Design your interactive science communication project

Scientists are more and more requested to communicate their research at diverse occasions and events, such as researchers’ nights and children’s universities, or as an integral part of research and development projects. Hands-on science communication offers a set of highly effective methods to address and engage different audiences and facilitate research in an interactive, accessible and inspiring way. If you are curious to move away from classic presentation formats, the CommunicationsHub is the perfect place for you!

First you will get to know theoretical concepts and practical methods of interactive science communication. Then you are going to design your own science communication activity with the aim of facilitating your research topic to a broad audience. On the occasion of the Lange Nacht der Forschung (LNdF) in May 2020 you will have the unique opportunity to test your activity in practice!

The Hub is aimed at students and graduates of all subjects and disciplines. Teams of 2-4 people are invited to apply for the workshops. The participation is free of charge!

What you should bring along?

  • Interest in science communication
  • Motivation to design your own science communication activity
  • Availability on the workshop dates

What we offer?

  • Introduction to interactive science communication, inquiry-based learning and activity design
  • Professional coaching & guidance
  • Opportunity to test your activities at LNdF 2020

Date & Registration

  • Workshop 1 - Kick-Off: 4 March 2020, 2-6 p.m
  • Workshop 2 - 18 March 2020, 2-6 p.m.
  • Workshop 3 - 22 April 2020, 2-6 p.m.
  • Presentation at the LNdF: 8 May 2020

Location: Each workshop takes place at the Knowledge°room, Reinprechtsdorfer Straße 1c, 1050 Wien

Knowledge°rooms are pop-up mini science centers, which are set up temporarily in empty shops in different districts of Vienna. For a period of two to three months they become local community and science places where children, teenagers, and adults alike can drop in and engage in a large diversity of hands-on activities linked to science and technology, social and cultural topics.


Please send your team application (short description of your project idea and short CVs of all team members) to 

Application deadline: 31 January 2020

Mid February, a jury will select the teams who will be able to participate in the CommunicationsHub 2020.


Sarah Funk, Science Center Netzwerk

ScienceCenter-Netzwerk is a non-profit association specialised in hands-on engagement with sciences and technology. Our expertise includes concept development and implementation of science center activities (exhibitions, workshops, events, school projects, discussion games,…) as well as research, consultancy, teaching and training.