Switzerland-based researcher Sauradeep Majumdar was global winner of FameLab International 2020 while Qatar’s Ahmad Maani and the UK’s Rebecca Ellis were runners-up and Brazil’s Gabriela Ramos Leal was voted  the audience choice. ©

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In November 2021, finalists from FameLab competitions from 23 countries will compete on the virtual stage to battle it out for the coveted title of global winner of the FameLab International Online Final 2021.

FameLab International Online Final 2021 participating countries 

  • Australia
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • UK
  • Plus the winner of the FameLab Climate Change Communicators competition.

This year's International Online Final will be the 15th and final FameLab International Competition delivered in partnership with the British Council. 

The Semi Final events will be streamed on the FameLab YouTube channel 10 and 11 November, followed by the International Online Final on 25 November. 

Read the FameLab International 2021 press release:

FameLab International 2021: celebrating 15 years of partnership as the final global edition takes place this November

FameLab International 2020

FameLab International, the science communication competition owned by Cheltenham Science Festival and delivered globally by the British Council, was delivered in a new interactive online format in November 2020.

FameLab national finalists from 20 countries took to the virtual stage to deliver their three-minute presentations on a range of topics from the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, to battle it out for the title of global winner 2020, streamed on the FameLab YouTube channel

Read the FameLab International 2020 press release:

FameLab International 2020 victory for Switzerland representative Sauradeep Majumdar

What is FameLab?

Could you inspire and educate a live audience about your work in science, technology, maths or engineering – in just three minutes? If so, why not take part in FameLab in your country.

FameLab is an international competition to find and support the world's most talented new science communicators. Participants have three minutes to win over the judges and audience with a scientific talk that excels for its content, clarity and charisma.

Cheltenham Festivals held the first FameLab in 2005. Its partnership with the British Council in 2007 took the competition global, and to date, more than 40,000 scientists and engineers have taken part.