Radboud Talks: finals pitch competition


Radboud Talks is a pitch competition where scientists from all disciplines tell their story in just three minutes for a live audience and jury. Powerpoint presentations are strictly prohibited, so no borings lists or charts. Instead, you will see science on stage like you’ve never seen it before.

On Wednesday night March 30, the finalists from all different faculties of Radboud University and Radboudumc will compete for the grand jury prize and the audience award in LUX Nijmegen. So get your tickets fast and come cheer for your personal favourite. Besides pitches (all in English), there will also be music by La très illustre compagnie du Chat Noir and a literary closing by Juliet Gagnon, writer and storyteller at production company Wintertuin. There are 3 finalists from the Radboudumc:  

  • Physicist Anne Neerincx, who is working on a breath test for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients
  • Jona Walk, physician at the department of Malaria studies, who wants to train the immune system to battle Malaria parasites more effectively
  • Paediatric resident Lara van den Wijngaart, who is developing a virtual asthma clinic for children

Watch some of the pitches of the various Radboud Talks participants in 2016. The pitches of the finalists will be published online after the grand finale.

Grand finale

When? Wednesday March 30

Time? 20:00 - 21:30

Location? LUX Nijmegen

Interested? Get your tickets fast and join the Facebook event

Extra entertainment

Juliet Gagnon by Schulte Schultz photography

Juliet Gagnon is a writer, storyteller and translator. She is the founder of Watershed, a literary initiative in Eindhoven, which offers a platform for Dutch and English writers.
On March 30, Juliet will treat us to a creative, literary summary of the twelve delivered pitches while the jury deliberates.

Music with a French twist will be provided by La très illustre compagnie du Chat Noir, whose members will musically dress up the evening with several chansons.


Any questions or remarks? Email marcel.wortel@radboudumc.nl


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