What is the European Researchers’ Night?

The European Researchers’ Night is an initiative promoted by the European Commission since 2005, with the aim of celebrating science and bringing it closer to citizens. Framed in the Marie (Skłodowska) Curie Actions, the European Researchers’ Night takes place simultaneously in more than 30 countries and 300 cities throughout Europe. ScienceScover (“Ciência à moda do Norte”) is the title of the event taking place in Porto and seeks to:

– Bringing scientists and researchers closer to the non-scientific public

– Raising awareness of the importance of science, research and innovation

– Encourage young people to choose the profession of scientist and researcherr

– Recognize the impact of science and research on society

– Celebrate science and research through play and educational activities

– To deconstruct stereotypes associated with science, research and their professions


ScienceScovery (“Ciência à moda do Norte”) – Why?

ScienceScovery (“Ciência à moda do Norte”) is the motto and theme for a fun and engaging journey at the heart of research in the region. In this special edition of the European Researchers Night dedicated exclusively to the Northern of Portugal, participants will be encouraged not only to interact with researchers from different scientific areas important to the region, but also to become researchers for a day!

Science and fun are the main ingredients of a diverse set of activities that include experiences, workshops, contests, networking, debates, shows, animation and more.

The event, targeting schools, R&D Centres / Researchers and all curious people in general, aims to distinguish research from the region in a set of four themes: Creative Industries, Production Engineering, Sea Economy and Energy and Mobility.

Entrance is free and open to all!

Previous editions organised by INOVA+

With extensive experience organising European Researchers Night events, INOVA+ has previously organised the following:


|  Genius on the loose (Matosinhos)

| Science Fest (Lisbon) and (Porto)

| ScientistsAcrossPortugal (Aveiro, Coimbra, Covilhã, Lisboa, Tomar e Vila Real)

| EcoScienceCircus (Espinho)

| ChemiCircus (Porto)

| SciCultureCitizens (Guimarães)

| Science City Mission (Paços de Ferreira)

| ScienceScovery (Porto)