Exhibition

Onsite in the Pieterkerk and online in the virtual booth of the virtual conference platform, an exhibition will accompany the ESOF2022 scientific programme.

The exhibition will be comprised of several different elements including booths, poster presentations and our networking café-area; Studio ESOF2022.

The exhibition hours 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)

Please use the dropdown menu below to navigate to all the different exhibitors, booths, and activities happening during the Exhibition at the Pieterskerk.

Exhibitors, Booths, and Activities

Below you can find a list of our (key) partners and where in the Pieterskerk exhibition center they can be found. You can also find our sponsors in the virtual EU booth.

Frontiers is also one of our key partners, and exclusive sponsor of the delegate party. (Hortus Botanicus)

European Union – Key partner (EU Pavilion)
Elsevier  – Key partner (K1)
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson – Key partner (K2) 
Estonian Research Council – Bronze partner (B4)
Baden Württenberg International – Bronze partner (B5)
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Bronze partner (B6)
RSA Department of Science and Innovation – Bronze partner (B8)
Leiden European City of Science – Partner (B1)
Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office LINO – Partner (B10)
Naturalis – Partner (B11) 
EuroScience – Partner (B2)
Katowice – Partner (B3)
Europlanet 2024 RI – Partner (B7)
ITER – Partner (B9)
JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE – No partner package (Above B11)
Coalition S (exclusive to Virtual EU Booth)
International Science Council (ISC) (exclusive to Virtual EU Booth)
AlphaGalileo (exclusive to Virtual EU Booth)

The EU Pavilion will include a wide range of activities including:

  • TED-style talks;
  • Virtual reality experiences;
  • Live sketching with young artists;
  • Virtual escape games on sustainability and space, and;
  • European Talent Fair on Saturday, July 16 with 4 training sessions (prior registration required).


You can also visit the virtual EU booth to discuss research and innovation policy, EU Missions, opportunities for research talent and more. In this digital space, you will also find the latest factsheets, reports and videos on a wide range of EU research and innovation topics!

For more information go here or view the training schedule.

There will be 75 live Poster presentations during the lunch break at the Pieterskerk. All the presenters will be on hand to answer questions as well.

The physical posters will be accessible onsite during the Exhibition hours in addition to being available 24/7 online on the virtual conference platform as e-posters.

As in the scientific sessions, all posters are centered around one of the 7 tracks, and will be presented by theme onsite in the Pieterskerk by the following schedule:

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

There will be a rotating cast of activities including open scientific sessions and viewings of scientific movies.

Thursday, July 14
11:15 – 12:30 – Museums and Identity

14:00 – 15:15 – To Mars and Beyond

Friday, July 15
11:15 – 12:30 – Art Exploring Science

14:00 – 15:15 – Understand Public Policy Making Through a Game: The Case of Euthanasia

Saturday, July 16
09:00 – 09:30 – European Talent Fair Official Opening + Panel Discussion

09:45 – 11:00 – Shoot Policy-makers Listen to Scientists

14:15 – 15:30 – What Can Be the Role of Heritage in Society?

The open podium is an area in the Exhibition that will be open to the general public from 14:00 to 18:00, and all day on Saturday.

Studio ESOF2022 will be a live talk show that will cover all the different parts of the conference. It will also be streamed online here.

Hosted by Kim Coppes, StudoESOF2022 will broadcast Meet-the-Expert interviews, discussions with speakers, short panel discussions, delegate interviews, exhibition tours, art, music, and more.

The EuroScience booth will host live “Meet the Expert” events on Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15 at 12.45 – 13.45 CEST and Saturday, July 16, 13.00 – 14.00 CEST.

And the European Young Researchers Award Ceremony will take place on Friday, July 15 from 16:00  to 17:00 CEST at the  Stadsgehoorzaal (Aalmarkt Stage). See here for more information on the European Young Researchers Award.

As a global leader in information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making for customers across the global research and health ecosystems. 

