General public

DESCRIPTION: Hi Score Science is a game of questions and answers about science, in Spanish and English, for mobile devices, iOS and Android that is developed between two research institutes, the Institute of Chemical Synthesis and Homogeneous Catalysis (ISQCH) and the Institute of Nanoscience and Materials of Aragon (INMA), which allows the inclusion of informative explanations of the scientific reality behind each of the answers. The game can be downloaded for free and without advertising in Apple Store and Play Store.
DESCRIPTION: Cycle of conferences to promote and publicize spin-off companies related to Nanotechnology. The conferences take place regularly on the last Thursday of each month “Thursday’s Nano-Spinoff Talks”, with the assistance of researchers and students of the Master of Nanoscience at the University of Zaragoza. In the talks we want to present companies in different fields and development studies..
FUNDING: Cátedra SAMCA de Nanotecnología
DATES: 2020 
PUBLIC: general public 
DESCRIPTION: NanoRural is a science outreach project of the Institute of Nanoscience and Materials of Aragon, INMA, a joint center between the CSIC and the University of Zaragoza, to bring science in an entertaining, educational and accessible way to rural areas. To do this, the INMA moves to these localities a small traveling fair designed for all audiences and with a large number of scientific demonstrations including materials with shape memory, liquid crystals, magnetic fields or light polarizers, which bring attendees closer to the materials of the future.
PUBLIC: general public
DESCRIPTION: It is a transversal approach because the emphasis is not always on nanoscience but rather an interpretation of it from the perspective of each of the five senses. This opens the context beyond research and science, mixes it with the everyday, the personal and the perceptive so that it is easier to penetrate a citizen far from science due to the experiential component.
DATES: 2018 – 2019
PUBLIC: general public
RELATES ACTIVITIES: Scientific experience box
DESCRIPCIÓN: RetroNanotech is a scientific culture project that analyzes the futuristic vision of nanoscience in our recent past through different science fiction films made during the second half of the twentieth century.
FUNDING: Cátedra SAMCA de Nanotecnología
DATES: 2017 –
PUBLIC: RetroNanotech
DESCRIPTION: Project that merges science and art. Exhibition of paintings representing various research topics in Nanoscience.
DATES: 2019 – 2020
PUBLIC: general public
DESCRIPTION: 10ALaMenos9 will present the history and scope of nanotechnology through workshops, round tables, coffee-talks, seminars, master classes, science and art performances and many other activities.

The festival seeks that, regardless of age and knowledge, in a fun and exciting way we approach the nano dimension, that is to say, the billionth (10-9) part of a meter, the dimension slightly larger than atoms and molecules, the dimension of our DNA. The festival will include a series of activities that will take place in successive days in various parts of the Spanish geography.


DATES: 2016 – 2018 (second edition)
PUBLIC: público general
AWARDS: Campus Gutenberg 2020 Award within the Campus Gutenberg conference – CosmoCaixa
DESCRIPCIÓN: NanoAwareness is an informative project of audiovisual content, designed by the SAMCA Chair of Nanotechnology of the University of Zaragoza to demonstrate how research in nanoscience and nanotechnology is present in many of the objects of daily use that surround us.
The project is presented from an innovative approach: each episode starts with the encounter and analysis of a consumer product that we find in our daily life with some special feature and we will make a journey to the center of the object. In this journey to its interior, we analyze what the product and its components are like at the nanometer scale and how the qualities it has are possible in part or in whole thanks to Nanoscience and the manipulation of matter at this scale.
DATES: 2017 – 2018 
PUBLIC: público general 
DESCRIPCION: “Cápsulas de Nanotecnología” is an audiovisual content project, promoted by the SAMCA Chair of the University of Zaragoza for the dissemination and promotion of research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. This project has been funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) – Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the SAMCA Chair of Nanotechnology of the University of Zaragoza. The project is composed of ten episodes in videopodcast format with an approximate duration of four to five minutes. All the material generated by this project is available on the web:
DATES: 2015 –
PUBLIC: general public
DESCRIPTION: “The Titan’s Rescue” is an ingenuity game in which participants, in teams, must solve a case. To do so, they will have to decipher different ingenuity tests, many of them related to nanoscience. This scientific adventure, designed for schoolchildren from 14 years of age and the general public, lasts 40 minutes and combines elements of gymkhana, role-playing and “escape room” in which participants experiment, learn nanoscience, deduce from our research results and do live science to overcome tests and achieve the goal: rescue the Titan. The participants, playing in teams, must be able to solve the different clues that a thief has left for his accomplice in order to open the hiding place containing his loot: the valuable TITAN microscope.
The main objective has been to arouse interest in science, its knowledge, its development and the results of research through fun, bringing science and innovation closer to the general public from the age of 13, from a close and everyday point of view.
DATES: 2018 – 2019
AWARDS: FECYT Catalog of Best Practices 2017
Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón