June 7, 2018. Baluarte.

1ST NAVARRE SCIENCE GALA

The great science festival

The first Navarre Science Gala comes to Pamplona in the form of a science and technology festival for everyone, which will bring science closer to society. This inspirational event will generate interest in the scientific knowledge that is so present and necessary in our everyday lives.

On June 7, some of the most internationally renowned names in different fields of science and technology will gather in Baluarte.

The Science Gala will also feature the 1st SciencEkaitza Scientific Awards ceremony. Accolades will recognize both the work of those dedicated to Research, Development and Innovation in Navarre, as well as their creative capacity and spirit of cooperation.

Tickets

Tickets for the first Navarre Science Gala, which will be held on June 7, 2018, are now available for €3.

They can be purchased online at the Baluarte, Navarre Conference Center and Auditorium website or at the ticket office.

SOPHIA+DAVID HANSON

THE MOST ADVANCED HUMANOID IN THE WORLD.

Sophia is the latest and most advanced robot from Hanson Robotics, and a cultural icon. A surprisingly realistic development of artificial intelligence. She is accompanied by her creator, David Hanson, founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics.

MARIO MOLINA

NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY

Scientific discoverer of the hole in the ozone layer. Co-author of the original article predicting the thinning of the ozone layer as the result of the emission of certain industrial gases.

JAMES ROTHMAN

NOBEL PRIZE IN MEDICINE

Biochemist and scientific researcher. He discovered, along with other researchers, the molecular principles that govern the delivery of the vesicular load in the cell, in the right place and at the right time.

SUE BLACK

RADICAL THINKER

Scholar, computer scientist and social entrepreneur. Champion of women in the field of computing. She played a key role in saving Bletchley Park, the headquarters for the deciphering of the German code in World War II.

JOSÉ ÁNGEL ÁVILA

EUROPEAN INVENTOR 2017

Engineer recognized for developing the signaling pathways technology that contributes to the increased precision of the European Galileo GNSS positioning satellite that connects to GPS and GLONASS.

MARGARET HEFFERNAN

ENTREPRENEUR AND AUTHOR

Entrepreneur, CEO, television producer, mentor and author of various books and TED talks. Nominated to the Internet Top 100 by Silicon Alley Reporter and “Best business books of the decade” finalist on several occasions from the Financial Times.

PRESENTED BY LUIS PIEDRAHITA!

The humor of science

Humorist, writer and illusionist Luis Piedrahita is in charge of presenting the first Navarre Science Gala. Luis Piedrahita is a contributor and writer for the El hormiguero 3.0 talk show and the pioneer stand-up comedy show in Spain: El club de la comedia. He has also been director, writer and magician on the television program Nada por aquí. The comedian will serve as master of ceremonies, entertaining the audience and guests with his undisputed sense of humor.

His particular vision of life will come face to face with the reality as seen by the humanoid Sophia, with whom he will have a chat that is sure to surprise the Gala attendees…

Will Sophia be able to understand Luis Piedrahita’s funny and magical plays on words?

SCIENCEKAITZA AWARDS

Each of the winning teams will receive a work created by Navarrese sculptor Eduardo Zubiria, representing the SciencEkaitza lightning bolt. This artist habitually works with new materials, such as wood fiber, foams made from different materials and resins that he modifies using new technologies in the world of computing, programmed algorithms and geometric mathematics. This form of creation follows the steps of other pioneering artists in Spain in applying new computerized methods to the world of art, such as Elena Asins, Manuel Barbadillo, José Luis Alexanco, José María Iturralde and Eusebio Sempere.

EDUARDO ZUBIRIA

An exhibition by Eduardo Zubiria opens the schedule of events at the SciencEkaitza Science Gala. Starting on Monday, June 4, Baluarte will host the DISTORSIÓN exhibition that presents a collection of works related to the changes that took place during the creation of the universe, from how the known universe was created to what we think we know today, producing distortions in matter and space, as scientists and astrophysicists see them.

Eduardo Zubiria distorts the canvas, the material, the color and the shine with his geometric forms and mathematics, until reaching the imperfection of shapes that change with the passage of ambient light, attempting to reach that last impossible piece to achieve perfection and execution; such is the universe, in continuous movement, expansion and evolution.

1ST SCIENTIFIC COMPETITION

The most groundbreaking ideas compete with one another.

The 1st SciencEkaitza Scientific Awards were created to publicly recognize the most innovative ideas with the greatest capacity to transform both the economy and society. The intent is to identify and promote those collaborative projects which, due to their unique or disruptive nature, many times never see the light of day.

The scientific research and technologist community from universities, research centers and technology centers in Navarre are convened to present their proposals in the sectors that form part of Navarre’s Intelligent Specialization Strategy in Research and Innovation.

The winning project of the 1st SciencEkaitza Scientific Awards will receive international recognition, as well as support for its implementation.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

A better world, thanks to science.

Scientific research, technology and innovation are crucial for sustainable economic development, from both a social and environmental perspective. All scientific and technological progress made in the different fields of science has a direct impact on society and the quality of life of people.

Scientific outreach aims to communicate the advances that are made on a continuous basis in very diverse fields of research. This outreach work is becoming increasingly necessary so that society can give those involved the recognition they deserve.

It is important to generate a close relationship between science and society, so that each person feels part of a future that we all build together.

NAVARRE, ON THE CUTTING EDGE

Our innovative vocation

Navarre is a region with a long track record in applying policies intended to strengthen and develop scientific research and technology.

In our community, numerous technology and research centers, universities, companies and entrepreneurs have been consolidated with the experience and talent necessary to ensure Navarre remains a pioneering region in science, technology and innovation.

ADItech is a coordinating agent of the Navarre R&D&i System (SINAI), charged with promoting initiatives in science and research among companies, technology centers and universities, so that their projects provide the maximum value to society. With this goal in mind, it has organized the first Navarre Science Gala and the first edition of the SciencEkaitza Scientific Awards.