Welcome to “Behind the Scenes“, the podcast series of the EU Research and Innovation Exhibition, part of the EU Research and Innovation Days 2021. In this series, journalist Jennifer Baker spends time with some of Europe’s most brilliant scientists and innovators, whose discoveries are having a lasting and important impact on our daily lives.

Biophysics, fungal architectures, robotics and automatic control, Arctic research, radio astronomy, and computer engineering: discover these inspiring science projects, but just as importantly, the journeys of the people behind them. 

The episode “A village on ice” is connected to the MOSAiC expedition and open questions in Earth climate sciences, but it also talks about Polona Itkins career and what inspired her to become a researcher. The episode is 15 minutes long.

This podcast series is an initiative of the European Commission and part of the European Research and Innovation Days, the annual flagship research and innovation event. It brings together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.