BIST Research Pitch Competition

BIST is dedicated to bringing together its community to share ideas, ignite new collaborations, and promote world-class research. During these challenging times in the COVID-19 pandemic, BIST continues to be dedicated to serving its community and aims to do what we do best: research.

The BIST Research Pitch Competition is a video challenge where all members of the BIST Community are invited to submit a short video showcasing their work. The competition will allow you to learn new ways to effectively communicate what you do, get a taste of the exciting research being carried out in all the BIST labs and facilities and across multiple disciplines, as well as give you an opportunity to have some fun with sharing your work. Creativity is what we are looking for, so all types of (tasteful) performances are welcome. From dance to illustrations, group performances or individual art, anything goes.

All submissions will be published on our YouTube channel

Who can enter the competition?

The competition is open to all members of the BIST Community: students, postdocs, group leaders, core facility members, staff, and alumni. Videos must be submitted into one of two categories: 1) individual competition or 2) group competition. Given that we are currently locked down, we encourage you to be creative within the group category.  

What can you win?

Each category will have two awards, one given by a jury and the other by popular vote. Awards will consist of a guided visit to La Pedrera (when it re-opens) and a basket of local delicacies for each winner.

Winner videos will be widely disseminated through BIST website and social networks.

The jury will be composed of members in the BIST Community, including professionals from our communications, human resources, and research teams.

Download competition rules

Registration form

Please, find how to submit your videos on the competition rules.

Institutional Members of the Board of Trustees