Behind the scenes of world-changing scientific organisations are many talented communicators; employing innovative ideas and techniques to amplify the impact of today’s important scientific research, and to ensure continued support for future research that will further shape our world.

Yet the communications landscape does not stand still, and the scientific field faces many unique communication challenges. SCi25 brings together the most influential science communicators in Europe to foster greater knowledge-sharing and encourage the exchange of ideas, to support each other as leaders in the field, and to inspire other science communication professionals across the continent.

The SCi25 report identifies the top 25 most influential in-house practitioners in science communication across Europe. Published annually from Q1 2019, it showcases the most successful campaigns that have furthered the objectives of their respective organisations, and demonstrated innovation and excellence in the field.

The SCi25 members form a dedicated community for Europe-wide science communication collaboration and leadership.



Any organisation conducting or enabling scientific research within Europe is eligible for nomination. Nominations for organisations of all sizes and disciplines are encouraged; scores are weighted according to success within an organisation’s remit.

To identify the SCi25, nominated organisations are assessed using a data-driven scoring system to quantify their communications success. The scoring methodology is based on the following principles: Influence, Impact, Innovation and Recognition. A range of metrics for each principle is used to make an assessment of communications success over a 12 month period.

The 25 organisations with the highest total score are then asked to put forward the individual who has led on this success, who will be invited to join the SCi25 community. The next call for nominations will open in Autumn 2019.

SCi25 is led by communication consultancy AprilSix Proof. You can contact the SCi25 team directly at SCi25@aprilsixproof.com.