Science Communication Innovation Challenge

The Science Communication Innovation Challenge aims to find new knowledge transfer strategies to better address emerging contaminants, antimicrobial resistance, and pathogens, and their impact on human health and the environment. Teams of more than two individuals, representing diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to develop innovative knowledge transfer strategies. By involving stakeholders and consulting with communication experts, this challenge aims to improve science communication and enhance the visibility of research.

Forming Teams

Teams should comprise professionals from various sectors and include representatives from target stakeholder audiences. A team captain will serve as the main point of contact. This collaborative approach ensures effective strategy development and direct engagement with the intended audience.

Consulting Communication Experts

Teams will be assigned Communication Experts who offer guidance and advice on innovative knowledge transfer methods. These experts come from diverse scientific communication and stakeholder engagement backgrounds. Teams can request consultations via email to benefit from their expertise throughout the submission period.

Submission Process

Teams must submit their proposed knowledge transfer strategies through an online form and send necessary attachments via email. After the submission deadline, teams will receive a post-evaluation survey to gather feedback. Results and further actions will be communicated via email.

Added Value and Benefits

Participating in the Science Communication Innovation Challenge offers several advantages:

  1. Learn about effective science communication: Co-create strategies and consult with experts to enhance communication skills and understand diverse audience engagement.
  2. Engage with target audiences: Involve stakeholders to better understand their needs, tailor strategies, and establish meaningful connections.
  3. Improve visibility and networking: Showcase research, improve communication plans, and expand professional networks within the scientific communication community.
  4. Ecsite Conference 2024: The winning team can send a representative to the prestigious Ecsite Conference on scientific communication, gaining international recognition and networking opportunities.

The Science Communication Innovation Challenge bridges science and society by addressing crucial issues and enhancing communication effectiveness. Through collaboration, expert guidance, and engagement with stakeholders, teams can make a lasting impact. This challenge empowers participants to develop innovative strategies, improve visibility, and contribute to advancing scientific communication.