Falling Walls Lab Australia 2024

Falling Walls Lab Australia
 

About Falling Walls

The Falling Walls Science Summit is an international three-day conference held in Berlin each year inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989. The question of every Falling Walls gathering is: Which walls will fall next? The conference fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society.

The goal of the Falling Walls Lab is to advance scientific and entrepreneurial visions, and to initiate and promote exchange between outstanding talents and innovative thinkers across disciplines.

Falling Walls Labs are organised by independent partners of the Falling Walls Foundation and are held in locations across the globe, with the winners from each Lab being invited to present at the Falling Walls Lab global finale in Berlin on 7 November 2024.

 

Falling Walls Lab Australia

In Australia, Lab participants compete in state heats, with the winners travelling to Canberra to participate in the Falling Walls Lab Australia Finale on 30 August 2024. 

In 2024, there are five heats taking place across Australia, with applications now open!

Falling Walls Lab Adelaide, hosted by the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia

Applications accepted from SA and TAS

Applications close 28 June

Apply: Falling Walls Lab Adelaide (falling-walls.com)

Falling Walls Lab Brisbane, hosted by Griffith University

Applications accepted from QLD and NT

Apply: Applications open soon

Falling Walls Lab Melbourne, hosted by Bio21 Institute

Applications accepted from VIC

Applications close 21 June

Apply: Falling Walls Lab Melbourne (falling-walls.com)

Falling Walls Lab Perth, hosted by Curtin University

Applications accepted from WA

Applications close 2 July

Apply: Falling Walls Lab Perth (falling-walls.com)

Falling Walls Lab Sydney, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science and EURAXESS AUSTRALIA–NZ

Applications accepted from NSW and ACT

Applications close 2 July

Apply: Falling Walls Lab Sydney (falling-walls.com)

 

Eligibility criteria

You must be 18 years or older when submitting your application. You must fulfil at least one of the following formal requirements: 

  • You are currently enrolled in university 
  • You are currently a postdoc 
  • You received a Bachelor’s degree no more than 10 years ago 
  • You received a Master’s degree no more than 7 years ago 
  • You received a PhD no more than 5 years ago 

* An MD (medical degree excl. a doctoral dissertation) is considered equivalent to a Master’s degree. A Dr. med. (medical degree incl. a doctoral dissertation) is considered equivalent to a PhD. 

Candidates should be active researchers in any field of the natural sciences, including technology, engineering and medicine, or arts, humanities and social sciences. Past participants are not eligible to apply. 

 

Falling Walls Lab Australia Finale 

On Friday 30 August 2024, the Australian Academy of Science will host the ninth Falling Walls Lab Australia Finale at the iconic Shine Dome in Canberra, and free registration to be part of the audience is now open. 

Winners of the state labs will compete, each giving a three-minute presentation on their research, business model or initiative. The jury of eminent judges from academia, business and government will be chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM FAA FTSE. They will select the most innovative and promising ideas, with three winners chosen to represent the country in Berlin, amongst 97 other finalists selected from Labs across the globe. 

Read about past winners.

 

Join the audience

Anyone can join the audience – either online or in-person. Catering will be provided for those attending in person. Places are limited, so book today! 

Register here to confirm your attendance

 

Details 

Date: Friday 30 August 2024 

Time: 1.30pm to 5.30pm AEST 

  • Registrations open: 1.30pm
  • Event starts: 2.00pm
  • Afternoon tea during jury deliberations: 3.30pm
  • Announcement of winners: 4.15pm
  • Cocktail reception: 4.30 – 5.30pm

Venue: The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon Street, Canberra

 

Contact

For more information about applying or attending the finale, please contact:

Lynn Allan, International Events and Project Coordinator
Phone: 02 6201 9461
Email: fallingwalls@science.org.au

 

With thanks to our event partners

Merck; Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Canberra; euraxess: researchers in motion
 

 

Contact Information

fallingwalls@science.org.au

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM August 30, 2024
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About Falling Walls

The is an international three-day conference held in Berlin each year inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989. The question of every Falling Walls gathering is: Which walls will fall next? The conference fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society.

The goal of the  is to advance scientific and entrepreneurial visions, and to initiate and promote exchange between outstanding talents and innovative thinkers across disciplines.

Falling Walls Labs are organised by independent partners of the Falling Walls Foundation and are held in , with the winners from each Lab being invited to present at the Falling Walls Lab global finale in Berlin on 7 November 2024.

 

Falling Walls Lab Australia

In Australia, Lab participants compete in state heats, with the winners travelling to Canberra to participate in the Falling Walls Lab Australia Finale on 30 August 2024. 

In 2024, there are five heats taking place across Australia, with applications now open!

Falling Walls Lab Adelaide, hosted by the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia

Applications accepted from SA and TAS

Applications close 28 June

Apply: 

Falling Walls Lab Brisbane, hosted by Griffith University

Applications accepted from QLD and NT

Apply: Applications open soon

Falling Walls Lab Melbourne, hosted by Bio21 Institute

Applications accepted from VIC

Applications close 21 June

Apply: 

Falling Walls Lab Perth, hosted by Curtin University

Applications accepted from WA

Applications close 2 July

Apply: 

Falling Walls Lab Sydney, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science and EURAXESS AUSTRALIA–NZ

Applications accepted from NSW and ACT

Applications close 2 July

Apply: 

 

Eligibility criteria

You must be 18 years or older when submitting your application. You must fulfil at least one of the following formal requirements: 

  • You are currently enrolled in university 
  • You are currently a postdoc 
  • You received a Bachelor’s degree no more than 10 years ago 
  • You received a Master’s degree no more than 7 years ago 
  • You received a PhD no more than 5 years ago 

* An MD (medical degree excl. a doctoral dissertation) is considered equivalent to a Master’s degree. A Dr. med. (medical degree incl. a doctoral dissertation) is considered equivalent to a PhD. 

Candidates should be active researchers in any field of the natural sciences, including technology, engineering and medicine, or arts, humanities and social sciences. Past participants are not eligible to apply. 

 

Falling Walls Lab Australia Finale 

On Friday 30 August 2024, the Australian Academy of Science will host the ninth Falling Walls Lab Australia Finale at the iconic Shine Dome in Canberra, and free registration to be part of the audience is now open. 

Winners of the state labs will compete, each giving a three-minute presentation on their research, business model or initiative. The jury of eminent judges from academia, business and government will be chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM FAA FTSE. They will select the most innovative and promising ideas, with three winners chosen to represent the country in Berlin, amongst 97 other finalists selected from Labs across the globe. 

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Join the audience

Anyone can join the audience – either online or in-person. Catering will be provided for those attending in person. Places are limited, so book today! 

 

Details 

Date: Friday 30 August 2024 

Time: 1.30pm to 5.30pm AEST 

  • Registrations open: 1.30pm
  • Event starts: 2.00pm
  • Afternoon tea during jury deliberations: 3.30pm
  • Announcement of winners: 4.15pm
  • Cocktail reception: 4.30 – 5.30pm

Venue: The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon Street, Canberra

 

Contact

For more information about applying or attending the finale, please contact:

Lynn Allan, International Events and Project Coordinator
Phone: 02 6201 9461
Email: 

 

With thanks to our event partners

Merck; Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Canberra; euraxess: researchers in motion
 

 

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Contact Information

fallingwalls@science.org.au

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM August 30, 2024

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