Science communication

This course is aimed at researchers looking to develop their skills and test out practical tips for online communication using social media and videos.

About the programme

We start by questioning our aims and trying to determine which audiences we are trying to reach through which means. We then dig deeper into writing for social media, having a look at various platforms behind the scenes and challenging ourselves to produce the tweet that will get the most likes. The second part is dedicated to making short videos. We look at video-making mostly from the content point of view: how to choose the most engaging content, how to present it in an exciting way, how to tailor it to our audiences.

We run this course in collaboration with Wiktor Gajewski, a professional science communicator with a wealth of experience working with leading European science centres. The first time we ran this course was for a group of international PhD students working on artificial intelligence and data protection.

This training is available on demand. It can be tailored to the needs of specific organisations and can shrink or extend in time as required.

Marzia Mazzonetto - Stickydot

Marzia Mazzonetto

Co-founder & CEO

“I really enjoy how diverse my work is. Open innovation is multi-stakeholder but also multicultural, international and multilingual, providing a whole set of challenges to rise to.”

With a background in social science and science journalism, Marzia’s main areas of expertise is developing methodologies that support multi-stakeholder engagement. She is passionate about sustainable and inclusive co-creation processes leading to social innovation and participatory policies.

Michael Creek - Stickydot

Michael Creek

Co-founder & Lead Facilitator

“When it comes to facilitation, what I love is finding ways to get people talking, making everyone’s voice heard and ensuring people commit to what happens next.”

Michael focuses on facilitation and stakeholder engagement within Stickydot activities. He develops, runs and trains people in participatory formats for dialogue. One particular focus of his work is within health policy, bringing together patients, practitioners, civil society, research and industry to reach consensus on policy issues.

Alexandre Torres

Junior Project Manager

“I want to help build bridges between science and society. In fact, forget the bridges. Why not make it all one space?”

At Stickydot, Alex works in citizen science and public engagement projects. He is a trained biologist and science communicator who is passionate about creating spaces and processes for dialogue.

Florence Gignac


“It is inspiring to contribute to a scientific research environment that remains anchored in the realities and interests of a variety of individuals. Collaborating with the public takes your scientific knowledge off the beaten track and challenges you to take a creative approach to your scientific practice. Go ahead: once you try participatory research, you won’t look back!”

At Stickydot, Florence provides support on citizen science and public engagement projects. Florence has been applying participatory approaches in the fields of environment and public health for over five years. She cares deeply about making every step of a scientific research project inclusive, creative and sustainable.