Movilab, a scientific laboratory on wheels

Red Eléctrica collaborated in 2015 with the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), the Spanish Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Padrosa Foundation on the Movilab project, a mobile laboratory installed in the trailer of a truck which toured 13 Spanish cities with the aim of bringing science and innovation closer to the citizens of these cities. The route of the Movilab began in La Coruna on 22 September and concluded on 27 December 2015 at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid.

The goal of this travelling laboratory, was to present scientific concepts in both an entertaining and rigorous manner, trying to arouse the curiosity of society regarding research in the field of science and innovation. The workshops consisted of activities related to both light and its physical principles, as well as electricity transmission. Thus, visitors had the opportunity to make a light bulb or a fluorescent tube with household materials, and learn about the elements that are part of electricity lines, such as conductor cables, bird saving devices and insulators, among other activities.

You will find all the information about the project on the Movilab website (only available in Spanish).