ESOF Media Tours

ESOF 2018 Press Tours

Chosen to host the 8th edition of the EuroScience Open Forum, Toulouse is a renowned city for science and innovation.

From the “Aeropostale” at the beginning of the 20th century and the installation of aircrafts manufacturers during the World War II, Toulouse is still a vibrant aeronautics hub with the Airbus’s head office and industrial plants and also the Europe’s space capital. Toulouse is strongly involved in two major European programmes like Galileo and Copernicus and employs half of the European space staff. But Toulouse is also known for its excellence in biotechnologies with the Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB) project and in life and medical sciences with a new campus dedicated to translational research against cancer “Toulouse Oncopole”, with an international recognized Gérontopole and with strong competences in neurosciences, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders among others such as medtechs and e-health. As Toulouse is the capital of a region known for its agricultural production, especially wine and high-quality products with strong history and link to the “terroir”, Toulouse is also famous for its agronomic research. High-techs, smart-techs and green-techs competences and companies are also providing a very dynamic and stimulating ecosystem for innovation.

The ESOF 2018 Press Tours are designed to provide accredited journalists with a panorama of local research and innovation, highlighting major R&D expertise and economic sectors.

  • Space Press Tour (10 July, tbc)
  • Aeronautics Press Tour
  • Biotechs & Health Press Tour (11 July, tbc)
  • Agronomy Press Tour (12 July, tbc)
  • French Tech Press Tour (focusing on hightech startups)
  • Humanities Press Tour

The press tours will be organised 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 July in the afternoon. The preliminary programme will be released in the following weeks.

Please note: space will be limited to attend the press tours so we encourage you to PRE-BOOK where possible to avoid disappointment. Please email