“Tell us about your research in 180 seconds” Contest

Are you an emerging life science scientist or an already Criteria seasoned one, and would like to promote your research project? Don’t wait any longer and register to participate in the EFFERVESCENCE “Tell us about your research in 180S” contest, inspired by the “3-minute thesis” contest from Acfas.

You will have to present your research project with a language accessible to all (popularized approach) in less than 180 seconds, using only a single slide to assist you in this challenge. 10 participants will be selected based on the lay abstract of their research project, after submission of their registration form.

Selected candidates will have the opportunity to attend a preparation session and then to present on May 04th, 2023, their research project on the Pitch stage of EFFERVESCENCE, in front of a large audience composed of entrepreneurs, researchers and other members of the life sciences sector! Selected candidates will get a free ticket for the whole EFFERVESCENCE event.

The presentations and the awards ceremony will take place on May 4, 2023 at EFFERVESCENCE at Marché Bonsecours.

Deadline to enter: March 1st, 2023

Get more information by downloading the form.



  • To be registered or have been registered at a Canadian higher education institution in a college, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate or post-doctorate program, with a research project in life sciences and health technologies (LSHT)* during the current academic year (from September 2022 to August 2023) or to have completed your degree during the same academic year.
  • To have a sufficiently advanced research project
  • To be fluent in English or French
  • To be present, in person, in Montreal on May 04th, 2023 (transport and accommodation costs are your responsibility)

*LSHT includes biological sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, health technologies, health information technologies and artificial intelligence applied to health and natural health products that apply to both human and animal health.


Selected candidates will be evaluated by a jury and could win cash prizes, from $200 to $700!

Candidates will be selected for the pitch contest based on a lay abstract (250 words) of their research project. Evaluation criteria will consider the use and quality of the language (accessible to all), of your summary structure (introduction, content and conclusion), as well as writing quality (grammar and spelling).

Click on the buton below to fill your registration! Do not forget to have your research project supervisor fill the authorization form, which you can find here, and to upload it in the registration form.

The oral presentation will be assessed on oratory skills, popularization quality and structure of the pitch. For more information, contact Aubrée Brodin, project manager at Montreal InVivo at abrodin@montreal-invivo.com

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 1st, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. EST.