Have you got what it takes to convince the judges with your talk that excels in content, clarity and charisma? Be part of the leading science communication competition!

FameLab – the world's leading science communication competition

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 Germany final 2021 to go digital

Eight candidates from all over Germany made it to the final of our FameLab Germany 2021 competition on 22 April and will surely impress both the jury and audience with their engaging presentations. The final in Bielefeld will be running via video live streamThe audience will not only be able to watch, but can also ask questions in a live chat as well as participating in the voting for the winner of the audience prize.

In three minutes, the audience will learn a lot in an entertaining way – about intelligent machines, green aluminium and the power of plants. And at the end of what 

Last year's winner Nicola Ganter convinced the jury and the audience with her presentation on “Pimp My Part”. In her contribution, she uses an empty jam jar, a tin of Smarties and a chocolate Easter bunny to explain how particle damping can be integrated into components using selective laser beam melting in additive manufacturing. Watch Nicola's video on top of this page. Nicola researches and works at the Institute for Product Development iPEG Leibniz University Hannover.

Find out what happens at the regional heats, there are some rules you need to know about.

UK involvement

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. 2015 sees FameLab’s growth set to continue, with the addition of even more countries to the competition.

See the project in action.