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Scientists thrive in their trusted environment, whether it's their lab, their office space or the stage at a scientific conference. Science Figured Out takes young researchers out of their comfort zones and places them in front of a camera with a clear assignment: share your passion for research with the general public! Tell us about your research in a clear and convincing 3-minute pitch.


Science Figured Out is an initiative of SciMingo, a non-profit organisation with the aim of promoting science and technology in Flanders. Founded in 2005, SciMingo has been working for more than a decade to bring science closer to the citizens, with the support of the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish Government.  


Science Figured out is a derivative of the Flemish PhD Cup, one of the main projects of SciMingo. The Flemish PhD Cup is a pitch competition for newly promoted researchers. The competition challenges these scientists to share their years of research with the wider world: without footnotes or specialist language, but presented as a clear story. Participants receive an intensive four-day media training after which the competition erupts in all its intensity. 

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SciMingo is also the organisation behind the Flemish Thesis Prize, the annual search for the best Bachelor's and Master's theses that are completed at Flemish colleges and universities. Often, these strong, current studies disappear once finished in a drawer, never to be read again. The Flemish Thesis Prize saves these works from a dusty death by bringing them to the attention of the general public via the press. 


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