SciFest National Final 2023


The 2023 National Final will take place on Thursday 23 November and Friday 24 November.

The programme on Thursday will take place online from 7.30 p.m. For more information on the speakers and their talks please follow the Read more links. To view the talks please click on the icon in the View column. Talks will be available for viewing on Thursday 23 November.

On Friday, The SciFest National Final 2023 takes place in the Marino Conference Centre, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9. The Awards Ceremony will be streamed live here and on YouTube. The Friday programme is shown below.

Thursday 23 November
Speaker Title ooDetails View
7.30 p.m. Philip Smyth, Broadcaster and Science Communicator Welcome to the SciFest 2023 National Final
7.40 p.m. John S. Butler, TU Dublin and TCD How to Study Movement Read more Picture2.png
Friday 24 November
08.00 a.m. Arrival and set up of projects
9.40 a.m. Opening of Exhibition

09.45 a.m.

Judging and viewing of projects (09.45 - 11.00 – Judges only)

11.00 a.m.

Judging and viewing of projects (exhibition hall open to invited guests, parents and teachers)

13.00 p.m.


2.00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

Introduction: Philip Smyth

Prof. David FitzPatrick

Broadcaster and Science Communicator

President of TU Dublin and Chair of SciFest Board

2:35 p.m.

Presentation of Awards

Details of the awards being presented may be viewed here

  • SciFest Excellence in STEM Awards
  • Boston Scientific Excellence in STEM Awards
  • EirGrid Excellence in STEM Awards
  • SciFest Junior Technologist of the Future Award
  • SciFest Junior Scientist of the Future Award
  • ISTA Award
  • THEA Award
  • SciFest Life Sciences Award
  • SciFest Social Sciences Award
  • SciFest STEM Outreach Video Award
  • Intel Technology Award
  • EirGrid Cleaner Climate Grand Award
  • Boston Scientific Medical Devices Grand Award
  • Berlin Long Night of Science Award
  • SciFest STEM Champion 2023 Runner-up Award

3.30 p.m.

3.45 p.m.

SciFest STEM Champion 2023

Teacher of Excellence Award


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