UTDesignLabLooking back on the Citizen Science Conference

Looking back on the Citizen Science Conference Let's go together

We look back on a fruitful Citizen Science Conference on November 20th, thanks to all 120+ participants, speakers and other contributors. Have you missed it, or do you want to see certain parts of the program again? Check the aftermovie for a short impression of the day, or watch the full recordings of the afternoon sessions.


Strengthening ties between science, education, technology and society is one of the major topics in University of Twente's new strategy Shaping2030. And there are many ways to achieve this, with citizen science being one of them. The term 'citizen science' refers to a more balanced basis for collaboration between scientists and citizens in tackling societal challenges, applying scientific methods. DesignLab functions as a sandbox environment for this, promoting interaction between researchers, students and end-users.

Organising this event expresses UT's ambition to join forces with all those who are interested or involved in Citizen Science, with the motto "Let's go together to make more impact with Citizen Science!". Highlights of the day were the (internal) kick-off of UT's Shaping Expert Group Citizen Science, the keynotes and discussions about the challenges and impact of Citizen Science, and of course the launch of the Citizen Science Hub by Thom Palstra in his last days as UT's Rector Magnificus.




If you have any questions, remarks and ideas following the conference, do not hesitate to get in touch: citizen-science@utwente.nl.