What is 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. A partnership with the British Council and the Cheltenham Science Festival saw more than 10,000 emerging scientists and engineers participate in FameLab International in over 30 countries from 2005-2021. After more than 15 successful years worldwide, this partnership has now sadly come to an end.

In Ireland, FameLab ran for 9 years (2013-2021) and still boasts an amazing network of 90+ passionate science communicators, all skilled and committed to sharing their work and knowledge on STEM with public audiences nationally and internationally. FameLab Ireland was funded by Science Foundation Ireland through their SFI Discover call and was supported by Cpl Resources Plc and Henkel Ireland Limited. It was managed by the British Council Ireland in collaboration with a host of partners from higher education, research, media and public engagement across Ireland.

FameLab Ireland might be over, but if you're looking for inspiration, want to learn more about science communication or a particular science topic, you can always watch some of the amazing FameLab Ireland talks on our YouTube channel or have a look at what this FameLab Ireland website has to offer.

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Please note that all materials (text or visual) were developed when the British Council was the International Partner of FameLab.