Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2023 (Night of Science)

Event description

The event “Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2023” (english: Night of Science 2023) is a biannual event in the metropolitan area of the three cities Nürnberg, Fürth and Erlangen. More than 350 institutions participated and opened their doors from 17:00 to 0:00 to the public. The participating institutions included amongst others research institutions, universities, companies, public institutions and museums. According to the organizers, a total of 27,000 people visited the event in 2023.

The event includes presentation sessions, discussion panels, guided tours, exhibitions and participatory activities.

Our institution, the Chair of Energy Process Engineering at FAU, also opened the doors for this event. A fluidized-bed demonstrator, a heatpipe test rig, additive manufacturing and other examples of our research were presented in the laboratories. Additionally, the various projects were presented on posters by the researchers. The SolBio-Rev project was shown in two laboratories with a roll-up banner and a poster

Nürnberg, Germany
Nature of participation
Roll-up Banner, Poster
SolBio-Rev participants
Number of attendees
Approx. 300
Feedback & added-value

Concluding the feedback of approx. 300 visitors at the institute, it can be claimed that most people show a strong interest on alternative energy systems for domestic applications. As many of the attendees are directly affected by the topic and discussion are ongoing regarding renewable domestic energy systems, an increase of interest and knowledge among the public was observed compared to the same event in 2019. The feedback on our research regarding new and green building energy systems received very positive feedback from the audience since many people discussed about the technical aspects of the SolBio-Rev concept and the possibility of its exploitation. 
The added value from the conference can be summarized as  the following:

  • Dissemination of the project across a diverse public audience.
  • Direct and positive feedback from private house owners affected by the ongoing discussion about building energy systems