SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct 28 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife presented this Thursday the agreement it has reached with Televisión Canaria for the broadcast in the public medium of the research program ‘Divergent minds’, in an act in which the first vice president and island councilor for Innovation, Enrique Arriaga, participated ; the sole administrator of Radiotelevisión Canaria, Francisco Moreno, and the insular director of Education and Youth, Isabel Bello, whose area collaborates in the program.
Arriaga stressed that “it is a novel project that highlights the importance of new technologies and innovation on a day-to-day basis during the pandemic, but also makes known the concerns and how the guests who have reached the most stop thanks to science so that they serve as a path and guide for many young people. “
With this program, he pointed out, “it is possible to give greater visibility to the scientific and innovative talent that exists in the islands and it is done through an educational program, a production that bets on local talent.”
The counselor highlighted the opportunity he has had to get to know the interviewees in an even deeper way through relaxed talks and pointed out that these have served him “to better understand the needs and demands of research centers and companies.”
For his part, Francisco Moreno pointed out that “what Canarian Television does is support this project, act as a communication vehicle and put Canarian Radio Television at the service of creativity and knowledge that is produced on the islands”.
Isabel Bello indicated that “the objective of this project is to guide and encourage young people with a view to their possible start in the business world, making them see the possibilities that arise as a result of the pandemic.”
Along these lines, he said that they want to “also awaken curiosity and a scientific vocation in them, promote technical studies and let them see, by putting a face to different professions and personalities, the present and future opportunities that they have from the scientific field, without matter what they are going to do and always with a business view “.
The program ‘Divergent Minds’ consists of ten episodes of ten minutes in length, in which the First Vice-President and Minister of Innovation interviews ten prestigious and recognized referents in the education, youth and R&D sectors in a relaxed manner. I, innovation, culture, research and new technologies.
The protagonists of the episodes of this first season are the rector of the University of La Laguna, Rosa Aguilar; the scientific coordinator of the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands, Nemesio Pérez; the dancer, creator and performer Paula Quintana; the founder and president of Arquimea, Diego Fernández; the influencer Marta Purriños; the director of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Rafael Rebolo; Titsa’s managing director, Raquel Martínez; the former director of the Institute of Tropical Diseases, Basilio Valladares; the director of Atos Canarias, José Manuel Rodríguez and the CEO of the Science and Technology Park, Raquel Lucía Pérez Brito.
CANARY ISLANDS 2.0
Francisco Moreno highlighted that “all the chapters will be broadcast in Canarias 2.0, which focuses on research and innovation reports in the archipelago.”
The premiere of ‘Divergent Minds’ will be next Saturday and will be broadcast continuously every Saturday until January 1, 2022.
The format used is relaxed talk, held in different locations on the island, mostly outdoors and filmed in 4K format.
All the chapters are structured in the same way, always repeating a series of questions with the intention of finding common answers among all.