ESOF2022 Exhibition: The Best of European Research and Innovation

A lively Exhibition will accompany the 10th edition of the EuroScience Open Forum ESOF2022 scientific programme onsite in the spectacular 900 years-old Pieterskerk in Leiden. Online delegates will have full access to all sponsor booths and the e-poster gallery in the virtual conference platform.

The Exhibition will be the place where all delegates can gather for informal meetings over coffee, attend networking events, browse the latest scientific discoveries for businesses and research institutions, discuss research and career opportunities with representatives from leading European universities and much, much more.

Exhibition Highlights

Not only will there be booths from our key partners Elsevier and Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, but there will also be plenty of other amazing booths with activities to explore.

The EU Pavilion

The EU Pavilion will include a wide range of activities, including TED-style talks, virtual reality experiences, live sketching with young artists, and virtual escape games on sustainability and space, and the first ever European Talent Fair on Saturday, July 16, which will be open and accessible to everyone. The EU Talent Fair will bring together students, early career researchers, scholars, start-ups, industry and investors to increase young people’s job opportunities in the research sectors and training sessions. There will also be a virtual EU booth for online delegates to discuss research and innovation policy, EU Missions, opportunities for research and more. In this digital space, you can also find the latest factsheets, reports, and videos on a wide range of EU research and innovation topics.

Please note that delegates must register by Wednesday, July 13 for the four training sessions that the EU Pavilion will host onsite and online. Go here to view the agenda of the European Talent Fair and to register.  

Research in Germany

Representatives of the Research in Germany booth will be on hand to answer questions about funding and career opportunities available in Germany, in addition to hosting a live networking event with five different German universities on Friday, July 15 at 16:30 – 17:30 CEST.

Research in Estonia

You can taste coffee made from a hydrogen-powered coffee machine and eat cookies made by valorising food at the Research in Estonia booth. Several universities representatives and students will be available at the booth to talk about their innovative research and show delegates their findings.

Demonstration of the James Webb Space Telescope

Or you can get up close and personal to a model of the James Webb Space Telescope during a demonstration. Using the beautiful 1:10 scale model of the telescope, Prof. Dr Bernhard Brandl (Leiden University and TU Delft) will explain how the telescope unfolded in space and how it will help fellow astronomers unravel the secrets of both the near and distant future.

Studio ESOF2022

The atmosphere will be alive at the Pieterskerk with activity and excitement and Studio ESOF2022 will be there to capture it all! Hosted by Kim Coppes, Studio ESOF2022 is an open-air studio in the Café that will broadcast a lively program in talk show format featuring interviews, Q&A sessions, live reports from the Exhibition, the poster presentations, videos and more. Twenty-two big questions of 2022 will come back through the programme as discussion topics from different interdisciplinary angles.

To tune into Studio ESOF2022,  simply go onsite in the Pieterskerk, or online in the platform where you will join as a registered participant. Furthermore, you can watch Studio ESOF2022 live here.

All Studio ESOF2022 recordings will be available for two months after the Forum, through the virtual online platform.

Networking Opportunities

Apart from the scientific programme, ESFO2022 will have plenty of networking and socialising opportunities for delegates. Such as the Welcome Reception and Delegate’s Party, sessions, the field trips, poster presentations, workshops, and more.

Online delegates are able to meet and socialise with each other in our Open Networking Area in the conference platform.

Poster Sessions

The awe-inspiring Pieterskerk will be the backdrop for the 75 poster sessions of the ESOF2022 scientific conference. The presenters will have an hour during lunch time to discuss their posters and answer questions.

The physical posters will be accessible onsite during the Exhibition’s opening hours and online 24/7 in the virtual conference platform as e-posters in the e-poster gallery.

Like the sessions, the posters follow the 7 tracks of the conference theme, Crossing Border, Engaged Science, Resilient Societies and will be presented as in the schedule below:

Thursday, July 14, 12:45 – 13:45 CEST

  • Freedom and Responsibility of Science
  • Space for Science

Friday, July 15, 12:45 – 13:45 CEST

  • Sustainable Environment
  • Sustainable Academic Careers
  • Cultural Identities and Societal Transformations

Saturday, July 16, 13:00 – 14:00 CEST

  • Healthy Societies
  • Science and Business

Opening Hours

The hours of the Exhibition are:

Wednesday, July 13                18:00 – 20:00 CEST (Welcome Reception)

Thursday, July 14                    09:00 – 18:00 CEST (open for public from 14:00 – 18:00)

Friday, July 15                         09:00 – 18:00 CEST (open for public from 14:00 – 18:00)

Saturday, July 16                     09:00 – 16:00 CEST (open for the public all day)

This and so much more happening during the Exhibition. More information about the exhibitors, events, and booths can be found on the Exhibition page here.