What's FameLab?

FameLab is the world's leading science communication competition. It is designed to inspire, motivate and develop scientists and engineers to actively engage with the public and stakeholders. 

A partnership with the British Council and the Cheltenham Science Festival has seen more than 9,000 emerging scientists and engineers participate from over 30 countries since 2007. In Ireland, FameLab has been running for only 6 years but already boasts an amazing network of 60+ science communicators, all skilled and committed to sharing their work and knowledge with public audiences nationally and internationally.

FameLab Ireland is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland and is supported by Cpl Resources Plc and Henkel Ireland Limited. It is managed by the British Council Ireland in collaboration with a host of top-class partners from higher education, research, media and public engagement across Ireland.

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Do you have what it takes?

If you think you can explain a scientific concept to a general audience, in just three minutes, then why not enter? You could become the new face of science, represent Ireland at the FameLab International finals in the UK, and open doors to national and global opportunities in science communication! The FameLab Ireland 2018-19 competition is now closed.  Come back in the autumn to find out about taking part in the next round of FameLab Ireland!

Listen here to some previous FameLab Ireland winners on why you should sign up and how the competition has changed their lives.

Watch the live-stream of the FameLab Ireland 2019 final here - Thursday 11 April, 6pm