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.

The final of the 2017 Researchers’ Grand Prix was held at the Nalen music club in central Stockholm on 28 November. The finalists qualified for a place in the final via regional heats in Blekinge, Borås, Lund, Malmö, Skövde Stockholm and Uppsala, held as part of the European science festival, Researchers’ Night in September. Two of the researchers qualified directly via an online competition. They all challenged each other to give the most captivating, inspiring and educational presentation about their research.

With his presentation about the dreams and disappointments of being a researcher, Peter Ueda a doctor and researcher at the Karolinska Institute won over the audience and jury, as well as viewers who could watch and vote during the final via a live webcast and was voted winner of the 2017 Researchers’ Grand Prix. Read about the winner here.

The finalists was also judged by an expert panel consisting of:

  • Anja Lundqvist, actress
  • Patrik Hadenius, journalist and editor of the Swedish magazine ‘Research & Progress’
  • Agnes Wold, Professor/Chief Physician at the University of Gothenburg.

The 2017 Finalists were:

  • Lund – Emil Rofors
  • Borås – Ellen Lindell
  • Stockholm – Peter Ueda
  • Skövde – Alexandra Krettek
  • Blekinge – Ewa Andersson
  • Uppala – Carina Jahani
  • Malmö – Birgitta Häggman-Henrikson
  • online competition – Stina Wessman 
  • online competition – Lena Lid Falkman

Read more about the finalists and their research.

The Researchers’ Grand Prix is organised jointly by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & 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 Sweden’s Innovation Agency, VINNOVA.

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 and view the 2017 Researchers’ Grand Prix below (In Swedish only).