EURAXESS Science Slam India 2017
The competition has two stages: (i) the 'Virtual' Pre-selection (online) where candidates will submit a short video in a creative, entertaining and accessible way; and (ii) the 'Live' Finals where the finalists will perform in front of the review panel and a mixed audience who will choose the winner.
The 1st prize this year will be the EURAXESS Science Slammer title and a round trip to Europe to visit Brussels (Belgium) and a research institute of the winner's choice in the European Union in 2018.
Send your video and become one of the 5 finalists to receive a short science communication training on 11 November 2017 in Chennai and to compete in the LIVE slam on 8 December 2017 in Kolkata!
Registration to be part of the audience will open in late October. Stay tuned!
Now is time for you to consider becoming the next EURAXESS Science Slammer in India. Go for it!
Online submission of slam (video) presentations: 10 August - 10 October 2017 I SUBMISSION OPEN
How to participate:
Step 1: Get creative and develop an original idea to present your research project to the world: Tap dancing, singing, old-school presentation, scientific equipment - all is allowed (as long as it is decent).
Step 2: Make a 5 minutes max. video of your presentation with your camera phone, digital camera (or equivalent). Make sure the presentation is in English.
To know the Terms and Conditions to participate in this new edition of the EURAXESS Science Slam India, open and read carefully this attachment: Terms & Conditions (142.12 KB)
Visit SCIENCE SLAM 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 (top of the page) to meet the EURAXESS Science Slam India 1st prize winners and see what they say about their Science Slam experience. The next picture and testimony could be yours!
On YouTube you may also meet the winners 2013 from ASEAN, China and India, find a video from Brazil to help you inspire or one on what the Science Slam is about explained by the Science Slam winner 2014 from North America. On facebook you will be able to see videos by Indian candidates submitted in 2014, 2015, 2016 that will be gradually added as resource material for those of you participating in the 2017 edition.
Partners and Supporting organisations 2017:
The EURAXESS Science Slam India 2017 organised in partnership with Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA), the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) and IndiaBioscience with the support of Finnair.
EURAXESS Science Slammer India 2016
On the whole, the event was a great success and I am sure that everybody must have benefited from it in some way or the other. Europe is an academic hub and has a lot to offer to young researchers like me. I am very sure that future winners will benefit from such outings"
The 4th live finals of the EURAXESS Science Slam India was organised in partnership with the BITS Pilani, Nuffic Neso India-Study in Holland and IndiaBioscience with the support of B.M.Birla Science Centre and Finnair at the B M Birla Science Centre in Hyderabad on 18 November 2016. Exceptionally six finalists were invited to battle for the title of EURAXESS Science Slammer India and a trip to Europe to attend a science communication training and visit a research institute of the winner's choice in the European Union in June 2017. Pictures of the tour can be seen on facebook.
2016 finalists were...
Mr Ashish Jha, PhD candidate (CSIR- Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad) with “Tale of the Bulbuls”
Mr Ananth Krishna, Master student (Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar, Haryana) with “The KMOSala Mix(?)”
Mr Damanbha Lyngdoh, PhD candidate (North Eastern Hill University-NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya) with “Do not judge a book by its cover – A tale from India’s North-East”
Ms Richa Pande, PhD candidate (National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad) with “How media and marketing strategies influence our food choices”
Mr Avtar Sain, PhD candidate (VIT University Vellore, Tamil Nadu) with “Phage Therapy for infectious diseases”
Ms Kshama Sharma, PhD candidate (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-TIFR, Mumbai) with “Magnets to the rescue of the world”
Members of the 2016 Review Panel:
Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya (scientist and science communicator at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-TIFR)
Ms. Tania Friederichs (Research & Innovation Counsellor, European Union Delegation to India)
Dr. Jugnu Jain (CEO and Co-Founder, Sapien Biosciences & Saarum Sciences)
Dr. Joby Joseph (Associate Professor, Center for Neural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Hyderabad)
Dr. Rahul Nigam (Assistant Professor, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus)
Dr. Ramakrishna Vadrevu (Associate Professor, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus)
Ms. Ainhitze Bizkarralegorra Bravo (Country Representative, EURAXESS Links India)
Partners and Supporting organisations 2016: