FameLab Portugal is organised in cooperation with our local partners. The FameLab International Final is co-produced by Cheltenham Science Festivals and the British Council.

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Ciência Viva

Ciência Viva is a national agency for the promotion of initiatives for the public awareness of Science and Technology in Portugal, whose associate bodies include public institutions and research laboratories.

The Science and Technology Week and Science in the Summer are two of the initiatives for the general public that have been running since 1997.

Science for Young People in the Holidays, a programme that invites secondary school students to be part of research teams in laboratories all over the country, is another initiative that started in 1997.

Ciência Viva has extensive experience in establishing partnerships with researchers in initiatives aiming at improving science education in elementary and secondary education schools.

Ciência Viva is responsible for the creation of a national network of 20 interactive Science Centres, all of them operating in close collaboration with universities and local authorities.

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Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Established in 1956 as a Portuguese foundation for the whole of humanity, the Foundation’s original purpose focused on fostering knowledge and raising the quality of life of persons throughout the fields of the arts, charity, science and education. Bequeathed by the last will and testament of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, the Foundation is of perpetual duration and undertakes its activities structured around its headquarters in Lisbon (Portugal) and its delegations in Paris (France) and London (the United Kingdom).


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Cheltenham Festivals

Cheltenham Festivals is FameLab's international partner. Cheltenham Festivals is the charitable organisation behind the town’s internationally acclaimed Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals. In 2005 they started FameLab.

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National Geographic

National Geographic Partners (NGP) is a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society and encompasses all of our media and commercial properties: the Channel, the Magazines, books, maps, kids business, travel business, social, digital, web, consumer products and global licensing.

NGP combines a well known and beloved brand to consumers in every corner of the world, with 21CF global scale and distribution to reinvigorate this powerful brand and transform our storytelling in all its forms, from an analog legacy to a digital forward world. 27% of all of our proceeds go back to the nonprofit National Geographic Society, to support their work in science, conservation and exploration.