Hans Huybrighs - FameLab Final 2019

The competition is open to anyone aged between 21 and 40 working in or studying technology, engineering, medicine, biology, chemistry, physics or maths. This includes private and public sector employees.


The rules are simple, participants have three minutes to give a talk on a scientific subject. No PowerPoint slides are allowed, however props are allowed so long as they can be carried on stage by the participant.

You must be available to participate in the Regional Heat, Masterclass and the National Final.

All stages of the FameLab Netherlands competition will be in English.

Please note that during the Regional Heat and National Final, candidates will not be permitted to use the same presentation but instead will be required to alter the content and style of an existing presentation or present on a completely new topic.

The presentation for the International Final at the Cheltenham Science Festival may be the same as one of the presentations delivered as part of FameLab Netherlands competition.

We welcome:

  • Lecturers and researchers in science, engineering or mathematics subjects, including specialist science teachers with a science degree
  • People who work on applying science, engineering technology or mathematics (e.g. patent clerks, statisticians, consultants to industry)
  • University students of science, mathematics or engineering between 21 and 40
  • People who apply science, mathematics or engineering in the armed forces or government bodies
  • People who apply science, engineering or mathematics in industry or business.

We cannot accept:

  • People who are already working professionally in public engagement with science, including:
  • Press or PR officers, even for science-related organisations
  • Artists who work on science-related themes
  • Performers whose shows are about science or engineering
  • Science centre staff who work exclusively or mainly with the public
  • Journalists and broadcasters (as their main or only job)
  • Non-specialist teachers.