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 2018 competition will be held on 27 November in Stockholm. Everyone welcome!

On 27 November, the national final of the 2018 Researchers’ Grand Prix will take place. Finalists from six local heats, some held as a part of European Researchers’ Night in Sweden, along with another finalist selected from a video presentation entry, will be competing for the title of Sweden’s best science communicator.

When: 27 November at 2-4 pm
Where: Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm
Registration: The event is free to attend but places are limited and registration is required via this form.


  • Markus Fiedler, Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Hanife Rexhepi, University of Skövde
  • Rachael Berglund, Mälardalen University
  • Lina Herbertsson, Lund University
  • Rezan  ler, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  • Anders Agebjörn, University of Gothenburg
  • Gustav Ferrand-Drake Del Castillo, Chalmers University of Technology

Read more about the 2018 finalists.

Expert jury:

  • Agnes Wold, Professor/Chief Physician, University of Gothenburg
  • Patrik Hadenius, CEO of the Swedish association Utgivarna
  • Katrin Sundberg, actress and director

Compère: Måns Nilsson, comedian and tv presenter

The public’s votes will be combined with those of the expert jury. Come along and vote for your favourite researcher!

The final will be broadcast live online (details available shortly) and viewers will also be able to vote for the winner online.

There are many situations when it is useful for researchers to know how to describe their research to in a simple way – when applying for funding, when working with journalists, when engaging with the public, or at the dinner table with family and friends. Researchers participating in the contest are given training in rhetoric and stage performance, both in groups and individually, which is much appreciated by the participants.

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.

Read more about the concept.