In the Researchers’ Grand Prix contest, researchers in Sweden compete to present their research in as understandable, captivating and inspiring a way possible in just four minutes. An expert jury together with the audience decide the winner.
It has been a very inspiring and educational experience and a fantastic opportunity to share your research with a wide audience – Participant 2019
Applications are welcome in both Swedish and English and interested researchers are invited to participate in a free webinar (8 September in Swedish, 9 September in English) to receive professional coaching on how to explain their research in a quick and simple way.
Researchers can either apply to participate in the contest via a regional heat or through N.Ö.R.D., an online open heat to directly win a place in the final. The final will take place on 16 December at Nalen in Stockholm.
- University of Borås (Borås)
- Mälardalen university (Eskilstuna)
- Lund university (Helsingborg)
- House of Science, together with KTH, Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet and Scania (Stockholm AlbaNova)
- Systembolaget (Stockholm Kulturhuset)
- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences together with Umeå university (Umeå)
I feel more comfortable about explaining my research and have learned tricks that I can use in future presentations – Participant 2019
The Researchers’ Grand Prix gives you useful life skills
The Researchers’ Grand Prix is not a competition about the best research project, but about presenting your research in an engaging way for a public audience that has no prior knowledge about the subject. By participating in the Researchers’ Grand Prix, you will gain knowledge and experience that will be of benefit to you throughout your career! You will receive advice and tips on how to best design your presentation. In addition, if you win a place in the final, you will receive individual coaching given by a presentation coach to fine-tune your presentation. Read more about why you should join!
It is a practical way of carrying out the third task of universities (collaboration with society). It is great training in how to communicate your research to the public, which is extremely important when it comes to disseminating your research via different media. It’s also useful in teaching and actually in your research too as you have to really think about the essence of your research and be able to summarise everything in 4 minutes. – Participant 2019