Researchers' Grand Prix 2017

Torbjørn Øygard Skodvin of UiT The Arctic University of Norway won the 2017 Researchers' Grand Prix. Congratulations!

Researchers Grand Prix 2017, finalists og host Nadia Hasnaoui

Winner Torbjørn Øygard Skodvin with the other finalists, judge John-Arne Røttingen from the Research Council of Norway (blue shirt, back row, far right) and host Nadia Hasnaoui (far right) at Byscenen in Trondheim Saturday 30 September 2017.

More pictures from the finals of Researchers' Grand Prix 2017 (Flickr).

A recording from the finals of Researchers' Grand Prix 2017:

Forskerne Kristoffer Hagen og Axel Karl Gottfrid Nyman og prorektor for nyskaping ved NTNU Toril Nagelhus Hernes.

Kristoffer Hagen at NTNU's Department of Computer Science (left) and Axel Karl Gottfrid Nyman (centre) at NTNU's Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging won the regional finals in Trondheim in Researchers' Grand Prix Thursday 28 September 2017. They competed against all other finalists from universities across Norway at the national finals 30 September. The photo shows NTNU's Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes with Hagen and Nyman.

NTNU's participants

Participants Researchers' Grand Prix 2017

The NTNU PhD candidates who competed to be Norway's best research communicator in 2017. From left: Ivanna Baturynska, Chris Carr, Britta Hale, Axel Karl Gottfred Nyman, Kristoffer Hagen, Savis Gohari, Vegar Ottesen, Kine Berild Norheim, Karoline Osnes, Annika Odland.

The participants present their research and topic for the Researchers' Grand Prix 2017 (in Norwegian).

The competition works like this

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

Several cities 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 participants at NTNU meet in the regional finals of Researchers' Grand Prix 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.

Participants 2016

The participants in Researchers' Grand Prix 2016 share their experiences and recommend other PhD Candidates to sign up as interested for participation in the competition.


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Previous years

Researchers' Grand Prix 2016 (in Norwegian)
Winner Sofie Snipstad (Trondheim and Bergen)

Researchers' Grand Prix 2015 (in Norwegian)
Winner Armend Gazmeno Håti (Trondheim)

Researchers' Grand Prix 2014 (in Norwegian)
Winner Arne Skulberg (Trondheim and Oslo)

Researchers' Grand Prix 2013 (in Norwegian)
Winner Eirik Bøckmann (Trondheim)

Researchers' Grand Prix 2012 (in Norwegian)
Winner Hanne Nøvik (Trondheim)

Researchers' Grand Prix 2011 (in Norwegian)
Winner Siv Gøril Brandtzæg (Trondheim)

Researchers' Grand Prix 2010 (in Norwegian)
Winner Ida Aglen (Trondheim)

Researcher Grand Prix