- Minerva @ 2014 Forum for Agriculture
On April the 1st, Minerva attended the Forum for Agriculture 2014 – Meeting the Food and Environmental Challenge. Sustainable food production and the Future Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the European Union and the United States were among the key topics discussed during the 7th edition of the Conference.
- Minerva @ RME 2014
From 31/03 till 02/04/2014 Minerva will be at the RME 2014 conference on innovations and breakthroughs in microbiological and chemical analysis of food, feed and water, in The Netherlands. With a stand dedicated to MAITRE project, the Minerva team will address researchers to show them the importance of a correct and successful science communication.
- RESFOOD Info Session on Horticulture
Minerva, together with other consortium members, is organizing an Info Session on Horticulture on the 8th of May 2014, in the framework of the RESFOOD project. The Info Session, which will discuss the project’s research activities in horticulture, is mainly addressed to representatives from industry and especially SMEs that will be the end users and suppliers of the proposed technologies. It will take place at Demokwekerij, The Netherlands.
- Taking stock of CHAARM’s dissemination
Minerva, as the Dissemination partner of the CHAARM project consortium, will present the latest developments in the dissemination work package at the annual consortium meeting, on the 18th and 19th of March in Camogli, Italy. In fact, in 2013, CHAARM participated in international events, increased its outreach through social media and prepared multimedia communications material, available through chaarm.eu.
- ‘Bridging the gap’ at SCWS 2014
Minerva will hold a stand for the Maître project on communicating food science at the Science Centre World Summit 2014. The event will take place between the 17th and 19th of March in Brussels, bringing together professionals working within the science field to explore together global challenges. Among those challenges stands bridging the gap between science and society through communications.
- Communicating Food Science in Sophia
Minerva launched a media training for food scientists in the capital of Bulgaria from the 10th to the 11th of March, 2014. This event, organised within the framework of the Maître project, aimed to teach researchers how they can contribute to turn science into a universal language, equipping them with a useful communications skill-set.
- BSA is “Love for Chocolate”
Join us at the upcoming Brussels Science Apéro Love for Chocolate. In this event for chocolate enthusiasts, we will explore the ingredients and production processes that turn the cocoa bean into an irresistible piece of chocolate.
Get all your questions answered by the British chemist Dr. Andy Chapman and the Belgian chocolatier Mr. Laurent Gerbaud, and embark on a journey towards chemistry and taste through a unique experience of chocolate tasting! Should this not be enough for satisfying your curiosity, the nutritionist Ms. Valérie Maraud will be among the public to clear up any remaining doubts.
- Minerva’s training @ SISSA
Katja Legişa , Project Manager at Minerva, held a master class session on science communication and in particular on tips and impacts of EU-funded communication research projects, based on the decennial experience developed in this area at Minerva Communication. The class took place in Trieste (Italy), within the framework of the Master in Science Communications at SISSA , the International School for Advanced Studies that promotes science and knowledge particularly in the areas of Mathematics, Physics and Neurosciences on the 20th of February.
- AMIGA Summer School in Ireland
Minerva is supporting TEAGASC in the organisation of the first Summer School on Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) of GM crops within the framework of the AMIGA project. The event will focus on the impact of GMOs in European crops, and will be held in Oak Park, Carlow, Ireland, at Teagasc Crops Research, 2-5 September 2014.
- Communicating Food Science in Paris
The Media training “Communicating food Science” will be at the AgroParisTech, 6 February 2014, Paris (France).
The seminar will offer coaching on how to deal successfully with the media, and will provide hands on exercises with the hints and tips from a senior journalist.