FameLab is designed to inspire, motivate and develop young scientists and engineers to actively engage with the public and stakeholders.
Effective science communication has the potential to alter stereotypes, create excitement and interest, and ultimately justify public funding for scientific research.
The UK is a centre of excellence for science communication and recognises that science accessibility to a non-scientific audience is an ever-growing priority for researchers worldwide.
Each year the FameLab International final is held at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK. National winners from across the globe flock to the festival to prove their science communication prowess, engage with other enthusiastic science communicators, and to learn from UK experts in the field.
Since its birth at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival in 2005 FameLab has grown into the world leading science communication competition.
The partnership with the British Council, begun in 2007, has seen the competition go global, with more than 5000 young scientists and engineers participating in over 25 different countries. 2015 sees FameLab’s growth set to continue, with the addition of even more countries to the competition.
FameLab in Croatia
FameLab Croatia started in 2007 and with the support of local partners and sponsors, eight national competitions have been organised with regional heats in Osijek, Rijeka, Split and Zagreb, involving:
- 96 people who have made it to the finals and received training from Croatian and UK experts in communication and presentation skills and media relations
- 200 people who have participated in the competition
- 1,600 people who have seen the FameLab Final live in Zagreb
- hundreds of thousands of people who have had an opportunity to view, hear or read about the FameLab through the media.
To see presentations from previous FameLab Croatia finalists, visit our YouTube Channel.