The call for applications is now open for this year’s international Falling Walls Labs which will take place all over the world. Bachelor and Master students, postdocs, young professionals, entrepreneurs and junior professors are invited to apply. Ground-breaking research projects, initiatives, ideas and business models from all disciplines are welcome.
Selected participants will compete to win a ticket for the Falling Walls Lab Finale on 8 November 2020 and the Falling Walls Conference, which will be digital events this year. In total, 100 applicants qualify for the Finale in Berlin. Each finalist will receive the opportunity to present their research work, initiative or business model within three minutes in front of a high-calibre jury from academia, research and business. The winner of the Innsbruck Lab will also receive an Apple iPad.
The aim of the Falling Walls Lab is to foster scientific and entrepreneurial innovations, and to promote the exchange between outstanding emerging scholars and professionals from various fields of expertise.
The Falling Walls Lab Austria will take place online on 17 September 2020. Applications can be submitted online via https://falling-walls.com/lab/apply/austria-online-lab/ until 10 August 2020. The Falling Walls Lab Austria is hosted by the Universität Innsbruck and supported by Standortagentur Tirol.
About the Falling Walls Foundation
The Falling Walls Foundation is a non-profit organisation that fosters the discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society. It organises the Falling Walls Conference, an annual global gathering of forward-thinking individuals from over 75 countries. Each year on 9 November, 20 of the world’s leading scientists present their current breakthrough research in 15 minutes each. The Falling Walls Foundation is supported by the German Ministry for Education and Research, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Helmholtz Association and numerous other acclaimed academic institutions, foundations, and companies.
The Falling Walls Lab is organised by the Falling Walls Foundation and generously funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Berlin-Senate, the Bayer Foundations, Huawei, and Sartorius. It is supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the German Academic Exchange (DAAD).