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SciChallenge SIGNED

Next Generation Science Challenges Using Digital and Social Media to Make Science Education and Careers Attractive for Young People

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 SciChallenge project word cloud

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Project "SciChallenge" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Otto-Bauer-Gasse 5/14
city: WIEN
postcode: 1060

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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙342˙844 €
 EC max contribution 1˙342˙844 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.5.a. (Make scientific and technological careers attractive to young students, and forster sustainable interaction between schools, research institutions, industry and civil society organisations)
 Code Call H2020-SEAC-2014-1
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2017-08-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SYNYO GmbH AT (WIEN) coordinator 378˙000.00
2    UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS CY (NICOSIA) participant 191˙750.00
3    LINNEUNIVERSITETET SE (VAXJO) participant 163˙781.00
4    INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN SI (LJUBLJANA) participant 156˙625.00
5    KINDERBURO UNIVERSITAT WIEN GMBH AT (WIEN) participant 146˙250.00


 Project objective

Science education is tremendous in shaping the present and future of modern societies. Thus, the EU needs all its talents to increase creativity and competitiveness. Especially young boys and girls have to be engaged to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). However, statistics still show that enrolment rates in STEM-based degree programs are low and will lead to a workforce problem in industries, especially in many of the new member countries. The SciChallenge project focuses on developing novel concepts to actively integrate young boys and girls in science education using a contest-based approach to self-produced digital education materials from young people for young people. Driven by inspirational topic sheets, guides and toolkits created through this project and distributed by partner schools, teachers, and other youth-oriented institutions, contestants (individuals or groups) between the ages of 10 to 20 will generate creative digital materials (videos, slides, or infographics). The initiative will broadcast and distribute content over various social media channels and aggregated on a modern SciChallenge Web Platform ( to generate wide reaching awareness and promotion. Winning submissions will receive prizes funded by science-oriented industry and stakeholders. Intelligent cross-sectoral positioning of various awareness modules on the SciChallenge Open Information Hub will increase awareness on science careers and open opportunities for youngsters on internships or taster days in STEM through the strong involvement of related organisations and industries. Additionally aggregated information on science events (slams, nights, festivals etc.) is shared. With this multi-level approach, SciChallenge will boost the attractiveness of science education and careers among young girls and boys leading to more public engagement in science, economic prosperity and global competitiveness on a pan-European level.


List of deliverables.
Content update and progress report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:43:23
SCICHALLENGE Submission System implementation report (progress report) Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:43:21
SCICHALLENGE internship taster days and test studies directory implementation report (progress report) Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:43:37
Awareness raising summary report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:43:19
SCICHALLENGE Open Information Hub implementation report (progress report) Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:43:33
Policy brief, strategic roadmaps and scientific publications Other 2019-05-30 12:43:32
SCICHALLENGE Topic Sheets Other 2019-05-30 12:43:18
SCICHALLENGE Promotion Package Other 2019-05-30 12:43:27
Dissemination Package 1 Other 2019-05-30 12:43:42
Best practice report on science and educational challenges Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:43:31
SCICHALLENGE Dashboards implementation report (progress report) Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:43:25
Call summary and promotion report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:43:20
SCICHALLENGE event directory implementation report (progress report) Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:43:32
SCICHALLENGE Toolkits Other 2019-05-30 12:43:12
Dissemination Package 2 Other 2019-05-30 12:43:33
Submission summary report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:43:39
Dissemination Package 3 Other 2019-05-30 12:43:31
SCICHALLENGE Web Platform early prototype Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-30 12:43:40
SCICHALLENGE Awareness Channels implementation report (progress report) Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:43:33
Project website, social media channels and communication activities Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-30 12:43:39
SCICHALLENGE Web Platform Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-30 12:43:29
Baseline report on participatory science challenges Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:43:19

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of SciChallenge deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Christos Mettouris, Achilleas Achilleos, Alexandros Yeratziotis, George A. Papadopoulos, Sabri Pllana, Florian Huber, Bernhard Jäger, Peter Leitner, Zsófia Ocsovszky, András Dinnyés
SciChallenge: A Social Media Aware Platform for Contest-Based STEM Education and Motivation of Young Students
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IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies 2019-07-02

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