World Biotech Tour
Scitech Media Release, Scitech selected as international host for The World Biotech Tour, December 2015
Scitech has been selected as one of four international science centres to host The World Biotech Tour (WBT) in 2016.
WBT showcases the role of science centres in bringing together key stakeholders to promote an understanding of biotechnology and how it touches our everyday lives.
“Scitech is extremely excited to be selected out of a competitive international pool. We feel privileged to be able to be an integral part of raising awareness of the importance of Biotechnology,” Scitech CEO Alan Brien said.
As part of the tour, Scitech will engage students, teachers, science centre professionals, and the general public in hands-on activities and discussions about key issues to demonstrate the relevance, excitement, and wonder of biotechnology in a fun and exciting way.
The selection includes a $25,000 grant from the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the Biogen Foundation to provide a culturally unique visitor experience through several activities developed and hosted at Scitech.
“Through our diverse science programs we see biotechnology as not only part of our daily lives, but also as a future priority in education and employment,’ Mr Brien said.
“Western Australians know how incredibly biodiverse our part of the world is, and the importance of combating debilitating and rare diseases, reducing our environmental footprint, using less and cleaner energy, and having more efficient industrial manufacturing processes. Scitech is excited to be on the forefront of making the link between that knowledge and the role of biotechnology.”
The other centres selected for 2016’s WBT were Montreal Science Centre in Canada, National museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci in Italy, and National Science Museum in Thailand.