28 early-career researchers participate in pitch competition Breaking Science

Breaking Science is back! During the annual science communication competition, early-career researchers have just three minutes to pitch their research or a scientific concept from their field of study. Who can tell the most convincing science story of 2023?

Breaking Science is a science communication battle for young researchers organized by Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht. We aim to help discover charismatic, up-coming researchers who can inspire you to see the world from a completely new perspective… all in a timespan of just three minutes!

During the heats and final, a jury will assess all pitches based on content, clarity and charisma. The winner of the final receives €1500 to be spent on attending conferences or summer schools.


In total 28 candidates will battle during four heats, on May 15 (heat 1)May 17 (heat 2)May 22 (heat 3) and May 24 (heat 4). Each heat sends through their two winners to the big final on May 31st. 

Come join us in supporting the researchers! The heats and finals will be held in the bar of Parnassos Cultural Centre (Kruisstraat 201, Utrecht). The evenings start at 19:00 and end around 21:00.  


Wondering which contestants are competing in Breaking Science? You can learn more about the candidates and their research on our website. 

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