Researchers’ Grand Prix is a Swedish competition arranged 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.
In 2018, six local heats are arranged in Sweden, some as a part of European Researchers’ Night in Sweden. In addition, researchers from across the country are invited to compete for a place in the national final in Stockholm on the 27 November by sending in a video presentation.
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, in contact with journalists, when engaging with the public, or at the dinner table with family and friends. Researchers participating in the contest benefit from training in rethorics and stage performing, both in group and individual, 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.
European Researchers’ Night in Sweden is funded by the European Commission under HORIZON 2020 in the framework of the Marie Sklodowska Curie actions, GA 818421.