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.

Winner of the 2016 Researchers' Grand Prix, Anita Pettersson, with Sven Stafström, Director General of the Swedish Research Council.
Winner of the 2016 Researchers’ Grand Prix, Anita Pettersson, with Sven Stafström, Director General of the Swedish Research Council.

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.

2017 Final

On 28 November, it’s time for the final of Researchers’ Grand Prix. Nine contestants from different parts of Sweden have qualified for the finals and will come face-to-face at the Nalen music club in central Stockholm. During an evening compered by Swedish comedian Måns Nilsson, they will compete to discover which one is the most skilled communicator in Sweden and can give the most captivating, inspiring and educational presentation in just four minutes.

The evening is open to everyone (free entrance). Register here.

The finalists will be 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 Gothenburg University.

Together with the audience, they will vote to decide the winner.


  • Emil Rofors
  • Ellen Lindell
  • Peter Ueda
  • Alexandra Krettek
  • Ewa Andersson
  • Carina Jahani
  • Birgitta Häggman-Henrikson
  • Stina Wessman
  • Lena Lid Falkman

Read more about the finalists and their research.

Join us and vote for the winner of the Researchers’ Grand Prix 2017!

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 2016 Researchers’ Grand Prix below.