ICGEB presents “The Goals of Science”

Saturday, May 14, 2022, ICGEB presents the first episode of the documentary on Science for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

How can basic scientific research achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? At the vicino/lontano festival in Udine, Italy, on Saturday, May 14 at 3 p.m., ICGEB will present the first episode of the documentary “The Goals of Science”, which shows how its researchers validated a faster and cheaper diagnostic system for the SARS-CoV-2 virus during the COVID-19 pandemic. The showing will be followed by a dialogue between scientists, communicators and film producers on how the project was conceived and implemented and the effectiveness of telling science through stories.

The event, in Italian, will feature the first of six episodes and will address SDG3 and SDG17: promoting universal and accessible health and the collaboration through partnerships required to do so. ICGEB, as a Scientific Research Organisation in Biotechnology has structured its activities around six of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda: zero world hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, clean and affordable energy, industrial and infrastructure innovation, and collaboration for the goals, with gender equality (SDG5) always present.

Participating for ICGEB in the event will be Emanuele Buratti, a researcher and one of the main characters in the episode, Suzanne Kerbavcic and Fabio De Pascale from the communications office, as well as Stefano Pellizzaro and Riccardo Vencato of Wannaboo video productions.

The full documentary – in English and Italian – will tell six stories of how ICGEB researchers and staff work to achieve sustainable development. The project is produced by ICGEB thanks to funding from the Autonomous Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia with the collaboration of vicino/lontano, the Municipality of Trieste and the Pietro Pittini Foundation. “Science Goals” will be presented, in September at Trieste Next the Festival of Scientific Research.