Researchers' Grand Prix 2020


Researchers' Grand Prix 2020

Researchers' Grand Prix 2020

Researcher's Grand Prix will unfortunately not be held in 2022. If Researcher's Grand Prix is to be held again, information will appear on this page.

Researchers' Grand Prix is a passionate, fun, eventful competition focused on research communication.

Researcher's Grand Prix puts the spotlight on research communication, and helps to highlight the breadth of Norwegian research at the PhD level.

Winner of the national finals of Researcher's Grand Prix 2020

Tora Söderström Gaden, NORCE og Griegakademiets senter for musikkterapiforskning, won the national finals of the Researcher's Grand Prix 2020, held 26 September at Byscenen in Trondheim.

Recording of the regional finals of Researcher's Grand Prix 2020 in Trondheim

Håkon Magnar Skogstad won the regional finals 24 September 2020 at Byscenen in Trondheim. Håkon Magnar Skogstad participated in the national finals two days after.

Here's how the competition works

About Researchers’ Grand Prix

Researchers' Grand Prix is a fun, exciting and educational competition in research communication for PhD Candidates.

Most Norwegian universities will host regional Researchers' Grand Prix competitions. The best research communicators selected in these regional competitions will meet in the national finals. The national finals are conducted exactly like the regional finals. 

The winner is then crowned Norway’s best research communicator.

  • 10 NTNU PhD candidates will compete in the regional finals in Trondheim.
  • They are offered coaching and time to practice until the regional finals.
  • During this time, the participants learn to craft two short presentations on one aspect of their research.
  • During the shows, the participants have a chance to convince the audience and a panel of judges that their communication skills are the best.
  • After each performance, the judges give each of the contestants immediate feedback and a score. The audience also votes electronically.
  • The participants in the regional and national finals have four exciting minutes to engage the audience and the judges.

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Researchers' Grand Prix previous years

Previous finals

Researchers’ Grand Prix 2020 (in Norwegian)
Håkon Magnar Skogstad, NTNU, won i Trondheim
Tora Söderström Gaden, NORCE og Griegakademiets senter for musikkterapiforskning won the finals in Trondheim

Researchers’ Grand Prix 2019 (in Norwegian)
Daniel Vethe, NTNU, won i Trondheim
and the finals in Stavanger

Researchers' Grand Prix 2018 (in Norwegian)
Tina Louise Ringstad, NTNU, won in Trondheim
Ben David Normann, UiS, won the finals in Tromsø

Researchers' Grand Prix 2017 (in Norwegian)
Axel Karl Gottfrid Nyman, NTNU, won in Trondheim
Torbjørn Øygard Skodvin, UiT, won the finals in Trondheim

Researchers' Grand Prix 2016 (in Norwegian)
Sofie Snipstad, NTNU, won in Trondheim
and the finals in Bergen

Researchers' Grand Prix 2015 (in Norwegian)
Armend Gazmeno Haati, NTNU, won in Trondheim
Cecilie G. Gjerde, UiB, won the finals in Trondheim

Researchers' Grand Prix 2014 (in Norwegian)
Arne Skulberg, NTNU, won in Trondheim
and the finals in Oslo

Researchers' Grand Prix 2013 (in Norwegian)
Eirik Bøckmann, NTNU, won in Trondheim
Silja T. Griffiths, UiB, won the finals in Oslo

Researchers' Grand Prix 2012 (in Norwegian)
Hanne Nøvik, NTNU, won in Trondheim
Kajsa Møllersen, UiT, won the finals in Tromsø

Researchers' Grand Prix 2011 (in Norwegian)
Siv Gøril Brandtzæg, NTNU, won in Trondheim
Audun Hetland, UiT, won the finals in Bergen

Researchers' Grand Prix 2010 (in Norwegian)
Ida Aglen, NTNU, won in Trondheim
and the finals in Bergen