Dear colleagues,

From 26 to 28 November, Trieste’s "SHARPER – the European Researchers’ Night " will take place, virtually, offering a rich programme of online activities including meetings with researchers, virtual tours, and science games. This year's theme is the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by all the United Nations member states.

The event will be launched on Thursday 26 November at 6.00 pm, with a panel on the topic of A.I. and intellectual property, from the newly established headquarters of Trieste’s science centre Immaginario Scientifico, in the renewed area of Porto Vecchio. All the activities will be streamed live and can be followed on and on the website of Il Piccolo. All events are in Italian.

On Friday afternoon, a marathon of short, face-to-face meetings with researchers from Trieste's main science institutions will take place. Tune in at 8pm to see ICTP's Telecommunications / ICT for Development Laboratory researchers Ermanno Pietrosemoli and Marco Zennaro talking about “Technologies for a connected world”, focussing on their work on wireless networks. This is a field that has experienced a rapid growth in recent years and represents an incredible opportunity to contribute to the implementation of the program of the 2030 Agenda in the field of commercial and industrial applications and sustainability.

SHARPER Trieste will close on Saturday 28 November with some virtual science games, including Fish N'Ships, curated by OGS, that helps teach about marine species and different fishing activities and the anthropogenic impact on the ecosystem; a climate crossword; and a special session of “energy horoscopes”, curated by INFN, that will provide special horoscopes based on new constellations derived from the gamma sources of the Universe.

The Researchers' Night is an initiative promoted by the European Commission, within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.