What’s up at SciRio? (May 2022)

We help find and create opportunities for Science Communicators and explore avenues to construct, collaborate, and contribute to expanding our community.


What’s up at SciRio? 🀘

Consistency and discipline are the only two things you need for your plan to work.

Our founder, Suchitha Champak, is a strong believer in this fact.

On a mission to transform how society perceives science, she explores creative ways to build a community of science communicators.

She envisions a future where science and society co-evolve to build an equitable and accessible space for everyone to empower themselves.

Her journey as a scientist turned entrepreneur has been featured in digital media outlets like The Assam Tribune and BioPatrika.

She has actively participated in drafting proactive policies for science communication in the latest version of the STI (Science Technology and Innovation) Policy by the Government of India.

She is speaking at a TEDx event at Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, on the 𝟐𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐.

We are super excited about this talk 😍😍😍

Our consultancy services…

We help organisations build a better version of themselves.

We provide value-adding services through our large base of freelancers.

1. Services we offer

  • Strategic consultation for Communication and outreach Programs
  • Science writing and Art services – blogs, articles, website copy, event reports, press releases etc.
  • Website development for labs
  • End-to-end solutions for long-form content like Annual reports, Coffee table books, White papers and more.
  • Social media support, and much more

If you have any ideas for outreach but do not know how to go about it, you now know to whom to reach out.

2. Ongoing projects

(a.) Reportage of Young Investigators Meeting 2022

This month we covered the YIM (Young Investigators Meeting) 2022, from 4 – 6 May 2022, organised by IndiaBioscience and the detailed report will release soon.

(b.) Social media support for Colonies in Conflict film

Colonies in Conflict is a feature-length documentary that examines the state of wild bees in a fast-developing Indian landscape.

ο»ΏOur impact

We helped them reach a whopping +1203% more accounts πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

We designed content which engaged more than 275% accounts ⚑️⚑️⚑️

We sold out all the tickets for its first premiere within 4 days of its sale 🌟🌟🌟

Lastly, we achieved these numbers within 15 days of the commencement of the project 🎯

Concerned about pollinator decline, a filmmaker follows, for the first time, migratory giant Asian honeybees to uncover how human progress is driving native bee species to the point of no return.

The trailer is out now!!!

We have already reached 1K views on it… πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

The film is releasing on 22 May, and the tickets for the first premiere in Bangalore SOLD OUT in just 4 days of the sales 🎯

Colonies in Conflict film is available to screen in small groups.

If you wish to host a screening of this film at your Home/Organisation/Apartment/Community/ School/ Corporation Company, you can book it by dropping an email to [email protected].

3. Latest project completed

We helped put together the Coffee-table book for CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) for their Diamond Jubilee celebrations. πŸ₯³οΈ

We collated and condensed 60 years of work of research and milestones into 4 comprehensive sections, and designed ‘Geo-Odyssey’ β€” a coffee-table book which showcases the institute’s remarkable 60-year scientific and research journey.

This project was executed in collaboration with Devayani Khare Communications and Content Conspiracy.

On 11 Oct 2021, Geo-Odyssey was launched by Prof. Shekhar C. Mande, DG CSIR & Secretary DSIR, who graced the occasion of CSIR-NGRI’s diamond jubilee celebrations. 

The Inaugural ceremony was featured in The Hindu and United News of India

Read the Geo-Odyssey here

For Freelancers

You can get gigs and opportunities to work on such projects too.

Interested in listing yourself in our network???

Please write to us with a CV, a list of skills you have expertise in with your work samples.

For Clients

We are open to exploring the possibilities for extending our communications and outreach support to academic institutes, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, science-based corporations, individual scientists and researchers.

If you are looking for any assistance in communicating your science or developing engagement activities in science, feel free to respond to this email and we’ll reach out to you!

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Instead of condemning people, let’s try to understand them. . . . ο»ΏThat’s a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance, and kindness. ~ Dale Carnegie

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I am the Founder and Managing Editor of SciRio, a digital ecosystem for science communicators who want to communicate science to people who are non-experts in any fields of science. After stints as a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Science and Centre for Human Genetics working on Cancer Research and Developmental Biology, I shifted gears to communicating science and become an entrepreneur.

I established SciRio to support science communicators in networking better, finding appropriate training and resources, and ultimately provide unexplored opportunities to science communicators.

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