Science and Technology Week is a national initiative coordinated by Ciência Viva that is celebrated every year in November, in the scope of the National Scientific Culture Day (November 24th).
National Scientific Culture Day was established in 1996 by the former Minister of Science and Technology, José Mariano Gago, to honor Rómulo de Carvalho/António Gedeão – professor, science communicator, and poet.
During Science and Technology Week, research institutes, universities, schools, and museums open their doors, allowing the public to perform scientific observations and get in touch with researchers from different fields.
CNC has been celebrating this initiative for over 20 years, organizing open labs, visits to schools, associations, and senior universities, and public events such as lectures and Science cafes.
CNC has been supported by several partners, such as Coimbra Institute for Clinical and Biomedical Research (iCBR), Coimbra City Council, Urban Transport Services of Coimbra (SMTUC), PubhD Coimbra initiative, Aqui Base Tango bar, and Coimbra University Radio.