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02/10/2020 06:00 PM
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Initiativgemeinschaft Außeruniversitärer Forschungseinrichtungen in Adlershof (IGAFA) e.V., Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH
Great minds, 3 minutes, 1 day – the Falling Walls Lab is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, innovative project or idea with peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. Each participant has 3-minute time on stage. Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The winner of each international Falling Walls Lab qualifies for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which is held every year on 8 November and is closely connected to the annual and internationally renowned Falling Walls Conference, taking place on 9 November.
The Lab at Berlin-Adlershof is organized by the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) and the Initiativgemeinschaft Außeruniversitärer Forschungseinrichtungen in Adlershof (IGAFA) e. V.
Applications can be made online; they must be filled out in English:
Deadline: 6. September 2020
What is the Falling Walls Lab?
The Falling Walls Lab is an international forum for the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers. Its aim is to promote exceptional ideas and to connect promising scientists and entrepreneurs from all fields on a global level. Participants get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, or initiative to peers, a high-calibre jury made up of experts from academia and business, and the general public - in 3 minutes each.
Each year, academic institutions are invited to host their own Falling Walls Lab and to showcase the quality, diversity, and passion of their region's most innovative minds. The most intriguing presenters of the locally hosted Falling Walls Labs travel to the Lab Finale in Berlin, Germany on 8 November. 100 Finalists present their work in front of a distinguished jury and showcase their solutions for today's pressing challenges. All finalists win a ticket to attend the Falling Walls Conference where they meet the world's movers and shakers of science, business, and policy-making. The three winners of the Lab Finale in Berlin are awarded the "Falling Walls Young Innovator of the Year" title, prize money, and get to pitch their idea once again on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference.