Falling Walls Lab: great minds, three minutes, one day

Great minds, three minutes, one day

The Academy is looking for outstanding talent and innovative thinkers from all disciplines to apply for Falling Walls Lab Australia to be held on 12 September. The winner will travel to Berlin in November to participate in the finale and attend the Falling Walls Conference. 

The Falling Walls Foundation is a non-profit organisation in Berlin, dedicated to the support of science and the humanities. It was established in 2009, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. At its heart is the question ‘Which are the next walls to fall?’ as a result of scientific, technological, economic and sociological breakthroughs.

Each year, the foundation supports scientific organisations around the world to host a Falling Walls Lab. Participants are given three minutes to present their research work, business model or initiative to a broad audience from science and industry, including a distinguished jury who selects the most innovative and promising idea.

Falling Walls Lab is a challenging and inspiring format for emerging bright minds, giving them a unique chance to become the next big success story in innovation. Since 2009, there have been over 80 international Labs from close to 50 countries worldwide with over 1,000 participants. Six hundred outstanding talents have participated in the annual Falling Walls Lab Finales in Berlin from 2011 to 2016.

The Academy invites applications from Australian researchers, postdocs and students, entrepreneurs, engineers and innovators from all areas. Applications close 12 June.

More information on Falling Walls Lab Australia 2017

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