On September 24th, the Interreg Sudoe projects Hospital Sudoe 4.0, 3SqAir and ClimACT jointed together to organize two Science Cafés about Indoor Air Quality, as part of the European Researchers’ Night. In the afternoon, researchers from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) organized the event at the National Museum of Natural History and Science and at night, the event took place at the Pavilhão do Conhecimento Ciência Viva located in Lisbon.
The objective of these two Science Cafés was to share with the community the importance of the indoor air quality in an informal conversation and in a casual setting.
In order to reach the greatest number of people, IST took advantage of the fact that annually the European Researchers’ Night gathers a large number of visitors. This year, in both locations, it was estimated that more than 1000 visitors were present and had the opportunity to hear about these projects.
The Science Café program included a “conversation” about the importance of the indoor air quality, main emission sources, and measures to be implemented in schools, homes, hospitals and other interior environments in order to improve the indoor air quality.
After these two informal communications, there was an interaction between the members of the IST and the visitors, through sharing of experiences and educational games.