Second Edition of MUZZA Science Week Kicking off in Zagreb Today

Second Edition of MUZZA Science Week Kicking off in Zagreb Today
MUZZA Science Week

May 19, 2023 – The second edition of MUZZA Science Week, which was a huge hit last year, is kicking off today! From May 19 to 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., visitors can expect 60 workshops, interesting lectures, and nine panels at this festival for young and old at pavilion 10a of the Zagreb Fair.

As Poslovni writes, the second edition of MUZZA Science Week, to the delight of children and young people, as well as adults, is taking us into the world of science from May 19 to 21, 2023, in pavilion 10a of the Zagreb Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This year's edition is titled Smart Futures and will have 40 partners present on the latest achievements in science, the future in the STEM field, and humanistic, natural, and social topics. In three days, nine panels will be held on the subject of Smart Future.

Entrance to MUZZA Science Week is free for all visitors. Science Week is a new experience for children, young people, and students. It gathers the academic and technological community and entrepreneurs; through interactive learning and networking, its visitors meet the scientists.

"We are delighted to present the best of Croatian science to the most important audience, children and young people. We believe it is essential to promote real values and emphasize education and science as pillars of an advanced society. We invite children, young people, their teachers, and parents to visit us and enjoy the fun aspects of science." - said Đurđica Protić, president of the MUZZA association.

This year's MUZZA Science Week covers all relevant topics, dividing the program into 14 areas: Looking into space, Humanities - the science of man, Superorganism, Future of robots, Future of traffic, Little scientists, Sensational science, Muzza LAB, E-LAB, Ecology and climate, Film and media literacy, Play to health, Plant and animal world and Interactive workshops.

  "The Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb is happy to support MUZZA Science Week. The goal of this educational and tourist event is to promote science and bring it closer to children and young people, and this is important not only for the citizens of Zagreb but also for the guests who visit our city precisely for such events." - said Martina Bienenfeld, director of the Zagreb Tourist Board.

This year, MUZZA Science Week offers nine panels where competent participants will talk about the impact that technology has on the present and future of the global community. Based on the development so far, many processes can be predicted, so it will be interesting to hear how scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, and educators think about the future. Some participants include university professor Bojan Jerbić from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Shipbuilding; president of the Society of Architects Zagreb Tihomil Matković; dean of the Zagreb Polytechnic Prof. dr. sc. Jana Žiljak Gršić, dean of the Faculty of Transport Sciences, associate professor, Ph.D. Marko Šoštarić; Mislav Malenica, president of the CroAI association and CEO of Mindsmiths; board president of Končar d.d. Gordan Kolak; Hrvoje Balen, CEO of Algebra and president of HUP ICT; Vjekoslav Majetić, innovator and CEO of DOK-ING; associate professor, Ph.D. Ana Sović Kržić, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Ph.D. Lovro Palaversa and Ph.D. Vibor Jelić from the Ruđer Bošković Institute, and many others.

Last year, more than 9,000 children and young people visited MUZZA Science Week. With a new location and a significant increase in exciting content and programs, this year's "Smart Future" is not to be missed!

More information on the MUZZA Science Week official website, as well as on their Facebook and Instagram.

The project partners include: Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb, City of Zagreb, Ministry of Science and Education, Croatian Foundation for Children, Croatian Employers' Association, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Shipbuilding, Technical Polytechnic in Zagreb, Faculty of Transport Sciences, University of Zagreb Faculty of Chemistry of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Kinesiology Zagreb, Croatian Catholic University, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Open University of Algebra, Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb and Croatian Institute for Brain Research, Croatian Society for Medical Biochemistry and laboratory medicine, Sveti Duh Clinical Hospital, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Končar, Rimac, Tesla, Croatian Museum of Natural History, Typhological Museum, I want a book, Ida Didacta, Plavi svijet, Fizika Express, Petica - play for health, Atos, Alert - full service marketing agency, Zvona Catering, CircuitMess, Robokacija, Deloitte, FINA, Erste Card Club d.o.o. and Erste&Steiermärkische Bank d.d.

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