The ICMAB Communication & Outreach Office offers a range of services to effectively disseminate the knowledge generated at the Institute. Its goal is to maximise impact across all key stakeholder groups. Its actions are aimed at finding the most effective way to engage a range of audiences, from the internal community to industry and schools.
Among its responsibilities are:
The ICMAB was deeply engaged with the media in connection with the new findings published by our scientists in high-profile journals and institutional and outreach activities, which led to articles in the press and online media as well as participation by scientists in radio or TV programmes. In particular, our press releases have made it to La Vanguardia, El Periódico, Agencia SINC, Hipertextual, Madrimasd or Nanowerk, to name a few.
A couple of news reports appeared in La Vanguardia and El Periódico, in which our researchers were stars, and we were also on the radio and TV:
MATHEROES: Supermaterials, the heroes of the future
This is a project with FECYT and Severo Ochoa funding, in collaboration with Esciencia (Zaragoza), and with the participation of many ICMAB researchers. The idea is to represent the 5 RL in 5 superheroes, each of them with superpowers that represent the amazing properties of the materials of the future in the fields of energy (Fotoenergy), superconducting materials (Superconductor), magnetic materials and oxides (Magnon), molecular electronics (ElectroWoman) and biomaterials (BioNanoCapsule).
A researcher in your classroom (12 sessions in 2018)
In this programme, an ICMAB researcher gives a talk in an educational center, usually a highschool or primary school.
Student stays at ICMAB during July 2018:
The students who join us, spend some weeks doing a research project within one of our research groups.
ESCOLAB – School visits at our center (7 visits in 2018)
This programme allows us to receive the visit of highschool students who spend a morning with us for a science talk and visit to some of our laboratories.
Dramatised Reading “Madame Châtelet and her Instagram Followers “
This dramatized reading, prepared by a group of women from the ICMAB, explains the life and discoveries of some wise women of our history, to visibilize the role of women in science and encourage scientific vocations.
Other courses and visits:
There is a 53 % increase in the number of users of our website, compared to 2017, and a 23 % increase in the number of sessions. Moreover, we have more users between 25 and 35 years old than what we used to have.
We are happy to announce that the ICMAB website was the most visible CSIC website in 2018, according to the “Research centers websites ranking”, and rose from the fourth place to the second place in the total score, out of a total of 138 CSIC institutes websites.
In addition, a 30% increase in followers has been observed in our main social networks, Twitter (>2200), Facebook (>1200), a 14 % increase in LinkedIn (>2100) and an 86 % increase in Instagram (>490), in the same period.
Many research groups and projects have their own twitter account. Here the list of them, so you can follow them to see what they are up to:
This year we have organized: