On the 16 December 2020, it is time for researchers from across the whole of Sweden to compete for the title of ”Sweden’s best science communicator”. Join us and help to decide the winner of the Researchers’ Grand Prix 2020!

Akram Zamani from the University of Borås in the 2019 final. Photo: Erik Cronberg.

The Researchers’ Grand Prix is a competition in which researchers in Sweden compete to find out who is best at presenting their research in just four minutes. Participants qualify for a place in the final via regional heats and an online competition N.Ö.R.D. At the final in Stockholm, the finalists compete to determine who receives the honour of taking home the title. The audience, together with an expert jury, decide the winner.

Regional heats

Finalists will have qualified from the following regional heats:

  • Borås, University of Borås
  • Eskilstuna/Västerås, Mälardalen University
  • Lund/Helsingborg, Lund University
  • N.Ö.R.D.
  • Stockholm, House of Science together with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, Karolinska Institute and Scania
  • Stockholm,Systembolaget
  • Umeå, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Umeå University/Curiosum science center.

When & where

16 December 2020, 14:00 -16:00 at Nalen in Stockholm.


Josefin Johansson, TV host,  comedian, author, actor.

Expert jury

  • Karin Adelsköld, comedian and presenter.
    Evaluates performance: How well contestants manage to engage the audience with the help of body language, voice etc.
  • Ulf Danielsson, Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University
    Evaluates how well contestants succeed in describing the scientific process.
  • Amina Manzoor, medical reporter at the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN).
    Evaluates understanding: How well contestants manage to create drama in their presentations and their use of language.
Karin Adelsköld
Ulf Danielsson
Amina Manzoor

Registration & further information

To participate as a member of the audience is free-of-charge but you will need to register beforehand (registration opens on 1 October). The final will be broadcast live on the internet and you will be able to vote online.

About Covid-19: We will be following the recommendations of the Swedish Public Health Agency and the December final may become a completely online event.

The Researchers’ Grand Prix has been organised jointly by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science), in collaboration with the Swedish research councils FormasForteVinnova and the Swedish Research Council since 2012.

For more information, please contact: Lena Söderström, Project Manager, VA (Public & Science).