Micropia recently won the prize for most innovative and ground-breaking museum in Europe. In a ceremony in San Sebastián, Spain, the jury praised the originality of world’s only microbe museum. From among 49 nominees, Micropia was selected for the highest recognition: the Kenneth Hudson Award. The judges called Micropia a ‘unique and original museum presenting, in an elegant and engaging exhibition, the world of microbial life. The museum excels for high design value, effective management, and partnerships, charismatic leadership, and ground-breaking developments in display and communication’.
Micropia also serves as a link between the scientific community and the public, reflecting the growing importance of biotechnology and life sciences.