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Title of Initiative / Project
KiiCS: Knowledge Incubation in Innovation and Creation for Science
Name of Organiser
European Network for Science Centres & Museums (Ecsite)
Start and ending date of the Initiative
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Type of deliverables
Teaching Methodology
Thematic area
Biology, Technology, ICT, Science , Other
Language of the deliverable
Other EU, English
Target Group
Teachers, Students
Description of the initiative
The KiiCS project gathers scientists and artists to bring science closer to society through artistic creativity. Interactions between art, science and new technologies stimulate new ideas to communicate science, foster innovation and improve the quality of life across Europe.

KiiCS’s objectives are:

To "incubate” art, science and technology through multidisciplinary actions. Artists and scientists are brought together to produce and work on innovative ideas, thus providing evidence of the positive impact of art and science interaction on creativity and innovation.
To encourage young people to engage in scientific activities and raise their interest in science and technology. Young adults (aged 14-17) are able to discover new ways to look at science with the support of creative and artistic interventions.
To connect innovative ideas with the business world. The best ideas stemming from art and science interaction will be presented to businesses and potential investors as a new investment opportunity.

The main outputs include:

A "Do-it-Yourself Incubation Kit” containing methodological and advocacy tools to be developed to help people developing creative incubation processes.
Policy recommendations to be provided to mainstream art and science incubation as a tool for innovation at local and European level.
Two awards, a European KiiCS Award and a European Youth KiiCS Award, rewarding the best innovative ideas. These ideas will be communicated to businesses and investors.
More Information
Project home page provides information about connection of arts and science. It can be inspiration for teachers to make their science lessons more creative and artistic. Mix of disciplines (art, design, science) creates new stimuli and indeed helps increase interest in science in innovative ways.
Teachers’ Opinion
An innovative approach combining scientific activity creativity and artistic activity creativity. Creativity is a key ingredient to encourage students imagination but guidance is also much needed in order to come with ideas that are truly new and not simply a copy of the existing. The project website has a facebook address , which is very modern
The project can be found in articles intended for different audiences, for both younger and older. There are articles about environment, transport and technology. There are even recommendations to promote the creative links of development of art and science, as well as innovative creative ideas for the business world.
Students’ Opinion
Information provided on the project home page shows how science can be understood through actions of art. It is a good way to combine arts and science. It can help develop knoledge on both fields.

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Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.