Researchers' Grand Prix 2018

The National Finals

Live broadcast: The Researchers' Grand Prix National Finals

Watch the video streaming from Driv in Tromsø, Saturday 29 September at 19:00.

Congratulations Tina and Anders!

Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes and Tina Louise Ringstad

Anders Lorentzen Kolstad and Tina Louise Ringstad

Participants at the Researchers' Grand Prix in Trondheim

The Researchers' Grand Prix was held 27 September at Byscenen i Trondheim.

Tina Louise Ringstad at the Department of Language and Literature won the competition. Anders Lorentzen Kolstad at the Department of Natural History took the second place. 

Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes congratulated and awarded the prize to Tina.

Tina and Anders will participate in the Researchers' Grand Prix National Finals at Driv in Tromsø Saturday 29 September 2018.

More photos from the finals at Byscenen (Flickr)
Photo: Thor Nielsen/NTNU

The National Finals

Live broadcast: The National Finals in Researchers' Grand Prix

Watch the video streaming from Driv in Tromsø, Saturday 29 September at 19:00.

Five regional finals i Oslo, Trondheim, Stavanger, Bergen and Tromsø have awarded their two best participants, who will participate in the finals in Tromsø:

1. Ana Llopis Alvarez, UiS
2. Frida Johanne Lundevall, UiB
3. Maria Olson, UiT
4. Tina Louise Ringstad, NTNU
5. Ben David Normann, UiS
6. Tracy Munthali Lunde, UiT
7. Marte Bygstad-Landro, VID Vitenskapelige høgskole
8. Frida Felicia Vennerød-Diesen, UiO
9. Anders Lorentzen Kolstad, NTNU
10. Bjørg Jenny Engdahl, UiO

Nadia Hasnaoui is the master of cermonies. The professional judges are Bernt Bjørn, actor and Artistic Leader, Tone Lein, Programme Director for NRK Northen Norway and Anders Hanneborg, Executive Director for Science and the Research System, The Research Council of Norway.

NTNU's participants in Researchers' Grand Prix 2018

Participants Researchers' Grand Prix 2018

From left: Sina Shaddel, Tina Louise Ringstad, Sigrid Johanne Husøy, Ida Malén Gabrielsen, Eva Madland, Sigrid Rønneberg, Nikolai Helth Gaukås, Theo L. Winther, Anders Lorentzen Kolstad, Aud Marit Wahl.

Presentations of the participants and their topics for the competition (in Norwegian)

The competition works like this

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

Several universities will host regional Researchers' Grand Prix competitions. The best research communicators selected in these regional competitions will meet in the national finals. The winner is then crowned as Norway’s best research communicator.

10 PhD Candidates at NTNU meet 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 an aspect of their research.
  • During the shows, the participants have their chance to convince the audience and a panel of judges about their communication skills.
  • After each performance, the judges give each of the contestants immediate feedback and a score, and the audience vote.
  • The participants in the regional and national finals have four exciting minutes to excite and engage the audience and the judges.

Researchers' Grand Prix 2018

Researchers' Grand Prix 2017

Meet the participants from the Researchers' Grand Prix 2017. They talk about what is happening when you sign up for the competition, about togetherness, exitement, learning and development. The video also shows clips from the regional finals at Byscenen 28 September 2017.

Watch the entire show at Byscenen: NRK2 Kunnskapskanalen (only available in Norway)

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Previous finals

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