Great minds, 3 minutes, 1 day – On 27 September 2019, young scientists and researchers in Berlin Adlershof will once again be able to present their research projects and ideas and qualify for the Falling Walls finale in November. The preliminary round for Northern Germany is to be organised by the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) together with the Joint Initiative of Non-University Research Institutes in Adlershof (IGAFA). Applications can still be submitted until 2 September.
The challenge? The participants have three minutes to present their subject to a jury, in a way that is both easy to understand and technically convincing. “We are always impressed by the creativity and innovation of these young scientists and scholars. This is exactly what our society needs – bold ideas that contribute to our future, that make it safer, more sustainable, productive and environmentally friendly,” says Prof. Dr Ulrich Panne, President of BAM and Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of IGAFA.
The winners of all international preliminary rounds will appear in a final before a prestigious jury of scientists and economists at the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin. The three finalists will receive a cash prize and the opportunity to present their research ideas at the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November in front of around 700 guests.
The Falling Walls Conference has been held in Berlin every year on the day the Berlin Wall fell since 2009 and is a platform for innovation. It also facilitates exchange between budding scientists and young professionals. At the Falling Walls Conference, twenty of the top researchers worldwide present the latest breakthroughs from their research as well as solutions to global challenges.
Falling Walls Lab Adlershof
When: Friday, 27 September, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung, Richard-Willstätter-Straße 11, 12489 Berlin
BAM promotes safety in technology and chemistry.
As a BMWi departmental research institute, BAM performs research, testing and offers advisory support to protect people, the environment and material goods. Its activity in the fields of materials science, materials engineering and chemistry is focussed on the technical safety of products and processes.
BAM’s research is directed towards substances, materials, building elements, components and facilities as well as natural and technical systems important for the national economy and relevant to society. It also tests and assesses their safe handling and operation. BAM develops and validates analysis procedures and assessment methods, models and necessary standards and provides science-based services for the German industry in a European and international framework.
Safety creates markets.
BAM sets and represents high standards for safety in technology and chemistry for Germany and its global markets to further develop the successful German quality culture "Made in Germany“.