Six partners from five European countries

Trinity College Dublin

Project Coordinator

Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is at the nexus of tradition and innovation, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across 24 schools and three faculties: arts, humanities, and social sciences; engineering, maths and science; and health sciences. As Ireland’s leading university, Trinity has excellent research facilities and infrastructure. The pursuit of academic excellence through research and scholarship is at the heart of Trinity education, and Trinity is known for intellectual rigour, excellence, interdisciplinarity, and research-led teaching. As well as being home to Nobel prize-winners such as scientist Ernest Walton and writer Samuel Beckett, Trinity draws visitors from across the world to its historic campus each year, including to the Book of Kells and Science Gallery, which capture the university’s connection to both old and new. Trinity accounts for one-fifth of all spin-out companies from Irish higher education institutions, helping to turn Ireland into an innovation-intensive, high-productivity economy.

Qualia Analytics

Research Lead

Founded in 2014, Qualia® Analytics delivers research, evaluation systems and services globally. As a social enterprise, we recognise the importance of evidence-based decision-making as a catalyst for societal change. We are devoted to generating insights for our stakeholders to improve programmes, institutions and policies. We work with practitioners around the world to share what we learn. We have extensive experience in contemporary social research, advanced evaluation methods, and the application of innovative digital technologies to deliver research projects efficiently, effectively and at scale. Clients include governmental bodies, numerous leading informal learning institutions, and leading higher education institutions.

Ecsite

Communication Lead

Ecsite, the European Network of Science Engagement Organisations, is the only Europe-wide network organization that links science centres and museums, natural history museums, zoos, aquariums, universities and research organisations among its 350 active members. The common thread uniting these organisations is a commitment to public engagement: pursuing the vision of fostering creativity and critical thinking in European society and emboldening citizens to engage with science and technology issues. Ecsite facilitates cooperation among Europe’s science centres and museums – establishing standards, sharing expertise, disseminating best practice, encouraging collaboration and developing training programmes.

University of Leiden

Module Development Lead

Leiden Observatory (Sterrewacht Leiden), the astronomy institute of ULeiden, is a leading European astronomy research department. It has 20 permanent academic staff, about 50 postdocs and more than 90 PhD students. Its Astronomy & Society group built up a tremendous experience managing and disseminating European and global space education programmes. The observatory’s vision is to use the beauty and challenges of space to inspire children and to encourage them to develop an interest in science and technology and a sense of European and global citizenship. The department of Science Communication and Society studies and teaches science communication in a broad range of scientific disciplines, including biology, physics, mathematics, computer science, biomedical sciences and chemistry. Their mission is to understand how science communication works and to improve the interaction between science and society.

Springer Nature

Training (Workshops) Lead

Springer Nature is an academic publishing company created by the May 2015 merger of Springer Science+Business Media and Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, and Macmillan Education. Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services.

Sci.Dev

Network Lead

SciDev.Net is the world’s leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views, and analysis about science and technology in the Global South. SciDev.Net publishes over 1,000 news stories across five editorially independent editions based in Brazil, Senegal, Kenya, Egypt, and the Philippines, and publishes in four languages – English, French, Spanish, and Arabic. Through its global network of freelancers and syndication partners, SciDev.Net has an annual reach of over 200 million. SciDev.Net is able to offer access to unique networks of science communicators around the world. It counts among its network scientific researchers, media and journalism lecturers, science communication and PR specialists, journalists and editorial staff from print, influencers, practitioners, as well as the interested general public.