Science and society can have a dialogue thanks to clear language and awareness of the benefits
When we develop working relationships with society, we must start with basic human needs. We have to explain that science protects you and that science heals, feeds, warms, and teaches you. And we start with such logic — linear innovation models and applied development, and only get products and services at the end. We have to start from the end and then communication will be more successful — Alexander Dynkin, President, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences.
The end product of tomorrow’s product line is sublimated knowledge [...] We are transitioning to a society that will sublimate scientific knowledge. Hence the conclusion: we need to drastically raise the level of society in terms of scientific literacy — Mikhail Kovalchuk, President of Kurchatov Institute National Research Centre.
We are looking at what to do so that as many students and schoolchildren as possible become researchers. There is no royal judgment. [...] Apparently, we need to work on the content and make the language itself accessible and work on the interfaces — Valery Falkov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
As an association named after Helmholtz, we are developing citizen science so that people don’t get lost in these technologies. We invite society and people to take part in research work. I think this will be a trend in the 21st century because the labour market will change very soon, and we will need to somehow find something for people to do — Elena Eremenko, Head of Moscow Office, Helmholtz Association .