Science for Change

Science for Change was born from the will to tackle societal challenges affecting communities using innovative solutions. It specializes in developing user-centered, innovative services and products based on citizen science, participatory strategies, community engagement and co-creation processes to facilitate social innovation.

Rosa Arias

Project Coordinator

Joana Magalhães

Project Manager

Karinna Matozinhos

Communication Expert

Blanca Guasch

Co-Design Strategic Officer

The University of Padova

The University of Padova is among the oldest universities in the world, being founded in 1222, and is an internationally renowned research institution. The department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology hosts the Padua Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (Pa.S.T.I.S.) research unit, the most important academic research center expressly devoted to STS research in Italy.

Federico Neresini

Sociologist and Professor in Science and Technology Studies

Paolo Giardullo

Sociologist and Researcher in Science and Technology Studies


FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências is a Non-Profit Private Association created as a common initiative of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) and 6 private companies to support R&D and innovation activities of its associates, while enhancing FCUL strategic partnerships with market and services companies, therefore creating a more challenging environment for research and innovation. FCiências.ID is the legal representative of 20 research centers, in several scientific fields. The research centres involved in NEWSERA are the Interuniversity Centre of History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT) and the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c).

Cristina Luís

Researcher, Science Communication and Citizen Science expert

Esther Marín

Researcher and Data journalism expert

Inês Navalhas

Reporting and Science Communication Manager

Filipa Vala

Science Communication expert

Patrícia Garcia Pereira

Science Communication expert

Patrícia Tiago

Researcher and Citizen Science expert

Mafalda Pinto Basto

Management support

The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology is a public foundation with the mission to drive forward science, technology and innovation, promote their integration and proximity to society and respond to the needs of the Spanish Technology and Business System (SECTE).

Izaskun Lacunza

Ana Elorza

Science Advice and Diplomacy Coordinator

Leire Leguina

Project Manager

Lorenzo Melchor

EU Science advice and diplomacy officer


IBERCIVIS is the national private non-for-profit foundation devoted to citizen science in Spain. It has deployed more than 60 experiments from 40 different research groups reaching over 60.000 citizen scientists. The set of experiments include volunteer computing, volunteer sensing, participatory experiments, or collective intelligence projects among others.

Maite Pelacho

Ethics Manager

Francisco Sanz

Data Manager


Formicablu S.r.l. is an Italian SME engaged in science communication through a multidisciplinary strategy based on journalism and storytelling formats and languages. Founded in 2005, Formicablu has been designing the communication strategy and developing dissemination activities for national and EU research projects. Formicablu is actively involved in the European Open Data movement and in data journalism projects.

Lisa Lazzarato

Communication manager

Anna Violato

Communication officer

Elisabetta Tola

Science communicator and Data journalism expert

Marco Boscolo

Science communicator and Data journalism expert

Francesca Conti

Reporting and accounting

Marzia Mazzonetto

Public engagement and Citizen science expert

Dario Valeri

Art director