About SciFest®

SciFest is a science festival with a wide range of workshops, shows, competitions, research meetings and lectures. The first SciFest took place in 2012 and was arranged by Uppsala university. From 2020, SciFest is co-arranged by Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Here, curious people of all ages can test and get a taste of research and its applications in all fields of science. Exhibitors and participants at SciFest come from schools and universities as well as companies, authorities, museums and organizations. We especially want to get young people to ask the big questions, take part in the latest research, test themselves and discover how fun and interesting it is with science and knowledge. Many of the participants in the program are students, young researchers and innovators who can more easily contribute to inspiring other young people.

Organisers, sponsors and partners

SciFest is arranged by SLU and Uppsala University and has several sponsors and partners. Is your organization interested in becoming a financier or partner? Contact us at scifest@uu.se.

SciFest finansiärer och samarbetspartners är






Uppsala University is licensed to use the SciFest® brand, which is owned by UEF (University of Eastern Finland).


Project Manager

Assistant Project Manager

Steering group  

  • Christel Bergström, chair (Uppsala university, medicine and pharmacy)
  • Johanna Lundmark, secretary (Uppsala university, science and technology)
  • Anna Lundhagen (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
  • Katarina Holmborn Garpenstrand, project manager (Uppsala university, science and technology) 
  • Marcus Lindahl (Uppsala university, science and technology)
  • Margaretha Andersson (Uppsala university, music and museums)
  • Mattias Martinsson (Uppsala university, humanities and social sciences)

Scientific content group

  • Katarina Holmborn Garpenstrand, group leader (Uppsala university, science and technology)
  • Carin Marciszko (Uppsala university, medicine and pharmacy)
  • Cecilia Ödman (Uppsala university music and museums)
  • Gunilla Sthyr (Uppsala university, humanities and social sciences)
  • Leif Hallsén (Uppsala university music and museums)
  • Maja Garde Lindholm (Uppsala university, science and technology)
  • Maria Ferletta (Uppsala university, medicine and pharmacy)
  • Anna Lundmark (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

Marketing group  

  • Anna Lundmark, group leader (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
  • Elin Eriksson, digitala medier (Uppsala university, science and technology)
  • Gisella Bengtsson, digitala medier och presskontakt (Uppsala university, communications division)
  • Mats Kamsten, design och trycksaker (Uppsala university, science and technology)

School group

  • Sami Vihriälä, group leader (Uppsala university)
  • Britt-Marie Backlund (Uppsala Municipality)
  • Cecilia Ödman (Uppsala university)
  • Karl Lundén (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
  • Leif Hallsén (Uppsala university)
  • Maja Garde Lindholm (Uppsala university)
  • Sofia Lundén (Uppsala Municipality)
  • Tomas Persson (Uppsala university)
Last modified: 2021-12-22