Researchers’ Grand Prix is a Swedish competition that challenges researchers to present their research in as captivating, inspiring and educational a way as possible – in just four minutes! Together, expert judges and the audience decide the winner.

is winner of the 2015 Researchers' Grand Prix
Sunil Kumar Ramamoorthy, a researcher in renewable plastics at the University of Borås, has won the 2015 Researchers’ Grand Prix

The final of the 2015 Researchers’ Grand Prix was held in Stockholm on 26 November. Finalists from regional heats in eight cities around Sweden challenged each other to give the most captivating, inspiring and educational presentation about their research. Sunil Kumar Ramamoorthy, a researcher in renewable plastics at the University of Borås, captivated both the audience and the jury with his presentation about plastics manufactured from corn, soybeans and flaxseed captivated and was voted winner of the 2015 Researchers’ Grand Prix. For more information read the press release.


    • Blekinge – Johanna Tell
    • Borås – Sunil Kumar Ramamoorthy
    • Eskilstuna/Västerås – Lena Marmstål Hammar
    • Lund – Tuva Richert
    • Malmö – Silvia Galli
    • Stockholm – Oskar Lundberg
    • Trollhättan – Sabina Kapetanovic
    • Växjö – Fredrik Ahlgren

Read more about the 2015 finalists and their research here

The Researchers’ Grand Prix is organised jointly by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public and Science), the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas), the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working life and Welfare (Forte) and the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA).

In 2015 Researchers’ Night was held in 28 cities around Sweden and in over 30 countries around Europe. The public, especially young people, were invited to participate in hundreds of free activities, try their hand at experiments, meet scientists and be inspired by research.

For more information
Anders Sahlman, Vetenskap & Allmänhet, coordinator of Researchers’ Grand Prix
+46 (0) 70-734 07 85, [email protected].

For information about the regional heats, please contact the local coordinators.

Find out more about the competition concept here.

For more information, contact the organisers.