRenew CoE joined the University of Primorska (UP) for European Researchers’ Night, held on Friday, 24 September 2021. This year’s topic was “Research for All” and highlighted that everyone can become a researcher.

Jaka Pečnik and Vesna Starman, assistant researchers at InnoRenew CoE, led an interactive workshop “Understanding the circular economy through a quiz”. Participants collaborated to answer the questions. Jaka and Vesna then explained the answers in the form of videos that have been made for this purpose. Participants learned about the main characteristics of wood, the importance of timber construction and the diversity of professions in the wood sector.

Understanding the circular economy through a quiz workshop. Image: Lea Primožič

At the Europe Direct Information Point in UP’s rectorate building, Dr Laetitia Marrot and Dr Esakkiammal Sudha Esakkimuthu, InnoRenew CoE researchers and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) fellows, presented EU research programs with a focus on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grants.

Dr Laetitia Marrot and Dr Esakkiammal Sudha Esakkimuthu at the European Researchers’ Night. Image: Lea Primožič

As stated on the European Researchers’ Night webpage, “The main objectives of such events are to bring researchers closer to the general public, to inspire the youth to embark on science careers and increase awareness of researchers’ profession.”