FameLab 2020 in the Czech Republic

FameLab is one of the biggest science competitions in the world. Find out what students of science, mathematics, engineering, medicine and young scientists and researchers are currently working on. 

Judges are looking for exciting and engaging talks that can be understood by a general public adult audience. Each presentation is judged according to the golden rule of the 3Cs: Content, Clarity and Charisma. Up to ten finalists are chosen from two regional heats. Audience can use their vote to send their favourite into the final. 

Presentations can be in English, Czech or Slovak.


  • February - registration of contestants
  • 28 February: Deadline for submitting applications for FameLab 2020
  • 7 March - 1st regional heat, Zlín, Baťova vila, Gahurova 292 -  3 p.m. 
  • 21 March - 2nd regional heat, Municipal Library Prague, – 2 p.m.
    PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions the Face-to-face regional heats in Zlín and Prague were replaced by e-version – the contestants are submitting their 3-min presentations (by 25th March) for the jury to judge and choose 10 finalists
  • 17 - 19 April - MasterClass for finalists - (NOTE: dates may change with regards to the actual situation)
  • 10 May - FameLab 2020 Czech National Final, Prague – Theatre Ypsilon - 7 p.m. - (NOTE: date TBC)
  • 2 - 7 June - FameLab 2020 International Final, Cheltenham, UK - PLEASE NOTE: due to the COVID-19 pandemic the FameLab International Finals will be postponed from June to October 2020