FameLab International 2020

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.

Marco Drago winner FameLab Italia 2020
Marco Drago, winner of FameLab Italia 2020

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 21 finalists

The National Final of FameLab 2020 took place on Monday 31 August 2020 in Trieste at the Teatro Rossetti.

The winner, Marco Drago, will represent Italy at the FameLab International final at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK, in the autumn, which will be held online. We are excited to conclude this year's competition with a virtual final, enabling all countries to participate.

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