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. And in 2021, for the first time ever, FameLab Ireland is going entirely virtual! That’s right, this year whether you’re taking part or cheering someone on you can do so from the comfort of your own home.

FameLab Ireland 2021 regional heats are now over. Do you want to hear from our brilliant participants and find out who will represent Limerick, Cork, Galway and Dublin regions at the National Final on 30 September? Check out all the talks from the regional heats on FameLab Ireland Youtube channel!

We also offer science communication training at every step on your FameLab journey. This includes online tips/tricks briefings, regional workshops before each heat, or master classes for those who progress further into the competition.

Listen here to some previous FameLab Ireland winners on how the competition has changed their lives. And if you want to find out what our alumni been up to since their FameLab journey, make sure you visit Alumni Select Work page.

About FameLab Ireland

A partnership with the British Council and the Cheltenham Science Festival has seen more than 10,000 emerging scientists and engineers participate from over 30 countries since 2005. In Ireland, FameLab has been running for 8 years and boasts an amazing network of 80+ passionate science communicators, all skilled and committed to sharing their work and knowledge with public audiences nationally and internationally.

FameLab Ireland is funded by 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 partners from higher education, research, media and public engagement across Ireland.

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