Researchers’ Grand Prix is a Swedish competition that has been run annually since 2012. We challenge 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 2019 competition was held on 26 November at Nalen in Stockholm.

The finalists in Researchers’ Grand Prix 2019 with winner Keivan Javanshiri in the front. Photo: Erik Cronberg.

On 26 November, the national final of the 2019 Researchers’ Grand Prix took place. Finalists from six local heats, some held as a part of European Researchers’ Night in Sweden, along with two finalists selected from a video presentation entry, competed for the title of Sweden’s best science communicator.

The medical researcher Keivan Javanshiri at Lund University won the title of Sweden’s best science communicator at the Researchers’ Grand Prix final. Read the press release here.


  • Akram Zamani, Borås University
  • Frida Lygnegård, Jönköping University
  • Jesko Schulte, Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Joakim Jaldén, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Keivan Javanshiri, Lund University
  • Lisa Waltersson, Mälardalens University
  • Oliver Konzock, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Tejaswi Badam, Skövde University

Read more about the 2019 finalists.

Expert jury

  • Karin Adelsköld, comedian and TV host
  • Ulf Danielsson, Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University
  • Amina Manzoor, medical reporter at DN

Compère: Måns Nilsson, comedian and TV host


The public’s votes were combined with those of the expert jury. The final was broadcasted live online and online viewers were also able to vote for their favourite contribution.

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 Sweden’s Innovation Agency, VINNOVA.

View the 2019 Researchers’ Grand Prix below (in Swedish with two presentations in English).