What is FameLab?

FameLab is the world's leading science communication competition. It was 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 from over 30 countries since 2005. In 2021 after 15 successful years worldwide FameLab International competition has 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 with public audiences nationally and internationally. FameLab Ireland was funded by Science Foundation Ireland through 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 might be over, but if you're looking for inspiration or want to learn more about a particular science topic, you can always watch back all the FameLab Ireland talks on our YouTube channel.

We're currently updating this website to share with you more stories and news from FameLab Ireland network. In the meantime we invite you to have a look around and learn more about science communication, get inspired and avail of various resources for emerging science communicators. 

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