Veronica Grieco, winner FameLab Italia 2019
Veronica Grieco, winner of FameLab Italia 2019 ©

FameLab Italy

Famelab – Join the new generation of science communicators

What is FameLab?

FameLab is the world’s leading science communication competition. Participants have just three minutes to win over the judges and crowd with a scientific talk that excels for its content, clarity and charisma. If you are a scientist, researcher or university student and would like to put your talent as a communicator to the test, then take part in FameLab.

Since the project started in 2012, thanks to the collaboration between British Council and Psiquadro – Perugia Science Fest, Famelab has engaged with 20 cities, over 900 researchers and more than 70 cultural partners.

As with all talent shows, contestants are judged by a panel of experts from the fields of science and communication. The British Council runs FameLab competitions in around 25 countries each year, and the winner of each national competition travels to the UK's renowned Cheltenham Science Festival to compete in the FameLab International Final, which takes place each year in June.

FameLab Italy 2020

Regional heats are the first steps in the FameLab journey. They took place in 15 cities across Italy: Ancona, Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Firenze, Foggia, Genova, L’Aquila, Lecce, Milano, Pavia, Perugia, Sassari e Trieste. Contestants who came first and second in each of the local heats will take part in the Famelab masterclass, a science communication workshop to be held in July.

Meet our 22 finalists

The 22 finalists go on to the national final in Trieste, on 31st  August, to compete for the chance to represent Italy at the FameLab International final at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK. In Cheltenham the winner will have the great opportunity to engage with other enthusiastic science communicators and learn from UK experts in the field. Following the cancellation of Cheltenham Science Festival due to COVID-19, the event has bene postponed in October during the Chelteham Literature Festival (2-11 October): Read the FameLab International Finals 2020 statement by Cheltenham Science Festival.

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