FameLab is designed to inspire, motivate and develop young scientists and engineers to actively engage with the public and stakeholders.
Effective science communication has the potential to alter stereotypes, create excitement and interest, and ultimately justify public funding for scientific research.
FameLab Netherlands is organised in partnership with our national partners KNAW, NTR and VSNU. The heats are organised in partnership with seven Dutch universities across the Netherlands: University of Groningen, Leiden University, Radboud University Radboud UMC, Wageningen UR, Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam and VU University. Find out how to get involved in FameLab Netherlands!
The UK is a centre of excellence for science communication and recognises that science accessibility to a non-scientific audience is an ever-growing priority for researchers worldwide.
Each year the FameLab International final is held at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK. National winners from across the globe flock to the festival to prove their science communication prowess, engage with other enthusiastic science communicators, and to learn from UK experts in the field.
Since its birth at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival in 2005 FameLab has grown into the world leading science communication competition.
The partnership with the British Council, begun in 2007, has seen the competition go global, with more than 5000 young scientists and engineers participating in over 25 different countries. 2016 sees FameLab’s growth set to continue, with the addition of even more countries to the competition.