The project “GENIale: designing the future with biotechnology”, is one of the Dompé CSR activities aimed at developing and consolidating an awareness of the importance of biotechnology for our future in educational, scientific and social terms. Conducted in L’Aquila, which has always been in the DNA of Dompé and is the location of the Group’s principal production and research site, the project had the patronage of the Council and University of the city.
The younger generations at the centre
Learning to look at the world with the strength and curiosity of knowledge. This is what underlies the project “GENIale: designing the future with biotechnology” promoted by Dompé and aimed at the more than 600 children attending the middle schools of L’Aquila, who have been given an opportunity to increase their awareness of the importance of biotechnology for our future in educational, scientific and social terms.
The project involved lessons in biotechnology and the history of biotechnological research, the distribution of a descriptive information kit, and information and materials useful for creating an artistic work in preparation for an art competition, in which the youngsters were asked to express their idea of biotechnology. The winner was awarded an iPad as a prize, and his school received a supply of books about science for its library.
Project GENIale concluded with an Open Day at the Dompé site in L’Aquila that gave the children an opportunity to see for themselves the fascinating world of biotechnological research and production.
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