 Discover how we can work together to help accelerate the progress of researchers and health professionals through innovation in partnership with the communities we serve – playing our part in building a better future for research, health and people everywhere.

The James Webb Space Telescope, launched in late 2021, is the newest flagship space telescope of NASA/ESA and the most ambitious and complex mission ever built. The heart of one of the instruments on board Webb (MIRI) was developed and built in the Netherlands. You can read a news article on its first results here.

Join one of the many demonstrations by astronomer, Prof. Dr Bernhard Brandl (Leiden University and TU Delft), who will explain how this complex but fascinating telescope unfolded in space and how it will help astronomers unravel the secrets of both the near and distant universe using a beautiful 1:10 scale model of Webb will be displayed during the Exhibition in the Pieterskerk.

LINO Office is a bridge between the Lithuanian research and innovation community and the European “bubble”. Therefore, the visitors can expect to learn more about Lithuanian science community (researchers, scientists) and its achievements, other players of Lithuanian innovation ecosystem (innovators, start-ups and spin-offs), and find new contacts for their future collaboration. If you want to get the newest information about the EU policy in the field of science, technology and innovation, EU funding initiatives (such as Horizon Europe etc.) or partnering opportunities with Lithuania, LINO Office is your “one-stop-shop”. 

A booth featuring prestigious universities from Germany will be on hand to answer questions about funding and career opportunities in Germany during the exhibition.

On Friday, July 15, 16:30-17:30 CEST, the booth located at B5 and B6, will also host a live networking event with the representatives from the institutions below:

  • Baden-Württemberg International – Careers in Baden-Württemberg
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • University of Stuttgart


“Research in Germany” is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research that was launched in 2006. It presents Germany as a country of research and innovation and creates a forum for international exchange and cooperation. The initiative is jointly implemented by the German Academic Exchange Service, the German Research Foundation, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the DLR Project Management Agency. Discover more at www.research-in-germany.org.

 Any questions? Contact Research in Germany at research-in-germany@daad.de

In the Research in Estonia booth various Estonian academic institutions will come together to showcase their innovation research and scientific findings.

  • Taltech researchers will show how it is possible to produce useful raw materials from waste.
  • The University of Tartu scientists will showcase their solution for sustainable production of fuels and chemicals from waste feedstocks.
  • Tallinn University will present the valorisation of curative mud extracted in Estonia and what sustainable natural cosmetics their researchers have developed.
  • Estonian Academy of Arts will present sustainable fashion.
  • Estonian University of Life Sciences explains zero-waste food management and their research in that area.


Coffee made with a hydrogen-powered coffee machine and cookies made by valorising food will be served at the booth.

You can find more information here

European City of Science 2022 presents a 365-day, year-round Public Engagement programme with many fantastic events related to science, art, and culture happening around the entire city of Leiden.

More information about the Leiden2022 activities here.

During ESOF2022, on the square in front of the Pieterskerk, a festive  programme will take place for all curious minds . It offers mobile expositions, art, pop-up museums, music, conventions, city tours, and more.

It will be located in front of the Pieterskerk and is open to everyone.

More information on the festival can be found here.

In the café area, delegates will be able to grab a cup of coffee and a bite to eat.

The café area will also serve as a meeting place for informal networking and socialising.

Meet the Leiden2022 Wall!

With this Wall, Leiden2022 hopes to spark your curiosity. The Wall represents everything that’s happening in Leiden in 2022! It’s 970cm x 230cm and therefore literally a big wall of information and colour. To make it easier to digest, the Wall has some very simple instructions that go along with it. 

In short, you can find all of our daily themes, several events, special dates, and our lovely QR-codes on the Wall. When you scan one of those QR-codes with your smartphone you will be transported to our website, where you can learn more about the daily theme and the events happening on that day. The daily themes are very different from each other. Some are more scientific, others are more artistic or cultural, and almost all of the themes can be interpreted in many different ways

The Wall has been travelling throughout Leiden and has been in churches, museums and auditoriums. Now, it could be right in front of your eyes. Come see it in real life and enjoy!