A new partner of the Lecturers without borders project is Mind the Lab, a breakthrough science communication approach which aims to bring science to the general public. Sharing the same values and principles the two projects have agreed on working together within particular projects.
Mind the Lab (www.mindthelab.org) is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) awareness raising campaign that takes place at the means of public transport (such as metro, train and bus stations, ports and airports). Mind the Lab targets all citizens regardless of their age, sex, ethnicity, educational and social background or interests, and fosters the active participation and engagement of all parts of society in scientific and technological advances, which affect our everyday lives and address the challenges that recent societies face. The first Mind the Lab event took place in the Athens metro, Greece in February 2017. Since 2018, Mind the Lab travels on an annual basis in Athens, Berlin, Madrid and Edinburgh and it has reached more than 100.000 people.
In 2018 Mind the Lab was chosen as a finalist at the Falling Walls Engage award in Berlin.