Following the huge success of the ‘letzSCIENCE – the beauty of science meets augmented reality’ campaign in Luxembourg City over the summer, the campaign can now be experienced in Belval, the heart of Luxembourg’s research ecosystem. Triggered by scanning a QR code, three images transform into an augmented reality (AR) experience, followed by a story about a piece of research in Luxembourg.
From 15 October until the end of October, the three letzscience augmented reality posters can be experienced in Belval, on the panels next to Cocottes (Ënnert den Héichiewen, 4362 Esch-sur-Alzette).
Every two years, the FNR commissions a survey in Luxembourg to gauge the perception and level of interest in Luxembourg’s research and research actors. The most recent survey found 70% of people want to be more informed about science and research in Luxembourg.
“It Is part of our mission to raise awareness of research in Luxembourg, much of which is funded by the FNR. We asked ourselves: How can we reach people in a new, innovative way and hope to leave an impression? How can we raise awareness of the important research the FNR is supporting in Luxembourg? – Didier Goossens, Head of Corporate Communications at FNR
“We decided to combine augmented reality with the beauty of science. To pique curiosity, we chose three striking images that make one think: ‘what the hell is that?’.
“We teamed up with some talented creative professionals in Luxembourg, and out of a concept for a new type of campaign blending science communication and augmented reality grew ‘letzSCIENCE’: a campaign designed to be understandable for a lay audience, with a new technology, in an adapted, entertaining way.
“For the main rollout of the campaign, we partnered up with IP / Tramedia, who from the start were eager to help make this pilot campaign a success – something connecting everyone involved in the project.” – Emily Iversen, Digital Communications Manager at FNR
The bold graphic identity of the campaign (STUDIO Polenta) is underpinned by a flowing palette of hologram colours, reflecting the diversity of research topics in Luxembourg. Viewers of the AR experiences, created by Virtual Rangers, are invited to discover more on the dedicated mini site letzscience.lu (Cropmark).
The letzSCIENCE campaign was originally live on 41 displays across the 11 stops on the tram network in Luxembourg City and Kirchberg from 30 July – 10 August 2020.
Read more about the campaign on letzscience.lu
Stephen Korytko (advertising consultant); STUDIO Polenta (graphic design); Cropmark (web design); Virtual Rangers (augmented reality); IP (advertising partner). Special thanks to Luxvisual for the flexibility in the production of the AR posters.
August 12, 2020
The FNR’s new communication campaign LetzSCIENCE is the first campaign in Luxembourg to blend traditional ‘postering’ with AR technology. Striking science images intrigue passers-by, who by scanning a QR code can discover a real-time 3D model overlaid on top of the image. People get to play around with a new, interactive technology and learn about research in Luxembourg in the process. We speak to Matthieu Bracchetti from Virtual Rangers, the start-up that created the AR experiences for letzSCIENCE, about the challenges in the creation process, and how Luxembourg is AR-ready.