Together with The Spokesmen of Science Association and the Copernicus Science Centre of Warsaw, STARBIOS2 partners at the University of Gdansk (the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology) organised the event “Speed dating – brief encounters between journalists and scientists”, December 7th 2018.
With events organised in 10 Polish cities, for roughly 140 participants, this speed dating initiative is a national effort. The Gdańsk edition of the meeting took place at the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of University of Gdańsk and Medical University of Gdańsk. Local scientists and media participated free of charge.
These speedy exchanges of information and contact details are expected to increase the number of publications, articles, interviews, and TV and radio broadcasts that cover scientific subjects in a lay-friendly way. In line with the Responsible Research and Innovation concept, the objective is to stimulate and strengthen the relationship between scientists and media representatives. To build bridges between the academic environment and the general public.
Marta Dziedzic & Anna Holm
The speed dating initiative is supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The Gdańsk edition received support from STARBIOS2 and was performed with the honorary patronage of Prof. Igor Konieczny, Dean of Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of University of Gdańsk and Medical University of Gdańsk.