From 1 December 2021 to 31 January 2022 researchers participating in research projects, funded under all three calls of the ERA CoBioTech, and high school and university students are invited to submit short (3 min.) videos demonstrating the ability of science, research and innovation in biotechnology to contribute to a better and sustainable life on earth.
Many human activities make use of biotechnology and biotechnological processes. Biotechnology has been used for ages and is an essential part of our daily life. The video narratives/contents should present how the authors perceive biotechnological processes, be it in agriculture, food production (e.g. brewing beer, yogurt production), bioactive compounds for health care (e.g. enzymes for washing, biosurfactants etc.), medicines (e.g. antibiotics, vaccines), non-food uses of bio-based products (e.g. bio-based plastics, biofuels), and environmental uses (e.g. waste treatment, biodegradation, biomass production, microorganisms in pollution control). The overall aim of the contest is to foster communication between scientists and the society and citizens with science and to help to increase the perception and acceptance of biotechnology within the public.
The video contest is divided into 2 categories:
1) »SCIENCE MEETS SOCIETY«
Competition limited to applicants from ERA CoBioTech funded projects (all 3 calls).
2) »BIOTECHNOLOGY IN EVERYDAY'S LIFE«
Competition limited to students of high schools and universities (14-25 years), individually or in teams of two, worldwide applicants are welcome.
An ERA CoBioTech jury and public voting will judge the competition videos. The votes of the public voting will be added to the voting of the jury, which will give the final grade.
Six cash prizes (a total of 6.000 €) in both categories will be awarded. The public announcement of winners and awarding ceremony of all six winning videos will be held during the ERA CoBioTech final event from 1-2 June 2022 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
More information as well as the video contest announcement is available on the ERA CoBioTech Website:
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 722361.
FNR contact person: Dr. Boris Vashev