The Festival of Research was a great success

The Navitas building on the Aarhus waterfront was buzzing with life as scientists from Aarhus University introduced their audience to the technologies of the future at the Festival of Research.

About 1,200 people took advantage of the opportunity to get a taste of the technologies of the future at the Festival of Research, which was held by Aarhus University on Friday 24 April 2015. Participants could listen to speed talks on topics like nanotechnology, 3D printers and telemedicine and take part in workshops and experiments in the lobby - including a special computer game that is helping scientists develop the quantum computer of the future. You could also take a tour of the Navitas building, courtesy of the Aarhus University School of Engineering.

“There were lots of visitors to the Festival of Research, and the lecture halls and lobby area were full of people of all ages.  Visitors were well-prepared and had checked events off in the programme, which had been distributed door-to-door, and the scientists meet a lot of interested, curious people,” says Charlotte Boel, project manager for the Festival of Research.

As a new addition to this annual event, businesspeople and upper secondary school students were invited to a special mid-morning presentation of the theme of the festival, the technologies of the future.

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Aarhus University also held Festival of Research events in Flakkebjerg and at the research centre in Foulum, both of which were well-attended.