Seed Money SCIENCE SLAM 2018

Scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research addressing world development challenges

The Science Slam 2018 is organised by the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) within the framework of the Seed Money Programme, which seeks to encourage scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research at EPFL by providing Seed Money grants through an annual call for projects.

The Science Slam will take place on Monday 12 November from 9am to 1pm at the EPFL Campus (Room BC 420) and it will be open to the public.  

Prof. Emmanuel Frossard, President of the Foundation of the Swiss Centre for Scientific Research in Ivory Coast (CSRS), will give an opening talk and present the Mobility Grants offered by CSRS to Swiss researchers.

The event will be followed by a networking lunch. Participation is free of charge and registration is mandatory. You can register at

What is a Science Slam?

A Science Slam is an innovative method of science communication that combines scientific expertise and entertainment in the form of a competition. Researchers go on stage for 8 to10 minutes to present their own research work to a broad audience. A Science Slam is all about having the creative freedom to convey your enthusiasm about a topic in any way that you deem suitable. You could sing a song, dance, bring equipment into stage or do a live demonstration. Slammers are encouraged to use creative freedom to think about how to simplify a topic without losing the core message. At the end, the audience is the judge and decides who wins the competition and becomes the slam master.

Registration as slammer

Are you a student, researcher or professor from the EPFL and have received grants from the CODEV Seed Money Programme.? Then we invite you to participate as slammer. Do not miss the opportunity to share your research work on stage and uphold new forms of science communication.
Slammers will receive voluntary coaching in the preparation of their slams. Slams can be in English or French.

More information and registrations here:

Call and Rules

Registration (Deadline: 26 October 2018)

Contact and more information
Dr. Gabriela Tejada
Phone: +41 21 693 51 16