Science Week 2018

SFI is pleased to announce the launch of the Discover Programme Science Week Call 2018.

The purpose of this SFI Discover Programme Science Week Call is to support festivals, events and a Dublin family day that encourage people of all ages and from all walks of life to be informed, inspired and involved in STEAM during Science Week 2018 and beyond.

An information webinar (web-based seminar) on the Discover Programme Science Week Call will be held at 11:30 on Thursday, 8th of February. To register for the webinar, please click on this link.

Full details on the Discover Programme Science Week Call, can be found here.

Any queries related to the Discover Programme Science Week Call 2018 can be sent to:

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Highlights of Science Week 2017

Science Week 2017 ran nationwide from November 12th -19th, with more than 1180 events across the country

There were 12 regional science festivals which ranged from one-day events, and up to two weeks of activity. These festivals took place in Cavan/Monaghan, Cork, Carlow, Festival of Farming and Food (Teagasc), Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Mayo, the Midlands, Sligo, Southeast, Tipperary.

A number of funded Science Week events showcased throughout the week, including events by the Ark Theatre, The British Council of Ireland, Dublinia, Dunsink Observatory, Foodoppi, Learn it Educational Solutions, the Science Gallery, ADAPT, The Rediscovery Centre, Rokit Entertainment and Wexford Co. Council.

Several events were coordinated by SFI. Some of which included, Scintillating Science with Dara O’Briain which launched the beginning of Science Week in the National Concert Hall and the Dublin Science Week Family Open Day at the Convention Centre Dublin, successfully brought an end to the week of festivities.

There was significant coverage of Science Week across print media, online media, social media, radio and television (including a partnership with RTÉ which involved a dedicated Science Week page on the RTÉ website, social media promotion and the screening of Science Week promos, ‘Feats of Modest Valour’ documentary, ‘Will a Robot Steal my Job?’ documentary, Weather Live, Science Week features on the weather forecasts, children’s science programming including ‘Brain Freeze’ and ‘Wonder What’ and more).