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AlphaGalileo Foundation Ltd
Type of site
Available in English, Spanish, French and German
Owner Independent
Created by Staff writers
Launched 1998
Current status active

AlphaGalileo is a business-to-business science news service was launched in 1998 prompted by the popularity of Eurekalert.[1] AlphaGalileo was created as a result of UK government efforts to promote public engagement with science.[2]

The news service, which is moderated, is run by the independent not-for-profit organisation, AlphaGalileo Foundation Ltd[3][4] on a mix of government grants, commercial sponsorship and advertising.[5] It takes press releases about research developments from over 2 000 contributors and distributes them to more than 5 300 journalists in some 85 countries.[6]

The service was founded in 1998 by Peter Green[7] with the support of the Association of British Science Writers as well as support from the French and German ministries.[8]


  1. ^ Kiernan, Vincent (2006). Embargoed Science. University of Illinois Press. p. 23. 
  2. ^ Ziman, John (1 January 1991). "Public Understanding of Science". Science Technology Human Values. 16 (1): 99–105. doi:10.1177/016224399101600106. Retrieved 25 June 2016 – via 
  3. ^ Bennett, David J.; Jennings, Richard C. (2011). Successful Science Communication. Cambridge University Press. p. 165. 
  4. ^ Holliman, Richard (2008). Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age. OUP Oxford. p. 180. 
  5. ^ European research: a guide to successful communications. European Commission. 2004. p. 42. 
  6. ^ Claessens, Michel (2007). Communicating European Research 2005: Proceedings of the Conference, Brussels, 14-15 November 2005. Springer Science & Business Media. 
  7. ^ "Peter Green: Development Director, AlphaGalileo Foundation" (PDF). 
  8. ^ RTD Info: News Roundup on EC Research and Technological Development Programmes, Issues 29-39. Information Services. 2001. 

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