Teknopolis returns this weekend

2021/09/22 Elhuyar Zientzia

Ed. EiTB

This morning the new season of the Teknopolis programme, dedicated to science and technology, has been presented. In fact, it will depart this weekend, Saturday will be broadcast in ETB1 at 15:00 (Today after Days) and Sunday at 13:30 in ETB2. From the following week, Teknopolis will return to its usual schedule: Saturdays at 13:30 in ETB1 and Sundays at ETB2 at the same time.

This season the program remains open to public curiosity. Every week you want to devote 30 interesting minutes to viewers and, moreover, if it makes you feel the joy of learning something new, even better! The presenter will be Iñaki Leturia Yurrita and the director Nagore Rementeria Argote and Leturia herself.

Leturia explained in a press conference that the last few months have been conditioned by the coronavirus pandemic; it has been a great challenge for Teknopolis to explain to the general public the details of the health crisis, which has largely surpassed. Now, of course, they will not rule out the coronavirus issue, but they have many other things in their hands, “a sign that science, research and innovation have not ceased, nor the need to communicate these issues.”

Among the characteristics of Teknopolis, Leturia has highlighted rigor and precision, along with closeness, since 24 seasons have brought a great experience to explain scientific issues in an interesting and entertaining way.

Some of the topics being addressed in the press conference, such as the study of drone cliffs, the difficult balance between healthy and sustainable food, spider networks, fluctuations in the price of light, or the microchip crisis, have been reported.

The presentation was made in Mondragon Unibertsitatea, in the GARAIA technology park. Amaia Esquisabel Alegre, Research Director of the Basque Government, has highlighted the functions of science, technology, education and research: “Teknopolis is a reference in the dissemination and dissemination of science and technology. Today, no one questions the need for science and technology to respond to the social, economic and environmental challenges of humanity. Teknopolis is the window of Basque and global science that gives us the latest works and scientific and technological advances all over the weekend, making them more accessible to all.”

ETB Director of Programs and Arts, Gorka García Peral, has given great value to the special effort made in the era of the pandemic to make the coronavirus known in a precise and close manner: "the program has shown us even more its value and function, putting the interest of society at the center," he said. He also stressed that the ETB programme clearly fulfils the objective of bringing the vanguard and technology closer to the public: "The key is in the themes, in the experts and interviewees and in the language and images used," he said.

Jon Abril Olaetxea, general coordinator of Elhuyar, has stated that Teknopolis is the speaker of the scientific community: “Another year, Teknopolis brings us home to the innovation, technology and scientific news of Euskal Herria and all over the world. And we want to be more than ever the speaker of this scientific community, disseminating what they do in an informative way, emphasizing their need, deepening the ethical and critical perspective and highlighting the need to influence scientific policies.”

Finally, April highlighted the long collaboration between Elhuyar and EITB Media and thanked all the sponsors and collaborators for the new edition of Teknopolis, through their collaboration: Department of Economic Development and Environment and Department of Education of the Basque Government, University of the Basque Country, Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Universidad Pública de Navarra, TKNIKA, research and innovation center applied to Vocational Training, Ente Vasco de la Energia, BRTA and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology.