Research Got Talent
Watch the winning entry from 2021 below!
What is Research Got Talent?
Research Got Talent is an annual competition with two main goals; to show how research can support the work of charities and NGOs, and to provide a platform for young researchers to show their skills.
Our goal is to champion the next generation of our industry, while demonstrating the value that research can bring to organisations working to make the world a better place.
Previous finalists have worked with charities supporting vulnerable children, the elderly, civil society groups, and healthcare.
Who can participate?
The competition is open to any researchers aged between 18 and 35 working in a country with a participating association.
Want to take part?
If you're a young researcher who would like to join the competition next year, contact your local association today to find out if they are already participating in the competition.
If your association is not yet part of the competition and would like to join, contact us today for more information and to join us for 2022!
Research Got Talent 2021 Finalists
Research Got Talent 2020 Finalists
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Srikar GovindarajuESOMAR Staff, Senior Standards Programmes Coordinator at ESOMAR
Srikar Govindaraju is the Senior Standards Programmes Coordinator at ESOMAR, part of the Government Affairs and Professional Standards team. Srikar first joined ESOMAR as a consultant to the Government Affairs and Professional Standards team, before joining full time as part of ESOMAR's Brussels based team in late 2020.
As Senior Standards Programmes Coordinator, Srikar works closely with the Professional Standards Committee, as well as on disciplinary proceedings, and the Plus consultancy service. Srikar also program manages and hosts the Talking Insights podcast series, curating content and inviting guests to share their insights with ESOMAR's members and beyond. He is also the coordinator of the Research Got Talent initiative, working closely with associations around the world to run the competition.
Prior to joining ESOMAR Srikar worked for Mercedes-Benz. He holds an LLB from the University of Birmingham, an LLM from Maastricht University, and is a certified Data Protection Officer.
Contact Srikar at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dominique ServantESOMAR Committee Member, Chair of the Associations Executive Committee at ESOMAR
Graduating with a BA in classical studies, Dominique has spent her entire career (more than 40 years) with Adetem, based in Paris (France). Founded in 1954, Adetem is the most important Association of marketers and market researchers in France.
At Adetem, Dominique successively held the positions of Documentalist, External Relations Officer and Sub-editor of the Revue Française du Marketing (operational marketing research journal, created in 1956 and published until 2018). As a member of the Editorial Board, she worked alongside the best French specialists in market research and marketing.
She was then promoted to the position of Managing Director of Adetem for 20 years, contributing with the Board of Directors and the permanent team to the development and diversification of the services offered by the Association.
Since 2017, after her retirement, she has been working for ESOMAR with the Government Affairs and Professional Standards Team and is currently Chair of the Associations Executive Committee (AEC), in charge of developing and strengthening the links of ESOMAR with national associations, worldwide.