VIDEO: Watch the winning talk of FameLab International 2014

Watch this engaging and thought provoking 3-minute talk about food scarcity that won Padraic Flood the 2014 FameLab International final.

FameLab International is an exciting science communication competition where scientists, engineers and mathematicians have 3 minutes to deliver a scientific talk. The judging panel decide the winner based on the 3 criteria; content, clarity and charisma.

Each year thousands of entrants partake in a national competition in their home countries. Those that make it through to the national final partake in a training workshop with UK experts in science communication, before battling it out to become the national winner. The national winner is then flown off to Cheltenham Science Festival to represent their country in the International Final.

Originally started by Cheltenham Festivals in 2005, the competition now runs in 25 countries thanks to a partnership with the British Council since 2007. In the US, NASA delivers the FameLab competition.

For more information on the competition and how you can get involved, please visit