Vienna Science Expo to Host 1001 Inventions Events



1001 Inventions particaptes in this year’s edition of the Vienna’s Sci4all festival to be held on September 28th at the Vienna Institute of Technology (TGM). The mega festival of science is Austria’s celeberation of the European Researchers’ Night, a public event dedicated to popular science and fun learning, held each year in around 300 cities simultaneously across Europe. More than 1 million people participated in European Researchers’ Night in 2017.

1001 Inventions will organise the “Library of Secrets: Discover a Golden Age of Science” pop-up event as part of Sci4all festival in Vienna. 1001 Inventions participation at this year’s edition contributes to celeberating the European Year of Culture Heritage 2018. 1001 Inventions’ pop-up event will showcase diversity in science and offer Sci4all visitors the opportunity to explore untold stories of ancient civilisations and how people of different cultures and backgrounds had remarkable contributions to the advancement of science.

Visitors of the 1001 Inventions event will get the chance to watch the ‘1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets’ short film starring the legendary actor Sir Ben Kingsley. Following each film screening, 1001 Inventions team, in collaboration with Vienna University Children’s Office, will present themed  hands-on workshops and science demonstrations. The interactive activities will offer visitors a chance to learn about poineers from the Golden Age including on optics and vision, how the digestive system functions, practicing ancient surgical techniques, presenting some optical illusion science and much more.

Families and children especially are encouraged to come and experience the fun-filled set of activities and see science in a new light!



Date, Hours and Venue

Friday September 28 2018
3:00pm - 10.00pm

Vienna Institute of Technolgy (TGM), Wexstraße 19-23, 1200 Wien

About European Researchers’ Night in Vienna (Sci4all)

European Researchers’ Night is a mega event that takes place every year simultaneously in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond. The key objective of the event is to increase general public awareness of the diversity of scientific research but also promote and facilitate greater public participation in the entire scientific process including participation in scientific research as well as dissemination activities. Moreover, considering a prevalent shortage the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) graduates in Austria as well as having persisting trend of underrepresentation of women among STEM university graduates, our further aim is to enhance youth’s understanding of science and research and encourage them to pursue a career in the STEM fields to become future scientists. Sci4all (Science is for all of us) is Austria’s contribution to this event, hosted by the Practical Robotics Institute Austria (PRIA) in partnership with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), FH Campus Wien, Science Communications, Vienna University Children’s Office and Vienna Institute of Technology (TGM)

About Vienna University Children’s Office

The Children's Office is a spin off company of the University of Vienna and acts – after a project phase of several years – as an independent non-profit limited company since 2006, implementing innovations on the regional, national and international level at the interface of science and society on a project-funded basis.

About 1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions is an award-winning, British based organization that creates international educational campaigns and engaging transmedia productions aiming to raise awareness of the contributions to science, technology and culture from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation.

1001 Inventions has engaged with over 350 million people across the globe working with a network of international partners, including UNESCO, National Geographic and leading academics to produce interactive exhibits, short films, live shows, books and classroom learning materials that are being used by hundreds of thousands of educators around the world.

What is European Researchers’ Night?