Public Engagement

The Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network plans to fund a really special public engagement project. This project will focus on fun, informative, hands-on activities that will bring organ-on-a-chip research and technology to new audiences.

We are also keen to find out how Network members are getting involved in public engagement, so please let us know your ideas and activities by contacting

Organ on a Chip shop - Network public engagement project   

The Network is funding an exciting, hands on organ-on-a-chip public engagement activity, led by OOACT member Paul Holloway from University of Oxford.

Paul submitted a proposal based on the concept of a fish & chip takeaway. This 'make and take' public engagement activity takes the form of an ‘Organ on a Chip shop’ -  providing the opportunity for participants to learn more about this emerging technology at the shop counter and even go round into the ‘kitchen’ where they can make a miniature organ on a chip keyring to take home.

We are especially delighted to hear the news that the ‘Organ on a Chip shop’ has been selected to take part in the hugely popular Science Museum Lates: Medicine on 29 January 2020 – celebrating the launch of the Museum’s new Medicine Galleries.

We are seeking Organ-on-a-Chip Network members to volunteer and join the “shop” team - helping to make this fun and informative activity for museum goers a success. If you are interested, please contact Paul by Monday 21 October 2019 at:

For more information, see Paul's  Organ on a Chip shop presentation at BioMedEng19 

Congratulations Paul for all your hard work!