FameLab is one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world. Participants have just three minutes to win over the judges with a scientific talk that excels for its content, clarity and charisma.

The winners of the semi-final will proceed to the Swiss national final and will have the privilege to get trained by a renowned science communicator during a whole weekend of Masterclass. The grand price: Becoming the new face of science in Switzerland and participating at the FameLab International final.

For Whom

The competition is open to everyone studying or working in STEM subjects, i.e., life sciences, technology, engineering, geosciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry and social sciences. Entrants must be 18 to 35 years old and based in Switzerland.

  • - Lecturers and researchers, including specialist science teachers with a science degree
  • - University students in STEM fields
  • - People who apply STEM subjects in industry, business, government bodies or armed forces

Semifinal 2022
If you want to see how it works, check out the video of the 2022 semi-final in Basel.
FameLab 2023

Important Dates
  • Registration Deadline Basel: 26th April 2023
  • Semi-final Lausanne: April 5th 2023 at UNIL Amphimax 412 (registration deadline March 29th)
  • Semi-final Zurich: April 19th 2023 at BQM ETH (registration cloes April 1st)
  • Semi-final Basel: May 3rd 2023 at Verso
  • 2-Day Masterclass: virtual, June 2nd & 3rd
  • Final: Bern, September 18th 2023
  • Good news!
    The FameLab semi-final in Basel will take place at Verso this year!

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