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.

In 2019, regional heats in six cities across Sweden takes place, some hold as a part of European Researchers’ Night in Sweden.

Regional competitions are held in:

  • Blekinge, Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Borås, University of Borås
  • Lund/Helsingborg, Lund University
  • Skövde, University of Skövde
  • Stockholm, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, Karolinska Insitutet
  • Västerås, Mälardalen University

The winners will be competing for a place in the final in Stockholm on 26 November 2019.

Final 2018

Watch the 2018 Researchers’ Grand Prix below (In Swedish only). The final was broadcast live online and viewers were able to vote for the winner online.

Read more about the 2018 finalists.

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.

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