KOM’s associate professor Michael Bossetta is now Sweden’s foremost research communicator beating seven other finalists after a series of qualifying competions. He is now the holder of the cup and a price of 15 000 for further research.
Researchers qualify to the final round by advancing through regional heats, that take place in cities across Sweden as a part of the science festival ForskarFredag (European Researchers’ Night in Sweden). In addition, researchers can qualify for the final via an online contest – Researchers’ Grand Prix Digital.
The competition is inspired by the Norwegian Researcher Grand Prix, which in turn is developed from a concept created by the Center for Art and Science at the University of Southern Denmark in Denmark.
The Researchers’ Grand Prix is organised jointly by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science), the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas), the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working life and Welfare (Forte) and the Sweden’s Innovation Agency, VINNOVA.